WGLT's The Leadoff is a daily dose of Bloomington-Normal news, arts and culture, and music. Every day on WGLT's daily podcast, we'll deep-dive into one local story. Then we'll get you ready for the day (or the weekend) with a look ahead with WGLT reporters and guests from the community. Available by 7 a.m. every weekday.
WGLT's The Leadoff - Monday 8/15/22
WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Monday, August 15. A Central Illinois group is educating people on how to help preserve the monarch butterfly population. Plus, a recent graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University plans to spend her time as a Fulbright scholar in Vienna the music of composers who were silenced by the Nazis.
WGLT's The Leadoff - 8/12/22
WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Friday, August 12. The new head of Bloomington's District 87 schools says he's excited for the school year. Plus, in the wake of more race discrimination lawsuits filed against State Farm, a discrimination law expert says retaliation is common in discrimination cases -- and there's a high legal bar to prove someone liable.
WGLT's The Leadoff - Wednesday 8/10/22
WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Wednesday, August 10. A Bloomington High School senior has been appointed to the city's citizen-led police review board. Plus, a look back at the life of longtime Normal town council member and public servant Garrett Scott.
WGLT's The Leadoff - Tuesday 8/9/22
WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Tuesday, August 9. Bloomington was host to a recent summit aimed at getting more girls interested in the STEM field. Plus, an agricultural behemoth has launched a pilot program that pays farmers to use "carbon smart" practices — and that includes farmers in McLean County.
WGLT's The Leadoff - Monday 8/8/22
WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Monday, August 8. There's a new scam targeting central Illinois businesses. Plus, there have been trace amounts of the so-called "forever chemicals" in the water supply of three McLean County communities.
WGLT's The Leadoff - Friday 8/5/22
WGLTs The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Friday, August 5. The state's gas tax holiday might not do much for your wallet, according a Northern Illinois University economics professor. Plus, a preview of the new $24 million YMCA facility set to open later this month.
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