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Abigail Schombert

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Abigail Schombert is an audio production intern at WGLT. She joined WGLT in summer 2021. She is a creative technologies major (with an emphasis in sound) at Illinois State University.

  • WGLT's the Leadoff is everything you need to know for Friday, May 6. Charlie Schlenkerreports on the local impact that overturning Roe v. Wade could have for Illinois. Plus, the athletics director at Illinois State says changes to name image and likeness rules for student athletes are overdue.
  • WGLT's the Leadoff is everything you need to know for Thursday, May 5. A judge decided Wednesday to strike down a ruling from the McLean County Electoral Board and remove 5 Republican County Board Candidates from the June primary ballot. Plus, Colene Hoose Elementary School broke ground Wednesday morning on the new “world class” playground designed by Danish architect. The new playground will teach kids to care about the environment in the long-term.
  • WGLT's the Leadoff is everything you need to know for Wednesday, May 5. Last night, six Democrats vying for a shot at the open 17th Congressional District seat talked everything from infrastructure to climate change to abortion access. Plus, a rally in Bloomington yesterday for support of access to abortion followed the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion that suggests Roe v. Wade could be overturned.
  • WGLT's the Leadoff is everything you need to know for Tuesday, May 3rd. College commencement speakers who are trying to find messages of optimism to share with students who've spent more than half their college time in the midst of a pandemic. Plus, the Connect Transit abandonment of a proposal to renovate the old Pantagraph Newspaper building into a transfer center raises the question what will happen to that building now.
  • WGLT's the Leadoff is everything you need to know for Friday, April 29, 2022. Eric Stock reports on a need of improvement despite McLean County ranking among the healthiest counties in the state. Plus, Ariel Jones talks to Chicago singer-songwriter Mara Love, who will be performing at the Midwest Madness Festival at Nightshop.
  • WGLT's the Leadoff is everything you need to know for Thursday, April 28. Jon Norton takes a look back at conversations with Normal West graduate and American Idol top 10 contestant Leah Marlene. Plus, the latest on an effort to get court records unsealed in the Aaron Rossi case.
  • WGLT's the Leadoff is everything you need to know for Wednesday, April 27. Carle BroMenn Medical Center recognized organ donors yesterday, especially a donor whose brother is a beloved employee. Plus, Eric Stock speaks with the co-founder of a local lacrosse co-op, who's parlayed her talents on the field into a spot on a Division 1 roster.
  • WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to now for Tuesday, April 26. Former Congressman Ray LaHood talks civility and bipartisanship ahead of an appearance with the League of Women Voters tonight. Plus, the state's budget, recently signed by Gov. JB Pritzker, includes more money for Illinois college students.
  • WGLT's the Leadoff is everything you need to know for Monday, April 25. Ryan Denham speaks with a Bloomington-Normal who's trying to help those in Ukraine, two months after the Russian invasion began. Plus, after a recent appearance in town, National Education Association president Becky Pringle said many teachers need more support helping students who have struggled with two years of pandemic life.
  • WGLT's the Leadoff is everything you need to know for Friday, April 21. A Unit 5 teacher says cuts at Chiddix Junior High School will create inequities for some students. Plus, a look at an ISU grad's first ever music book by and/or for trans and non-binary people.