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Gay Or Trans: A Casting Controversy

9/20/2018
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Is just being an actor enough to play the role of a gay or trans character?

Duration:00:11:08

Flaccid Finishes With A Flourish

9/20/2018
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The Bloomington-Normal psychedelic rock band Flaccid is calling it quits after six years. But founding member Nolan Kelly said members are not splitting without releasing a final album, and performing a final show at the Castle Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Duration:00:05:49

League Study Explores How Local Prosecutors Make Decisions

9/19/2018
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McLean County has a new top prosecutor, Don Knapp. The McLean County Board appointed him state’s attorney last month after his predecessor, Jason Chambers, became a judge.

Duration:00:06:53

ISU Focuses On Prevention In Active Shooter Training

9/18/2018
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In this era of high profile school shootings, it's more important than ever that schools train for such a crisis.

Duration:00:04:46

Locally Owned Restaurants Headline Fall Openings In B-N

9/18/2018
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Bloomington-Normal tends to get excited whenever a new chain restaurant opens. But this fall there are several locally opened restauranteurs who are opening their doors to customers.

Duration:00:06:46

New Book Offers Navigation For The Life Of An Actor

9/18/2018
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The life of an actor is no easy road, with ample demands that can tax the hardiest of artists. But help is at hand from a new book from a Bloomington-Normal pair who saw the need for practical advice that leads to lasting positive change for actors.

Duration:00:11:00

VenuWorks Reports Arena Losses, Economic Impact; Aldermen Weigh In On Eminent Domain

9/18/2018
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The city-owned Grossinger Motors Arena will likely never turn a profit, according to arena manager VenuWorks.

Duration:00:05:42

Facing Debt, Green Top Grocery Asks Owners For Help

9/17/2018
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Green Top Grocery must raise at least $300,000 this fall or risk closing its doors.

Duration:00:05:15

Barickman On Rauner's 'Unorthodox' Speech, Higher Ed Funding Rewrite

9/14/2018
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A day after Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “unorthodox” speech in Chicago, state Sen. Jason Barickman said he thinks the Republican incumbent needed a campaign reset and could still win in November.

Duration:00:05:29

Photographer Focuses On The Extraordinary Ordinary

9/13/2018
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"I just wanted to spend time with family and friends, trying to figure out what kind of relationship could happen if I put a camera between us."

Duration:00:10:51

Music Helping Jeni B. 'Come Alive Again'

9/13/2018
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Bloomington native Jenny Bratcher-Crafton, a.k.a. "Jeni-B.," has an opera and musical theater background. But debilitating health issues sidelined the music career of this talented vocalist and songwriter just over a decade ago.

Duration:00:10:38

Winners and Losers As Illinois Universities Report Fall Enrollment

9/13/2018
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Illinois’ public universities have finished tallying up their student bodies for the new school year, and once again it’s a mix of winners and losers.

Duration:00:04:12

One Year Later, No End In Sight For Coliseum Fraud Case

9/13/2018
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It’s been a year since five former U.S. Cellular Coliseum officials were charged with 111 criminal counts —accused of a running a brazen multiyear fraud scheme that stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from Bloomington taxpayers.

Duration:00:06:26

New Children's Museum Exhibit Reveals The Power Of Wind

9/12/2018
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Kids will learn about the power of wind through a new exhibit at the Children’s Discovery Museum.

Duration:00:07:28

Views From The Front Lines Of The Retail Revolution

9/12/2018
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Weeks after another anchor-store closure at Eastland Mall, Bloomington-Normal business leaders are grappling with the future of retail.

Duration:00:05:27

Twin City Musicians Pull Matt Garrison Back Into Music

9/12/2018
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Matt Garrison says bandmates in Bloomington-Normal cajoled him out of a seven-year music hiatus that began with the birth of his son nine years ago.

Duration:00:10:04

Belly Up To The Bar For A Second Chance At Love

9/11/2018
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Kindred spirits gather in a neighborhood bar in Philly and get something stronger than a shot of whiskey. It's a place where everybody knows your name. But do they know your heart?

Duration:00:09:03

NCHS Teacher Nominated For Illinois Teacher Of The Year

9/11/2018
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A music and choir teacher from Unit 5 is one of 10 nominated to be the 2019 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Duration:00:04:32

District 87 May Be Test Case For Post-Janus Teachers Unions

9/10/2018
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If you’re wondering how teachers unions will survive after the Supreme Court’s Janus decision , consider Bloomington’s District 87 as a test case.

Duration:00:06:28

Parking, Bees, and Downtown: Inside Bloomington's Big Zoning Overhaul

9/10/2018
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Jeff Henry of Bloomington is an urban beekeeper, hoping to reverse an alarming decline in pollinators like honeybees that threatens our global food supply.

Duration:00:05:25