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5 Must-Read GLT Stories You May Have Missed

You’re busy, we’re busy, everyone’s busy. We get it.

Local news moves fast, and you may have overlooked some of our most important stories from the past few weeks. To help you catch up, here’s a quick look at 5 GLT Stories You May Have Missed.

Coliseum Probe: Why Didn’t The City Know?

The allegations—spelled out in 111 indictments against five former U.S. Cellular Coliseum managers—are an embarrassing blow to City of Bloomington leadership. City leaders have faced criticism for years over the arena’s financial performance—and its very existence—and the criminal case is likely to add fuel to that fire.

Future of County Nursing Home

The future of the McLean County Nursing Home is in question, amid falling revenue, fewer patients, and a 1970s structure lacking many modern-day amenities, GLT’s Charlie Schlenker reports.

Building Beds—and Community

With double the need, organizers of this year’s Bed Blitz are looking for volunteers to help build beds for local families in need. “Bloomington-Normal is a great community," organizer Robert Bosquez tells GLT’s Mike McCurdy. "When there's a need, they step up.”

Goodbye, Hobbyland

The most famous red door in Bloomington-Normal will be closing for the last time. Hobbyland owner Jerry Martin plans to retire, and he hasn’t been able to find an owner to rescue the business like he did in 2005.

GLT’s Psych Geeks on ‘Star Trek’

ISU psychology professors Scott Jordan and Eric Wesselmann tell GLT’s Laura Kennedy that the diversity of characters in the "Star Trek" universe provides a good launching pad for a discussion about identity. They contributed to a new book about the psychology behind “Star Trek.”

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Ryan Denham is the digital content director for WGLT.