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Adia Victoria sings
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The weather held out and a big crowd turned out for Saturday's 19th annual GLT Summer Concert presented by CEFCU.

Drone hovers off the ground
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At the edge of the McLean County fairgrounds, a sound like a swarm of bees filled the air.

Lincoln stares off into distance
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Surrounded by farmland as far as the eye can see, Lincoln Slagel showed off a crop you don't see too often here in central Illinois: hops.

Maddox family with a sign
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

A huge crowd marked Armed Forces Day on Saturday by honoring the life and death of Sgt. Anthony R. Maddox, a former Bloomington-Normal resident who died six years ago from injuries suffered while serving in Afghanistan.

Buck Farley poses
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There is treasure buried underneath State Farm’s corporate headquarters.

No, not literally treasure. More like a treasure trove.

Rhys Lovell looks at statue
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Nearly to the day 139 years after making his major league baseball debut on May 5, 1880, a tree carving of Bloomington's Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn was dedicated not quite 60 feet, 6 inches from his final resting place.

Family holds photo
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Army Ranger Sgt. Josh Rodgers of Normal was on his third tour of Afghanistan before he turned 22. He died in a raid of an ISIS headquarters in Afghanistan two years ago this weekend.

Sandy and Fred Groves
Amy Niebur / WGLT

An auto mechanic who's been fixing cars in downtown Bloomington for more than 50 years will soon be looking under the hood for the last time.

gavin and allie hug dameca
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

High school youth activists in the Twin Cities are focusing this year on reducing local gun violence.

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.

Photos: Bacon And Beer Festival Returns To Arena

Mar 3, 2019
Men eat bacon
Amy Niebur / WGLT

A big crowd turned out Saturday for the second year of the Bacon and Beer Festival at Grossinger Motors Arena.

The design for the new Trail East building in Uptown Normal
Farnsworth Group

Designs for the Trail East project submitted to the town of Normal are close to what the developer promised earlier, according to town staff.

ISU staffers pose at Night In a Car
Amy Niebur / WGLT

Around 150 people participated in third annual Night In A Car fundraiser, which sheds light on the hidden aspect of homelessness that many in our community experience: living in their cars.

Chairs and a table inside the new Colene Hoose addition
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Unit 5 board members joined Normal Town Council members for a tour of the new addition at Colene Hoose Elementary School on Tuesday night.

Protester holds sign
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Artists at work. Candidates on the campaign trail. Passionate protesters. Miniature horses helping students de-stress. GLT's best photos from 2018 include a little bit of everything.

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Trick-or-treating may have not started till Oct. 31, but some families got a jumpstart on the holiday.

Normal Marching Band performs
Cindy Le / WGLT

Over 40 marching bands from across Illinois competed Saturday at the High School Marching Band Championships at Hancock Stadium.

Heartland Community College students meet mini therapy horses during their campus visit Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Move over, therapy dogs. Heartland Community College is bringing in mini therapy horses.

The Normal college hosted mini therapy horses from the organization MiniVisits on Tuesday.

Normal Mayor Chris Koos and University President Larry Dietz flip the switch, lighting Uptown in ISU's colors.
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

For the sixth year in a row, Illinois State University has kicked off Homecoming week with the Uptown tree lighting in partnership with the Town of Normal.

Photos: Iron & Wine Perform at Castle Theatre

Oct 6, 2018
Iron & Wine performs
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter who performs as Iron & Wine entertained a local crowd Friday night at the Castle Theatre in downtown Bloomington.

Jeff Smudde / WGLT

From medieval weapons to farming tools to hand railings and wall hangings, blacksmithing is actually thought to have started around 1,500 B.C. in the Middle East.

Photos: Barks & Brews at Destihl Brewery

Sep 30, 2018
Cindy Le / WGLT

Pet Central Helps found homes for pets Saturday at the Barks & Brews adoption event at Destihl.

McLean County Board candidates at the forum
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

The idea of a nonpartisan commission to handle elections in McLean County divided candidates Tuesday at a forum hosted by GLT and the League of Women Voters of McLean County.

Illinois Wesleyan University student demonstrates usage of new arena.
Jeff Smudde / Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University has unveiled its new arena where its new esports program is housed.

Sharon Chung gives out candy
Cindy Le / WGLT

The Labor Day parade in Bloomington had some unusual elements this year.

GLT staff and students inside our tent
Cindy Le / WGLT

GLT was a proud co-presenter for last weekend’s Sweet Corn Blues Festival in Uptown Normal, where blues and delicious corn on the cob came together for a beautiful combination.

Photos: Make Music Normal In Uptown

Jun 24, 2018
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

GLT was a proud sponsor at Saturday's Make Music Normal festival in Uptown Normal.

Photos: Big Crowd At GLT Summer Concert

Jun 10, 2018
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

A big crowd was rewarded with great weather Saturday at the annual GLT Summer Concert.

Photos: Hot Morning At Memorial Day Parade

May 28, 2018
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Bloomington-Normal residents braved some morning heat Monday for the annual Memorial Day parade.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Hundreds of Bloomington-Normal residents braved the cold Saturday morning to protest gun violence and mass shootings and advocate for gun reform.