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GLT's Top Stories: Week Of March 26-30, 2018

Ryan Denham
An audit management letter memorandum from 2011 showing an issue (related to legal fees) similar to the criminal charge against former arena manager John Butler.

Here are some of top stories we covered this week (March 26-30, 2018) on GLT and WGLT.org.

Hidden Cameras Discovered

Police spokesperson Elias Mendiola said Thursday that several hidden cameras were recently found in Aaron Parlier’s apartment where he taught piano lessons. Parlier was charged Wednesday with 25 new counts, including 14 counts of child pornography, alleging he filmed himself with his teenage victims.

Read the story: Police: Hidden Cameras Found In Piano Teacher's Apartment

Cloudy Contract

Former City Manager David Hales is helping to clear up a contract dispute with former Coliseum manager John Butler. Butler has sued the city, claiming he’s owed $67,175 in unpaid commissions related to sponsorships and suite sales. That suit is pending.

Read the story: New Documents Link Vague Coliseum Contract To Criminal Charges

Green Top Troubles

Sales at the Bloomington cooperative grocery store have been 50 percent below initial projections, and it has been burning through cash reserves much faster than expected.

Read the story: Green Top Grocery Facing Financial Challenge

Now Hiring

A couple moving out of state will vacate their positions on the Normal Township and Normal Public Library boards.

Read the story: Vacancies Open Up On Normal Township, Library Boards

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Baylee Steelman joined us in November 2016. She is a journalism major graduating in May 2018. She mainly covers Bloomington City and Normal Town Council meetings, Unit 5 School Board meetings, produces the weekend News In Review, and helps run GLT events. Baylee also produces and anchors at TV-10, Illinois State University's student TV news station.
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