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Eric Stock


Eric Stock is a reporter at GLT.

Eric worked at WJBC (Radio Bloomington) from 2004-2018 as a reporter, anchor, assignment editor, and sports director. Stock follows in the footsteps of News Director Charlie Schlenker and retired News Director Willis Kern in moving from Radio Bloomington’s WJBC to GLT.

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Facebook / Corn Belt Energy

Corn Belt Energy has dispatched crews to the southeastern United States to help restore power to thousands in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

Steve Hancock, Corn Belt's vice president of electric distribution, said two four-man crews are currently working in Youngsville, North Carolina, about 30 miles northeast of Raleigh.

He said Corn Belt crews will be working in two-week shifts to assist local energy cooperatives and will move to other impacted areas once power in restored.

Brad Dearing and volunteer fire cleanup
Eric Stock / WGLT

It was only a matter of days before Dearing Country Farms in rural Danvers was back in operation and owner Brad Dearing was back teaching at University High in Normal after an overnight fire Sept. 16 destroyed the home he built for his family in rural Danvers nearly 15 years ago.

West Bloomington Revitalization Project
Facebook / WBRP

Anyone looking to start or expand a business in west Bloomington can get financial help from a new microloan program.

Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Heartland Community College President Keith Cornille is putting his money where his feet are.

Melinda Fischer

Illinois State softball coach Melinda Fischer will have a national award named in her honor.

Bloomington City Hall
Eric Stock / WGLT

Do you know how many businesses there are in Bloomington? The city doesn't either, but that could change soon.

Lake Bloomington
Staff / WGLT

Bloomington plans to implement a new permitting system for boat docks at Lake Bloomington to try to resolve issues with some dock owners that have been ongoing for years.

Nikita Richards
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason said he expects an independent review of an ethics complaint against human resources employee and McLean County clerk candidate Nikita Richards will be done swiftly so the matter can be resolved before the Nov. 6 election.

Eric Stock / WGLT

When Todd Hovenden opened Biaggi's Italian restaurant in Bloomington in 1999, he had never run a restaurant before. 

Erik rankin
Ryan Denham / WGLT

The head of McLean County Democratic Party said he supports the party's candidate for county clerk accusing the incumbent of breaking the law.

McLean County Health Department
Eric Stock / WGLT

A psychologist who has studied social media is coming to McLean County to help adolescents better manage the technology that's taken over much of the lives.

Dan Muller
Eric Stock / WGLT

Illinois State men's basketball coach Dan Muller isn't shy about his lofty expectations for the Redbirds this season.

Kathy Michael and Nikita Richards
Ryan Denham / WGLT

The chief judge in Illinois’ Eleventh Judicial Circuit has approved a special prosecutor to review an ethics complaint filed against McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael.

Wolfgang Stein
Illinois State University

Illinois State University is getting a $495,000 grant to study how changes in temperatures can impact the nervous system.

Connie Beard
Eric Stock / WGLT

The head of the McLean County Republican Party is coming to the county clerk's defense in what's become a bitter re-election battle.


The Missouri Valley Conference has announced Illinois State men’s basketball will be featured 10 times this season as part of the league’s live event package with ESPN, according to a news release issued by the Valley. 

Bobby Hull
G-Jun Yam / AP

The Bloomington-Normal YMCA is turning to hockey legend Bobby Hull to help its public appeal for a new facility.

Police Car Lights

Bloomington Police are investigating separate incidents of gunfire in the last two nights, but investigators say they have no evidence of a connection between them.

McLean County Ethics Commission
Eric Stock / WGLT

McLean County’s Ethics Commission deliberated for two-and-a-half hours on Monday before deciding to send a complaint against County Clerk Kathy Michael to the county state’s attorney for review.

Kathy Michael and Nikita Richards
Ryan Denham / WGLT

McLean County’s Ethics Commission has scheduled a meeting to review a complaint filed against County Clerk Kathy Michael.

McLean County Government Center

The complaint filed Wednesday against McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael would signal the first time the county’s ethics commission has had opportunity to hear a complaint since the three-member commission was formed in 2012. 

Kathy Michael and Nikita Richards

Local Democrats claimed Thursday they have proof McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael used her county-owned computers for political purposes and that they suspect she tried to destroy one of them to conceal evidence of it.

Dick Durbin
J. Scott Applewhite / AP

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are renewing their call for an FBI investigation into sexual assault claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Laurie Bell and Arthur Haynes
Eric Stock / WGLT

A group of business owners and west Bloomington advocates has launched an effort to bring a full service grocery store and shopping plaza to that part of the community.

Gabe Cripe
Eric Stock / WGLT

An advocate for sexual assault victims said the latest social media movement is changing the conversation about abuse survivors.

Bradon McDaniel
Eric Stock / WGLT

An Illinois State University professor is sounding an alarm that parents' overuse of technology could be leading to social and emotional problems in their young children.

bulk waste
Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

Bloomington's new twice-a-year free bulk waste collection makes its fall debut next week.

Commercial Packaging
City of Bloomington

Bloomington is offering a few perks to help a packaging company relocate from Normal.

Bloomington Police
Eric Stock / WGLT

A five-hour police standoff in Bloomington ended Sunday with a 3-year-old boy being safely retrieved from a barricaded home and a man being taken into custody.

Police Car Lights

McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis has released the name of one of three people who were killed in a fiery crash that shut down Interstate 39 north of Normal early Wednesday.