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Emily Bollinger / WGLT

The McLean County Republican Party hosted its Support the Red, White and Blue Rally on Sunday at the Corn Crib in Normal.

Children dig with shovels
Emily Bollinger / WGLT

The Bloomington-Normal YMCA is breaking ground on a new facility it will share with Easterseals Central Illinois.

Closed sign in a store window
Ashley Binkowski / WGLT

You can't go to the gym. You can't get a haircut. You might look a little different right now.

So does Bloomington-Normal.

Mark searches
Ashley Binkowski / WGLT

At 10 p.m. on a snowy Thursday in late January, Kimberly Maddox and her volunteer team bundled up and wandered the streets of Bloomington-Normal, looking for something that’s often invisible: those experiencing homelessness.

Third Street Down performs
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Heartbreaking loss. Young people starting new careers. Big-name politicos in Bloomington-Normal. And yes, some pro wrestling. WGLT's best photos from 2019 include a little bit of everything.

Student swings at a Gamma Phi Circus
Izzy Carroll / WGLT

A few students from Illinois State University will spend Thanksgiving with 50 million people. Of course, not around the dining room table.

People at rally holding signs
Izzy Carroll / WGLT

Advocates for immigrant children held in detention centers on the country's southern border are ramping up efforts in Bloomington-Normal to protest the Trump administration family separation policy.

Izzy Carroll / WGLT

WGLT's 15th annual Radio Faces was one of the best ever, thanks to the insightful and entertaining remarks from our headliner, NPR's Korva Coleman.

Scaringe and Pritzker
Ryan Denham / WGLT

Two years after arriving to a community filled with the hopeful and the doubtful, the electric automaker Rivian received an enthusiastic reception Sunday in Uptown Normal as it showed off three vehicles and invited jobseekers to apply at its manufacturing plant.

Holding sign at climate strike
Izzy Carroll / WGLT

Cries of “Fossil fuels have got to go” rose into the air Friday afternoon as students in bright orange vests held up traffic, waving on at least 250 climate strikers marching through Uptown Normal.

Adia Victoria sings
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

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
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

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
Ryan Denham / WGLT

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
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

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.

Cindy Le/WGLT

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.