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Unit 5's New Career Counselors Help Students Think Beyond College

3/18/2019
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Corey Ostling and Karrin Hawkins are Unit 5’s first-ever high school college and career counselors. And after almost one full school year in their new roles, even their job titles are a work in progress.

Duration:00:06:12

McHistory: Bloomington's War On Dogs

3/15/2019
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At the tail end of the Civil War, there was another battle stirring in the City of Bloomington: the war on dogs.

Duration:00:09:43

GLT Datebook: Artist Explores The Power Of Language

3/15/2019
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All artists face criticism. And when artist Bethany Collins was confronted with ugly, racially charged critiques of her work, she took control of that criticism and shaped the words into a powerful artistic message.

Duration:00:09:52

Museum Of History Seeks $16K For Photo Digitization Project

3/14/2019
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The McLean County Museum of History is looking to raise $16,000 to help fund the first part of a photo digitization project.

Duration:00:04:58

Ex-Redbird Winge Blazes Trail With NBA's Denver Nuggets

3/14/2019
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Illinois State alum and basketball player-turned-broadcaster Katy Winge is getting to live out her dream job.

Duration:00:06:58

Dollyrots D.I.Y. Ethic Pays Off

3/14/2019
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The Dollyrots lead vocalist/bassist Kelly Ogden said moving from Florida to Los Angeles in 2002 and then forming their own record label a decade later have been shrewd life decisions.

Duration:00:04:59

District 87 Expecting Minor Impact Of State Legislation On Calendar, E-Learning

3/14/2019
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District 87 is forging ahead with its school calendar and plans to implement alternative learning days, despite possible changes from impending state legislation.

Duration:00:07:49

How A Minimum Wage Increase May Impact Underpaid Child Care Field

3/13/2019
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Two big things are on the horizon for Illinois' child care system.

Duration:00:04:45

Unit 5 School Board Candidates Fight For Two Contested Seats

3/13/2019
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Illinois schools rely on at least 68 percent of funding from property tax dollars, according to the state board of education. And the lion's share of property taxes feed into local schools.

Duration:00:11:16

5 B-N Girls Among First To Join Boy Scouts

3/12/2019
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Boy Scouts: It's not just for boys anymore. Five Bloomington-Normal area girls are among the first in the country to join Scouts BSA as members of the new Troop 9903.

Duration:00:05:39

Major Crimes Down in Bloomington Despite Increased Homicides

3/11/2019
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Bloomington Police Chief Clay Wheeler said major crimes dropped 9 percent from 2017 to 2018, even as the city saw a sharp increase in homicides .

Duration:00:03:52

'Intense Discussions' On Unit 5's Financial Future To Begin This Summer

3/11/2019
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The Unit 5 school board that will be elected this spring will face some unpleasant policy choices.

Duration:00:06:14

Retiring Director Calls For More Education On AEDs

3/11/2019
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The retiring head of the Normal-based Illinois Heart and Lung Foundation says the organization has done a lot to make defibrillators available throughout the community and educate people on how to use them, but she hopes it's only a start.

Duration:00:06:34

Bloomington Doctor Warns Of Dangers Of Single-Payer Health Care

3/11/2019
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The incoming president of the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) said he's concerned single-payer health care could further drive up costs for care.

Duration:00:08:32

Barickman Wants To Ease Ballot Access Law

3/8/2019
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State Sen. Jason Barickman said Friday that Illinois’ ballot access laws are unfair to new political parties and independent candidates and should be changed.

Duration:00:03:50

Daniel Watkins' Music Will Leave An Indelible Imprint On Your Brain

3/8/2019
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Alt-folk and newgrass singer-songwriter Daniel Watkins felt somewhat isolated growing up in Henry, a town today of roughly 2,300 on the west side of the Illinois River about 45 minutes northeast of Peoria.

Duration:00:04:42

GLT Datebook: 'Wedding Singer' Makes A Lively Leap To The Stage

3/8/2019
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Community Players cordially invites you to attend a musical that unites Hollywood and Broadway, throwing in a heavy dose of nostalgia for good measure and good times.

Duration:00:07:35

Town Council Candidates Connect The Dots On Housing, Wages And Economic Development

3/7/2019
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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.

Duration:01:30:03

Anthony Gomes Heals Himself And Others With Music

3/7/2019
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Blues-rocker Anthony Gomes says he's donating a portion of the proceeds of his Friday show at the Castle Theatre to the Twin Cities-based HEAL Foundation , which supports autism acceptance.

Duration:00:04:54

Bloomington-Normal's First Food Hall Is Coming To Uptown Next Year

3/7/2019
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Uptown Normal has several places to get a bite to eat. It’s about to get a dozen more.

Duration:00:09:24