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Concerts on the Quad have been filling pleasant summer Mondays since the 1980s at Illinois State University.
The Fourth of July holiday is all about mom and apple pie, as well as the nation's founding. Here is a different story of motherhood.
The mayor of Normal said Tuesday he thinks a variety of initiatives can happen to address the impact of recent gun violence on Bloomington-Normal.
Illinois Hotel Association Head Mark Gordon says Airbnb is shorting cities on taxes--cities like Bloomington-Normal--and undercutting hotels. GLT's Ryan Denham reports on Airbnb in the twin cities. As Independence Day approaches, here the story of a Union soldier fighting in the civil war as a man even though the Central Illinois resident was born as a woman. Get a behind the scenes peak at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. And Mayor Chris Koos is in the studio to talk about a new multi family
There will be an excess of talent on stage at this summer’s Illinois Shakespeare Festival . World-class actors performing some of the most eloquent language ever put to paper, supported by a talented army of set, costume, and lighting designers.
A semipro baseball team. A band performing at the Castle Theatre. A mom visiting to watch her son play college football. A family reunion. An author writing a book about historic Route 66.
UPDATED 3:40 p.m. | The Normal Town Council passed an ordinance Monday requiring apartments and other multifamily residences to provide recycling options starting in August 2019.
The head of the United Way of McLean County said distributions to social service programs this year will be down about down about $260,000. This is also the end of a three-year funding cycle under which agencies were supposed to receive a set amount, said United Way CEO David Taylor.
The last time singer-songwriter Neko Case played the Castle Theatre in Bloomington, the sold-out crowd missed out on her new album. The recording "Hell-On" was still a few months away from release.
Work requirements for people to receive SNAP food benefits could make final farm bill passage tougher. Adam Nielsen with the Illinois Farm Bureau tells GLT's Mary Cullen his organization doesn't have a position on work requirements. There's an edition of What's On Your Turntable. You'll hear some of the new Neko Case, on the turntable at Waiting Room Records in Uptown And during an edition of our gardening program, Grow, find out what it takes to make your deck or patio another livable space.
Outdoor furniture isn’t what it used to be. The trend is no longer towards an outdoor dinette set but more of a living room type of space, and it can get elaborate.
The Not In Our Town movement and United Way of McLean County said seven recent killings in the Twin Cities make it appear youths are in crisis in the community.
The House version of a new farm bill would impose tough new work requirements on recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.
The West Bloomington Revitalization Project is celebrating a decade of making life better for people.
A community conversation about gun violence. Seven people have been shot and killed in Bloomington-Normal in the past two months. There have also been numerous lesser shooting incidents. Federal prosecutors announced arrests and indictments of fifteen members of the gang the Bomb Squad for a variety of serious crimes including several murders, one of them, in April, a Bradley University student who was a bystander. With us to talk about the issues surrounding the gun violence are the Rev.