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Student Reporter Dania De La Hoya

Student Reporter

Dania is a reporter at GLT, as well as a student at Illinois State University.

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Autism McLean / Facebook

A local group has made several moves in the last two years to make Bloomington-Normal friendlier to people with autism.


Unemployment rates have gone down in the past year in every Illinois metropolitan area, including Bloomington-Normal.

Jon Norton / WGLT

In the wake of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, earlier this year, Bloomington-Normal students are still working for change.

Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

A potential Connect Transit transfer center in Downtown Bloomington is still on the table.

Gabrielle Bozeman / WGLT

A Bloomington-Normal tragedy is being held up as an example of the help a new law provides for those in need of organ transplants.

Monty Greutman / Bridgestone

Manufacturing has seen a surge of economic growth lately, but the industry is growing faster than it can find employees to fill the gap.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Farm states are likely to be among those hit hardest by China’s proposed tariffs on American exports, including Illinois.

Staff / WGLT

Free drop-off recycling in Normal will continue, but at a lesser level and with a private company at the head of the program.

Wikimedia Commons / Wikimedia

The old saying is memory is a faulty crutch. For years, a professor at Illinois State University has focused her research on proving that old saying right.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

There are signs of trouble for a new grocery store cooperative in Bloomington.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Hundreds of Bloomington-Normal residents braved the cold Saturday morning to protest gun violence and mass shootings and advocate for gun reform.

Ken Lam

Organ music has the connotation of being confined to churches, but that’s not what’s happening Friday night at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

Bloomington-Normal YMCA / Facebook

The Bloomington-Normal YMCA will kick off its annual campaign to help local children and families next month.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The fate of the McLean County Nursing Home appears to be safe for now.

Cindy Le / WGLT

The mayor of Normal said he does not know whether the town will have to go through another round of budget cutting in a few years.

Dania De La Hoya / WGLT

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis is joining the fight against the nationwide opioid epidemic, with help from Bloomington-Normal police.

Advocate BroMenn Healthcare

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal is rolling out new state-of-the-art equipment worth $5 million.

Central Illinois Small Animal Rescue

The Central Illinois Small Animal Rescue (CISAR) is looking for homes for its furry tenants in light of the shelter’s upcoming closure.

Staff / WGLT

The Normal Public Library is postponing dreams of a new library, potentially for decades.

Staff / WGLT

Residents of rural McLean County may soon face a new property tax.

Staff / WGLT

The United Way of McLean County is responding to the overall decline in charitable donations in McLean County by reinventing its fundraising methods.

An artist rendering looking south at proposed underpass between the Children's Discovery Museum and Uptown Station in Uptown Normal
Farr Associates / Town of Normal

Local leaders are heading to Washington, D.C., next month to lobby for two new community projects.

Google Earth

The City of Bloomington is taking measures to reduce the number of accidents at Frontage Road and Fairway Drive.

Welcome Dayton

A change in the way Bloomington-Normal approaches the establishment of a Welcoming City ordinance may be what the Twin Cities need to truly make immigrants feel welcome.

Books To Benefit

A local nonprofit organization has found a new home for a rare, historical text from the 19th century.

Mike McCurdy / WGLT

One Democratic candidate for governor is less than impressed with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's positive tone in this week’s State of the State address and thinks it’s a sign Illinois is ready for a change in power.


The parent company of the Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington is starting the year on a high note, reporting increased earnings in its last quarter.

The job of Heartland Community College president appears to be a hot commodity.

Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

For some children of Indian workers in Bloomington-Normal, the future is uncertain at best.

Dania De La Hoya / WGLT

With the primary election less than two months away, progressives in McLean County are upping the pressure on Republican office holders—or at least cardboard cutouts of them.