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John Murray

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John Murray is an intern at WGLT. John is a student at Illinois State University's School of Communication.

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Many businesses who have been struggling since the pandemic began in March hope Illinois’ transition to Phase 4 will allow them to recover after three cash-strapped months.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged those working in the medical field.

"The show must go on" is one of the most repeated phrases in theatre, whether you're directing on Broadway or a children's production.

Kristen Gillespie
Illinios State University Athletics

Illinois State women’s basketball coach Kristen Gillespie said Kobe Bryant was a childhood hero for many of her players, and his death is a reminder to make every day count.

The theme of ethics reform continues to percolate through Springfield, for instance whether lawmaker e-mails should be considered public. More on ethics from Governor JB Pritzker. Plus, the Publisher and Executive Editor of Crain's Chicago Business talks about the future of journalism. There's a talent pipeline from Decatur to Bloomington-Normal. Find out why. And baseball has the hot stove league in the winter. Gardeners have seed and plant catalogs...it's WGLT's gardening podcast Grow. 

Artist Melissa Oreksy combines plants and art, but not in landscape painting. Laura Kennedy has more about Oreski's exibit Growing Time. As marijuana becomes legal we look back at Prohibition as it began a century ago and the attitudes people held about alcohol. Some of the same feelings society has held about cannabis more recently. Plus, meet the new Unit 5 superintendent. And Jon Norton dives into the storytelling sensibilities of the band Them Coulee Boys.

WGLT correspondent Edith Brady-Lunny joins Charlie Schlenker to discuss a lawsuit filed against ISU over admissions at its lab schools. Colleen Reynolds reports from a crosscultural celebration at Wayman AME church in Bloomington. And learn about historical peak of mapmaking.