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GLT's Top Stories: Week Of April 9-13, 2018

Jenn Carrillo
Charlie Schlenker
Bloomington City Council candidate Jenn Carrillo has nearly 10 years of community organizing in Bloomington-Normal.

Here are some of the top stories we covered this week (April 9-13, 2018) on GLT and WGLT.org.

For Sale

The former State Farm headquarters building in Downtown Bloomington no longer houses employees. The insurance company plans to put the building on the market. 

Read the story: State Farm To Sell Downtown Building

Job Jumble 

McLean County State's Attorney Jason Chambers will seek a circuit judge vacancy, and First Assistant State's Attorney Adam Ghrist is moving on to a new position at the federal level. 

Read the story: Chambers Applies For Judge; Ghrist Moves To Feds

New Leadership

An administrator from Madison Area Technical College in Wisconsin with decades of service in higher education will become the next president of Heartland Community College.

Read the story: Heartland Community College Picks President From Wisconsin

Early Council Candidate

Local activist and YWCA mission impact director Jenn Carrillo has announced her plans to run for the Ward 6 seat on the Bloomington City Council. Karen Schmidt currently represents the west side of Bloomington and hasn't announced whether she will seek re-election.

Read the story: Carrillo Runs For Ward 6 Council Seat In Bloomington

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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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