Uncommon Knowledge Archive

GLT Datebook: @Salon Is A Theater Of Conversation And Exchange

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:12:00 +0000

Artists and audience members will engage in an afternoon of conversation, poetry, music and more in @Salon.

GLT's Grow: Soil Analysis Gets To The Bottom Of Your Dirt

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:45:52 +0000

Rosa in Utica, Illinois, wants to know the best way to test her soil to get great results in her butterfly garden.

GLT Newscast - Friday Morning, March 16, 2018

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:57:31 +0000

Photos Reveal Quiet Fortitude Against Adversity

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:17:27 +0000

Photographer Terttu Uibopuu draws parallels between her homeland of Estonia and her new home in America in a collection of photos currently on view at the University Galleries in Uptown Normal.

GLT Sound Ideas 3/14/18

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:51:28 +0000

Airline consolidation continues to put pressure on Bloomington's Central Illinois Regional Airport. Executive Director Carl Olson unpacks the latest trends at CIRA -- including why more freight is moving in and out of Bloomington-Normal. GLT's Ryan Denham previews next week's hotly contested Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District. And you'll hear from LOCAL students participating in today's national walkout demonstrations to stop school violence.

Photos: Local Students Demand Action On Guns During Walkouts

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:03:44 +0000

Hundreds of Bloomington-Normal students walked out of their classrooms Wednesday to demand that lawmakers act to stop gun violence in schools.

Great Guitarists Pull Ike Reilly Back To Bloomington

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:00:44 +0000

“My connection to Bloomington-Normal is pretty crazy,” said Ike Reilly from his home in Libertyville. He was referring to guitarists Tommy O’Donnell and Phil Karnats, who will be at his side March 15 when the Ike Reilly Assassination returns to the Castle Theatre.

CIRA Looks To Customs Service, Freight As Passenger Traffic Dips

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000

A decline in business travel and increased low-fare competition from Chicago’s O’Hare airport were among the factors that drove down passenger traffic at Bloomington’s Central Illinois Regional Airport in 2017.

Five Democrats Vying For Chance To Face Rodney Davis In November

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000

One of the most closely watched races in Tuesday's election will be the Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District.

GLT Sound Ideas 3/13/18

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:00:41 +0000

Get a peek of a new exhibit at the McLean County Museum of History showing off one of the largest collections of mini vintage vehicles in the country. Kevin Callis talks about his father Bruce's collection of pedal cars with GLT Correspondent Colleen Reynolds. Laura Kennedy walks you through a new exhibit at University Galleries. It’s a blinged-out objection to violence and injustice. And Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner is in the studio, talking about funding for road repairs, a search for a new city manager, and a clearing the way a key position at the BCPA.

Artist Shares Serious Message Beneath The Bling

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:06:17 +0000

A new exhibition of art at the University Galleries in Uptown Normal is actually more than just art. It's a blinged-out protest against violence and injustice.

Aldermen May Turn Up Pressure On Problem Landlords

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 02:46:27 +0000

UPDATED 1:45 p.m. | Bloomington aldermen signaled Monday they want the city to clamp down harder on landlords with chronic code violations in the wake of the Gettysburg Drive apartment fire. The Bloomington City Council got an update on the rental inspection program, which has two inspectors covering 12,000 units. Working on a pass/fail system, the city aims for compliance over punishment , often waiving fines once a landlord addresses a violation. The city uses its own administrative court and sometimes civil litigation to address problem properties. City staff asked aldermen “how much of an appetite” they have for a more aggressive approach to fines, particularly for chronic violators. The Feb. 10 fire on Gettysburg Drive has put rental properties in the spotlight, largely because the 12-unit apartment building had accumulated hundreds of violations . A city push to demolish it was pending when the fire broke out. Alderman Amelia Buragas said the city’s inspection program has

McLean County Board Primary Preview: Gerald Thompson

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:06:37 +0000

An interview with Gerald Thompson, who is running for McLean County Board in the March 20 GOP primary against Carlock Mayor Jeremiah Houston. They're running in District 1.

McLean County Board Primary Preview: Jeremiah Houston

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:04:40 +0000

An interview with Carlock Mayor Jeremiah Houston, who is running for the McLean County Board. His primary opponent March 20 is Gerald Thompson.

GLT Sound Ideas 3/12/18

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:50:17 +0000

Hear about Illinois pension system issues, including the proposal to have universities and school districts pay the price. Charlie Schlenker talks with with the head of the State Annuitants Association, Larry Alferink. Find out what he thinks of a proposal for the state to borrow 109 Billion dollars to help fund the pension system. Discover how you can help fund Big Brothers-Big Sisters, one frame at a time. Laura Kennedy has more in an edition of the GLT Datebook. And GLT's Charlie Schlenker talks with Gerald Thompson and Jeremiah Houston and explores the vast differences between the two Republican candidates running in District One for the McLean County Board.

University Retirees Propose Giant Refinance on State Pension Debt

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:00:38 +0000

Obscured in the last three years of budget struggles in the state of Illinois is a remaining massive unfunded liability in state pension systems — $129 billion by some accounts.

Two Republicans Vying To Replace Cavallini On McLean County Board

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:56:54 +0000

The Republican primary race for McLean County Board District 1 pits the mayor of Carlock against a longtime member of the Illinois Farm Bureau board.

History Museum's Pedal Car Exhibit Drives New Traffic

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:46:19 +0000

A tourist from Miami who was raised in Kankakee couldn’t believe his good fortune to stumble into the opening of a new pedal car exhibit that opened this weekend at the McLean County Museum of History.

ISU Professor: Women Are Thriving As Police Officers

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000

Despite slightly declining numbers in this decade, Illinois State University Criminal Justice Sciences professor Cara Rabe-Hemp says female police officers have made gains in numbers and respect since entering policing in larger numbers in the 1980s.

GLT Datebook: Bowl For Kids' Sake

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 13:16:00 +0000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of McLean County is hosting a fun fundraiser that helps kids in our community.