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Heartland Community College’s Challenger Learning Center is tapping into local beermaking expertise for a unique immersive Escape Room experience this weekend.

Two familiar faces and one newcomer were headed toward election to the Heartland Community College Board of Trustees late Tuesday.

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Personal information of thousands of current and former Heartland Community College students and staff has been posted on an unsavory section of the internet, putting them at risk of identity theft.

The pandemic and issues surrounding social equity loomed large during a Thursday night forum attended by candidates for the Heartland Community College board of trustees.

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A new community project aims to take a snapshot of life in McLean County during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Country Financial is partnering with the Heartland Community College Foundation to help underrepresented high school students jump start their college careers.

A new scholarship opportunity, called the Country Financial Scholars Program, will cover up to 18 credit hours of dual enrollment and dual credit classes a year for a dozen Bloomington-Normal area students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, business or agriculture. Country Financial also will connect students with mentors in those areas.

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UPDATED 11:00 A.M. | Voters in the Unit 5 school district will have a lot of options when they decide who they want in charge of district policy next year.

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Heartland Community College has hired an architect to design an agriculture complex on campus, but school officials say the size and scope the proposed complex will depend on available funding.

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Spring semester enrollment is lagging well behind last year’s pace at most Bloomington-Normal colleges and universities.

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Remote learning has shaken up the way educators teach—and how teachers measure student growth.

Some worry students may fall behind without in-person instruction. The fear is greater for students already struggling in school. Educators say just because learning looks different during the COVID-19 pandemic, it doesn't mean students do worse. Some argue now is the time to reconsider how to assess students.

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Heartland Community College in Normal is adding a certification program with an eye on the area’s growing need for mental health support professionals. 

Behavioral health continues to be one of the top three issues in McLean County’s Community Health Improvement Plan through 2022.

The new certificate program will allow students to advance into the workplace directly from Heartland.

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The Heartland Community College Board of Trustees Tuesday night chose Jim Drew to fill the vacancy on the board created by the recent death of Greg Chadwick.

Drew, of Lincoln, will serve until voters choose a new trustee during the April 6, 2021 election. Two years remain on Chadwick’s unexpired term.

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Hackers carefully considered the timing of the Oct. 5 cyberattack on Heartland Community College.

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Panelists in a Heartland Community College discussion on voter suppression said just because governments no longer explicitly bar African Americans, women or the poor from voting, it doesn’t mean there aren’t active efforts to control who shows up at the polls. 

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Heartland Community College classes are back online, but the school still hasn't resolved all of its tech issues following a cyberattack last week.

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Heartland Community College officials said they hope to resume online classes Wednesday as they investigate an online security breach.

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Education has been deeply impacted by both the COVID-19 pandemic and rising pressure to end racism. 

Local education administrators detailed how they’re responding to the concurrent issues during a virtual Bloomington-Normal NAACP town hall Thursday night.

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Heartland Community College on Thursday announced that Gregg Chadwick, chair of the school’s board of trustees, has died.

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Heartland Community College enrollment on the first day of classes was down 8.6% among students and 8.4% in credit hours.

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Despite an increase in summer enrollment, Heartland Community College in Normal anticipates low numbers for the fall semester.

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Twin City nursing programs are full up and instruction will remain interactive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Heartland Community College will have to wait longer for its first volleyball season to begin.

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Heartland Community College has announced plans to bring some students back to campus in the fall and offer more online interaction with faculty.

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The coronavirus story is developing quickly in Illinois. Here are updates from WGLT's newsroom and our partners at Illinois Public Radio, NPR, and The Associated Press.

You can also see (or add to) our list of cancellations, closures, and rescheduled events. Find all of our coverage at WGLT.org/Coronavirus.

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While summer and fall enrollments at Heartland Community College are down about 20%, administrators believe those numbers may improve and the college remains financially sound.

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UPDATED 4:15 p.m. | The electric automaker Rivian will be able to claim its local property-tax breaks after meeting the minimum hiring and plant investment thresholds for the 2019 tax year, officials said.

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The coronavirus story is developing quickly in Illinois. Here are updates from WGLT's newsroom and our partners at Illinois Public Radio, NPR, and The Associated Press.

You can also see (or add to) our list of cancellations, closures, and rescheduled events. Find all of our coverage at WGLT.org/Coronavirus.

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The coronavirus story is developing quickly in Illinois. Here are updates from WGLT's newsroom and our partners at Illinois Public Radio, NPR, and The Associated Press.

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Heartland Community College will not hold a traditional graduation ceremony this spring, opting instead for a virtual alternative commencement amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

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Today is Census Day, when many local governments, schools and civic organizations were planning to ramp up efforts to ensure everyone gets counted. This is to ensure their communities get their share of government funding and representation.

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