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Darnysha Mitchell

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Darnysha Mitchell is an Illinois State University student and reporting and social media intern at WGLT.

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Businesses will have to change, well, the way they do business after recreational cannabis use becomes legal in January. Till now, simple drug-screening tests have helped employers maintain a drug-free workplace. After January it won't be that simple at all.

Central Illinois Girl Scouts are seeking new methods to recruit girls to combat a drop in enrollment.

The Central Illinois Regional Airport has collaborated with the Illinois State University’s School of Art and College of Fine Arts to open its first student art gallery.

signing the contract
Ryan Denham / WGLT

The West Market Street Council announced Friday it has reached an agreement to buy a west Bloomington shopping plaza in hopes of building a space for a new grocery store and other businesses.

Pianos being delivered
Twitter / Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University Tuesday had a lawn and sidewalk full of Steinway & Sons pianos.

Police are investigating an armed robbery Monday afternoon at a convenience store in Bloomington’s southwest side.

Children’s Home & Aid will host the 9th Annual “Taking Steps To End Child Abuse 5K Color Run”in memory of Duncan and Jack Leichtenberg of LeRoy, victims of the 2009 murder-suicide by their father after he failed to return them to their mother from a visit.

An Illinois State University student team was awarded a grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its project using recycled waste materials as an environmentally friendly alternative in construction material.

Couple in their home
Elaine Thompson / AP

While most millennials are preparing to buy their first home, those in Illinois are holding off on joining in the American Dream.

ISU plans to bring a new technology-focused incubator to Bloomington-Normal.

Vivian Doctora
Darnysha Mitchell / WGLT

Uptown Normal has several places to get a bite to eat. It’s about to get a dozen more.

Cross on the ground
Gregory Bull / AP

An anthropologist who’s studied life and death on the U.S.-Mexico border says the fight over the wall distracts from a much more difficult conversation that Americans don’t want to have. 

Maxwell Park in west Normal will get a renovated disc golf course and a bigger dog park thanks to a $400,000 state grant.

Heartland Community College is now offering a new program at the Western Avenue Community Center to help Bloomington residents who aren’t native English speakers gain the skills needed to succeed in the workplace.