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Maddie Bounds

Social Media and Online Writing Intern

Maddie is a social media and online writing intern at GLT. She's a student in the School of Communication at Illinois State University.

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A special blood drive will be held from 12:30-5:30 p.m. on August 7 at the Salvation Army Heartland Divisional headquarters in Peoria in honor of a fellow employee who was injured in a skydiving accident in Normal earlier this summer.

Maui started the year as a stray. On Thursday, he became the proud owner of a new home.

Katie Funk shows off Funks Grove Heritage Fruits and Grains products at the sirup shop.
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On a recent morning Katie and Jonathan Funk and Katie's fiance, Jeff Hake, were showing off through their nine-acre organic farm. There are grapevines, corn stalks, a young orchard.

American Red Cross

American Red Cross officials say the newly remodeled donation center on Bloomington's east side will better serve the community and make it easier to give blood.

“Incredibly amazing,” “brilliant” and “very gifted” are just a few ways an Illinois Wesleyan University professor described her three students who recently won a $5,000 grant to start up their business.

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The Illinois State University Planetarium is using its newly remodeled space for more than just outer space.

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The Normal West head soccer coach says his teams’ recent trip to Jamaica will prepare his players not just for next season—but for the rest of their lives.

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Local Special Olympics athletes traded in their running shoes and swimming caps for paint brushes on Monday to prepare for this weekend’s Summer Games.

When you think of Bloomington-Normal brands with national or even international reputations, it's State Farm and Beer Nuts. Now Destihl is on the list.

State Treasurer Michael Frerichs
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A test program the state treasurer is promoting could increase the rate at which Illinoisans save for retirement.