GLT's Top Stories: Week of Oct. 16-20, 2017
Here are the top stories we covered this week (Oct. 16-20, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.
Taking A Knee In Normal
Students at Normal Community High School kneeled during the national anthem at their Homecoming week assembly. Many also wore their Black Lives Matter T-shirts in support of the organization.
Read the story: NCHS Students Kneel During Anthem At Homecoming Event
Negativity In News Happening
More than 4,000 Facebook users are on a waiting list to join the 20,000+ member-strong News Happening in Bloomington Normal And McLean Co Area and All Over page. The idea is to share newsworthy information, but what else can happen when users can say anything they want to others online without serious repercussions?
Read the story: Local Facebook Group Spreads The News, But Something Darker Too
Tax Breaks For Businesses
The Normal Town Council has given an $800,000 tax break to a shopping center owned by Phillips Edison. The town expects to see $4.8 million in new sales and tax revenue sparked by the renovations.
Read the story: Shopping Center Owner Asks Normal Council For $800K In Tax Breaks
Abortion Access Comes To Bloomington
Local women will no longer be forced to travel out of McLean County to receive abortion services from Planned Parenthood. The Planned Parenthood on Veterans Parkway and Clearwater Avenue now offers medication abortions.
Read the story: Bloomington Clinic Begins Medication Abortions
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