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WGLT's Sound Ideas - Wednesday 10/27/21

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The pandemic has exposed flaws in global supply chains for everything from toilet paper to car parts. An ISU expert on large scale economies tells you those flaws were always there. And fixing them is hard. Another small town central Illinois newspaper closes, but a new outlet will test the market for news in Ford County. Bloomington City Council action to skirt a ban on new video gambling licenses can be considered unfair. City Manager Tim Gleason says the council has to weigh the greater good of community development. And themes are emerging on what buckets the town of Normal will use to spend federal pandemic relief aid.

WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.