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Charlie Schlenker

It’s summertime, meaning it’s time to learn about ... snowmobiles?

Sibley Celebrates Vibrant and Rich History

Jul 3, 2019
Sibley Business and Historical Association

Small towns across Illinois are having a rough go to keep their culture alive. For decades rural populations have been falling. Some subside into tiny crossroads communities. Others keep trying.

Peoria skyline
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Central Illinois is home to some of the most segregated places in the country.

Barb Dallinger
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and local LGBTQ+ rights advocate Barb Dallinger says there's still a long way to go.

Rendering of new training center
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At the end of summer, Bloomington-Normal is expected to see a new nonprofit organization arrive in town.

Olivia Mechin
Staff / WGLT

Cultures are colliding this summer in Bloomington-Normal.

potholes
Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

McLean County government is expecting the busy spring legislative session in Springfield to help it chip away at road repairs and other infrastructure.

Barickman on the Senate floor
senatorbarickman.com

The state budget may be settled, but Illinois’ underfunded pensions are not.

Chris Koos at a meeting
Staff / WGLT

The mayor of Normal said regional efforts to pull together on economic development have never really happened.

A view of the 2017 HHW collection event
Michael Brown / Ecology Action Center

The executive director of the Ecology Action Center in Normal said there are signs the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) is emerging from years of financial constraints and government deadlock.

Unit 5 district offices
Staff / WGLT

Unit 5 schools are still in a deep financial hole, even with some increased state budget stability.

Amy Louise Wood poses with her book
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Jim Crow at first glance seems like the past, but Illinois State University history professor Amy Louise Wood's new book reminds us how it lives on today in our legal system.

CIRA sign under blue sky
Staff / WGLT

The Central Illinois Regional Airport annual report noted a significant increase in passenger traffic in 2018.

Katrin Paehler
Illinois State University

Nazi Germany was a complicated militaristic machine with many gears.