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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.

  • Some suggest Illinois use pandemic relief money to reduce a massive unemployment trust fund debt. Governor JB Pritzker says you can't do that. The Governor, though, is wrong. Other States are doing just that. Plus hear about the state budget deficit and the pension problem in an in-depth interview with Governor Pritzker. And weeks after torrential rains caused more than a thousand homes to flood in Bloomington Normal health officials warn the backed up sewage might still be an issue. The McLean County Health Department Environmental Health Director has more.
  • Some suggest Illinois use pandemic relief money to reduce a massive unemployment trust fund debt. Governor JB Pritzker says you can't do that. The Governor, though, is wrong. Other States are doing just that. Plus hear about the state budget deficit and the pension problem in an in-depth interview with Governor Pritzker. And weeks after torrential rains caused more than a thousand homes to flood in Bloomington Normal health officials warn the backed up sewage might still be an issue. The McLean County Health Department Environmental Health Director has more.
  • Illinois' largest auto insurer says it is seeing a huge increase in thefts of catalytic converters nationwide and in this state. State Farm says pandemic unemployment and a hot market for platinum palladium and rhodium might be causes. A jazz musician who borrows from hip hop says the two art forms are more similar than you might think. Jon Norton has an interview with Saxophonist Christopher McBride before a Saturday concert in Bloomington. Bloomington Council Member Jamie Mathy is all about under the street infrastructure. And find out what kids are learning about media literacy.
  • High schools are puzzling over how to meet new state requirements to teach media literacy. Educators at Illinois State University's school of communication have some tips after producing an online resource to combat fake news and promote civic reasoning. Normal town council member Kathleen Lorenz voted for the underpass project, again, but says it's a nervous vote. Lorenz tells you what she thinks is next. Plus, Arts correspondent Breanna Grow explores what goes right when the casting is all wrong with "Miscast Cabaret" from Community Players.
  • Small towns in McLean County would love to have a couple million bucks in pandemic relief money. They're frustrated the Governor's staff haven't filled out the federal paperwork. Lexington alone would get a quarter million dollars to help businesses and improve infrastructure. Bloomington City Council member Jenn Carillo is resigning because she's moving out of the ward. Bloomington city council member Jamie Mathy says he'd like to see mental health workers go along with cops and emergency service workers to respond to people experiencing a psychiatric, behavioral or substance abuse crisis. And get a light and lovely look at lavender.
  • Small towns in McLean County would love to have a couple million bucks in pandemic relief money. They're frustrated the Governor's staff haven't filled out the federal paperwork. Lexington alone would get a quarter million dollars to help businesses and improve infrastructure. Bloomington City Council member Jenn Carillo is resigning because she's moving out of the ward. Bloomington city council member Jamie Mathy says he'd like to see mental health workers go along with cops and emergency service workers to respond to people experiencing a psychiatric, behavioral or substance abuse crisis. And get a light and lovely look at lavender.
  • A lot of people in Bloomington Normal needed a fur child to relieve the isolation and get through the pandemic. A lot of those kitties and doggies are going back to animal shelters when their humans no longer want the pets. It takes a wage of more than sixteen bucks an hour to afford a two bedroom apartment in Bloomington Normal. A minimum wage earner has to work one and a half jobs just to have a place to sleep. Plus, Jersey Mike's restaurant is set to open. Texas Roadhouse in Bloomington Normal will be delayed a bit. Hear about the Bloomington Normal Restaurant Scene with Larry Carius.
  • A lot of people in Bloomington Normal needed a fur child to relieve the isolation and get through the pandemic. A lot of those kitties and doggies are going back to animal shelters when their humans no longer want the pets. It takes a wage of more than sixteen bucks an hour to afford a two bedroom apartment in Bloomington Normal. A minimum wage earner has to work one and a half jobs just to have a place to sleep. Plus, Jersey Mike's restaurant is set to open. Texas Roadhouse in Bloomington Normal will be delayed a bit. Hear about the Bloomington Normal Restaurant Scene with Larry Carius.
  • Stress can affect childhood development. Hear from an expert whether the pandemic may delay kids speech and language. You can "BEE" a fan of plucky pollinators with a visit to Wild Harvest Honey festival in Heyworth. Karen Zangerle masterminded a 2-1-1 hotline to provide access to help in McLean and 48 other Illinois Counties. Zangerle is retiring from the agency after 36 years. Plus, who among homeowners in the Midwest has not experienced the tyranny of the turf?
  • Stress can affect childhood development. Hear from an expert whether the pandemic may delay kids speech and language. You can "BEE" a fan of plucky pollinators with a visit to Wild Harvest Honey festival in Heyworth. Karen Zangerle masterminded a 2-1-1 hotline to provide access to help in McLean and 48 other Illinois Counties. Zangerle is retiring from the agency after 36 years. Plus, who among homeowners in the Midwest has not experienced the tyranny of the turf?