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Participants are wearing their protective gear and ready for their smashing session.
Smash Club Bloomington's Facebook

David and Sandy Kagel are bringing something new to the table for stress release in Bloomington-Normal. They brought a bottle, and it’s for you to smash. 

ISU's Office of Sustainability program director, Elisabeth Reed
Office of Sustainability Website / Illinois State University

Starting Thursday, Illinois State University students living in off-campus apartments will have access to recycling as a new Town of Normal ordinance goes into effect.

With that longtime priority off the to-do list, ISU’s new Office of Sustainability program director Elisabeth Reed is planning for the future.

Kari Sandhaas the artist
McLean County Museum of History

The old Laborers' Local 362 union hiring hall is being demolished this week. The building featured a mural created by Kari Sandhaas in the 1980s, which displayed Bloomington-Normal’s historical relationship with labor and unionizing.

Chris Koos at a meeting
Staff / WGLT

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

Ryan smiles and stands in front of a wall.
Sean Newgent

The popularity of Minecraft, mobile games, and Fortnite has proven that gamers are everywhere. The CEO of Netflix told investors at the beginning of the year that the platform faces more competition from Fortnite than HBO. The industry as a whole made around $135 billion last year alone. Gamers are everywhere.

Children’s Home & Aid will host the 9th Annual “Taking Steps To End Child Abuse 5K Color Run”in memory of Duncan and Jack Leichtenberg of LeRoy, victims of the 2009 murder-suicide by their father after he failed to return them to their mother from a visit.

An Illinois State University student team was awarded a grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its project using recycled waste materials as an environmentally friendly alternative in construction material.

ISU plans to bring a new technology-focused incubator to Bloomington-Normal.