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Wages for Bloomington-Normal and Peoria workers were headed in very different directions when the pandemic hit like a freight train, according to newly released economic data.

ISU student's mortarboard
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As graduation approaches for college seniors, career advisers say they should prepare to enter a job market that looks different.

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Ashley Binkowski / WGLT

More than 5,000 people in the Bloomington-Normal area claimed unemployment benefits in March—a ten-fold increase from a year ago that offers a new view of COVID-19’s economic toll.

Bridgestone plant in Normal
Staff / WGLT

The Bridgestone Off-Road Tire plant in Normal is nearly finished with a $12 million renovation.

While the Peoria area is showing job growth, it still lags national averages.

Candidates at a table
Amy Niebur / WGLT

When it comes to financial incentives for developers, candidates for Normal Town Council say who receives incentives is just as important as how much they receive.

Tre Whitelow and Jay Shannon
Ryan Denham / WGLT

Young adulthood is often carved up into milestones—your first job, car, house, or child.

For Tre Whitelow of Bloomington, it was a much smaller achievement that became a turning point of sorts. He recently got his first wallet, at age 21.

MCCA's Next Step Welcomes Employment Program

Jul 25, 2018
Mary Cullen / WGLT

A new program at Mid Central Community Action (MCCA) provides residents with access to employment coaching and job development.

Bridgestone plant in Normal
Staff / WGLT

The Bridgestone plant in Normal will add 30 new employees as part of a $12 million investment, the tiremaker announced Tuesday.

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Amid the many moves by State Farm Insurance comes a hiring fair.

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When a big local retailer like JCPenney or Gordmans closes its doors, it becomes another chapter in the “retail apocalypse” storyline that predicts the end of brick-and-mortar shopping.