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GLT's Top Stories: Week Of April 30-May 4, 2018

Charlie Schlenker
The Keep Families Together Coalition rallied in 2016 outside Bloomington City Hall and will rally in Uptown next Monday evening.

Here are some of the top stories we covered this week (April 30-May 4, 2018) on GLT and WGLT.org.

Welcoming Ordinance In Normal

Mayor Chris Koos said the Normal Town Council has been working on an ordinance, and discussions have been cordial. The council has been working on the Welcoming City ordinance for a few months now, and will vote on it Monday. A Welcoming ordinance regulates communication between local police officers and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. 

Read the story: Normal To Consider Welcoming Ordinance Monday

One Building, Please. 

Bloomington's mayor said the vacant Front N Center building in the heart of downtown can potentially be acquired through eminent domain.

Read the story: Mayor: City May Pursue Eminent Domain On Downtown Building

Business As Usual

A new manufacturer will bring 40-55 new jobs to Normal. The company makes wire harnesses and cable and mechanical assemblies. 

Read the story: New Manufacturer Coming To Town

The Value Of Higher Ed

Heartland Community College's incoming president said he's feeling optimistic for the future of state funding for higher education.

Read the story: New HCC President Addresses Higher Ed Funding Concerns

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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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