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Jolie Sherman

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Jolie Sherman is a newsroom intern at WGLT. She joined WGLT in fall 2019.

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McLean County registered nurse Abbi Sorrells has worked on the front lines of the pandemic. She says she understands the desire to reopen parts of the economy.

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The coronavirus has ripped away many things from many people, including high school seniors.

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“You are my hero for today."

That’s what one senior citizen said to East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging (ECIAAA) Director Susan Real as she completed her last round of deliveries.

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Harbingers of spring — budding trees, green grass, and a sunny sky — may not point to warmer weather as quickly as central Illinoisans might expect.

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A new campaign aims to bring Bloomington-Normal businesses closer together during the coronavirus pandemic.

Emily Riehl
Johns Hopkins University

Bloomington-Normal native Emily Riehl found her passion early on. Before graduating University High School, her teachers recognized her gift in mathematics.

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Allegiant will add its third nonstop route to Florida from Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) in Bloomington starting this summer, officials said Tuesday.

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In a nod to the academic and life skills that stem from student involvement, Heartland Community College will soon become the third higher education institution in Bloomington-Normal to offer a varsity esports team.

Dr. Romanie Walter
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Being a veterinarian sounds like any animal lover’s dream. You get to work with friendly, furry, tail-wagging clients. But the job is a lot harder than it looks.

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This spring, students from Normal Community High School will sit in the seats of senators.

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A few students from Illinois State University will spend Thanksgiving with 50 million people. Of course, not around the dining room table.

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A $500,000 federal grant will help a Bloomington child and family service agency expand its weekly supervised visitations and safe exchanges to more clients.

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State Farm

Youth in the Olympia school district are getting some big help as they chip away at food insecurity in rural McLean County.

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YWCA McLean County’s Stepping Stones program says its updated hotline number will provide quicker and more direct help to anyone who has experienced sexual assault or abuse and stalking.

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Next month the 2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year will be chosen from among the 10 finalists.