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Uptown Circle hosts annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Uptown Circle hosts annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony was held in Uptown Circle on Monday night.  NORMAL – Illinois State University kicked off its Homecoming Week festivities Monday night, with students and faculty alike flocking to Uptown Circle for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. ...

John Murray

October 9th, 2018

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Redbirds Fall in MVC Opener

NORMAL – The Illinois State Redbirds traveled to Springfield, Missouri to take on the Bears of Missouri State in their MVC opener on Saturday. The Redbirds entered the matchup ranked 9th in the nation in stats poll and 10th in the coaches poll. After a back and forth ...

Hector Carrion

October 4th, 2018

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State Police Announce Memorial Park Dedication

State Police Announce Memorial Park Dedication

The Illinois State Police dedicated its brand new, $2 million Memorial Park on Tuesday. (Photo Courtesy/Illinois State Police).  SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police officially dedicated its Memorial Park on Tuesday afternoon, in tribute to its past fallen officers.

John Murray

October 4th, 2018

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Birds-I-View: Human Sex Trafficking

Birds-I-View: Human Sex Trafficking

In the September edition of Birds-I-View, the WZND News Team takes an in-depth look at human sex trafficking and how it could affect you. WZND’s Hector Carrion starts off the show with an introduction to the topic and a general overview of what it is (1:55-4:44). Mitch

Anthony Ferretti

September 30th, 2018

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The RedZone Podcast with Andrew Edgar – September 27, 2018

The RedZone Podcast with Andrew Edgar – September 27, 2018

This week on the Redzone, the crew opened up the show talking some Redbird Volleyball and Soccer, and the hot start both teams have gotten out to (5:00-13:30). Next, Andy and Julie welcome in Redbird Football wide receiver, Andrew Edgar to talk all things football ...

WZND Sports

September 27th, 2018

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President Dietz Delivers Annual “State of the University” Address

President Dietz Delivers Annual “State of the University” Address

NORMAL – For the fifth time in as many years since taking office in 2014, ISU President Larry Dietz delivered his annual “State of the University” address – where he discussed the university’s accomplishments over the past year, as well as what ...

John Murray

September 24th, 2018

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Illinois State University to Host Transgender Activist

Illinois State University to Host Transgender Activist

NORMAL – PRIDE and the Office of the President have teamed up to bring world-renowned transgender activist Jessica Lynn to Illinois State University this week. Lynn will be the next guest to give a speech as part of Illinois State University’s Speaker Series. ...

Mitch Stengel

September 23rd, 2018

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Suspect in Custody, Child Safe after Hostage Stand-off

Suspect in Custody, Child Safe after Hostage Stand-off

Story last updated: 6:10 p.m., September 23, 2018. NORMAL – The adult male suspect has been taken into custody by police, after holding a 3-year-old boy hostage during a standoff with authorities that lasted over 4 hours on Sunday afternoon. The child is also safe, and

Ashley Antonini

September 23rd, 2018

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Health Department Confirms: Bird, Two People Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Health Department Confirms: Bird, Two People Test Positive for West Nile Virus

NORMAL – After discovering three cases of West Nile Virus over the past month, the McLean County Health Department sprung into action on Wednesday, sending a serious warning to the general public. Since the discovery of a deceased bird with the virus on the east side ...

John Murray

September 21st, 2018

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Redbirds Focused on Self-Improvement Ahead of First Road Test

Redbirds Focused on Self-Improvement Ahead of First Road Test

NORMAL – After a rather seamless 2-0 start to the season, ISU football is gearing up for the remaining nine games of their season, and for a stretch that is sure to be an unrelenting and challenging test for the team. Coming off of their bye week, Brock Spack’s ...

Isaac Missel

September 21st, 2018

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