GLT's Top Stories: Week of Sept. 4-8, 2017 | WGLT

GLT's Top Stories: Week of Sept. 4-8, 2017

Here are the top stories we covered this week (Sept. 4-8, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

#DefendDACA
Illinois State University students, along with other local organizations, took to Bloomington-Normal following Attorney General Jeff Session's announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program provides work permits, driver's licenses and Social Security numbers to people who came to the U.S. as undocumented children with their parents. 
Read the story: More DACA Protests Set For Bloomington-Normal

Local Housing Conditions
GLT's Judith Valente investigates low-income housing situations in Bloomington and Normal. Tenants face issues with infestations, plumbing and intolerance from landlords. 
Read the story: Landlord v. Tenant: Housing Inspectors Seek Compliance, Not Punishment 

Sleeping In 
Unit 5 students in junior and high school are going to class one hour later. Research shows kids in their age range benefit from sleeping more. So will report cards and test scores see improvement? 
Read the story: Are Later Start Times Helping Students In Unit 5?

Buses and Books
The Downtown Bloomington Task Force will consider knocking down the dilapidated garage on Market Street to make way for the new Bloomington Public Library and a Connect Transit transfer center.
Read the story: Downtown Task Force Eyes Joint Library-Transit 'Catalyst' Project

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