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Governor Bruce Rauner delivers State of the State Address

Governor Bruce Rauner delivers State of the State Address

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz said ISU remains in good hands even with two years without a budget. (Photo courtesy WZND) Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner delivered his State of the State Address Wednesday in Springfield.  NORMAL – Governor Bruce Rauner ...

Will Farlow

February 2nd, 2018

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Power outage affects portion of Illinois State University

Power outage affects portion of Illinois State University

Students awoke early Friday morning to no power, Illinois State director of Media Relations Eric Jome, says power has now been restored to various outages across campus. (Photo courtesy WZND) NORMAL – The lights went out at several buildings across the Illinois State ...

Laurel Becker

February 2nd, 2018

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Ex-ISU Defensive Lineman Dalton Keene looking forward to NFL draft

Ex-ISU Defensive Lineman Dalton Keene looking forward to NFL draft

Former Illinois State Defensive Lineman Dalton Keene (left) scooped up a fumble recovery in the East and West Shrine game versus ex-ISU Cornerback Davontae Harris (right). (Photo Courtesy Illinois State Football/Twitter) NORMAL – Former Illinois State Football ...

Nick Sadowski

January 27th, 2018

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Redbirds drop a tough one to the Drake Bulldogs

Redbirds drop a tough one to the Drake Bulldogs

Junior Viria Livingston dribbles the ball down the court as the Redbirds busted open an early lead. (Photo courtesy GoRedbirds.com) NORMAL – Illinois State women’s basketball (8-11) welcomed the top of the conference Drake Bulldogs (13-7) to Redbird arena on ...

Hector Carrion

January 27th, 2018

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Winterfest Fair: Discovering campus life for ISU

Winterfest Fair: Discovering campus life for ISU

Hundreds of students stopped by different booths to see what each Student Registered Organization has to offer. (Photo Courtesy Student Activities and Involvement/Twitter) NORMAL- On Wednesday night, Illinois State University hosted the annual Winterfest 2018: Discover ...

Joi Adams

January 25th, 2018

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Solidarity with Puerto Rico: A benefit concert

Solidarity with Puerto Rico: A benefit concert

Members of the Bloomington Normal community united last night to help bring life back to Puerto Rico (Photo Courtesy Anthony Ferretti/WZND) NORMAL –A local high school hosted an event on Monday to offer relief to Hurricane Maria victims. Members of the community gathered at ...

Anthony Ferretti

January 23rd, 2018

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Reece tabbed new Normal City Manager

Reece tabbed new Normal City Manager

Pamela Reece was tabbed as the new Normal City Manager at a Press Conference  early Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy Julie Martin/WZND) NORMAL- After having two faces serve as the City Managers for the town of Normal for over 27-years, a new face will will now take reigns. ...

Blake Haas

January 23rd, 2018

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Nestle’s Bloomington Factory bought by Ferrero

Nestle’s Bloomington Factory bought by Ferrero

The Bloomington plant employees 415 workers. (Photo courtesy: AdAge/Twitter) BLOOMINGTON — Nestle Candy Factory in Bloomington-Normal has been bought out by Ferrero.

WZND Newsroom

January 18th, 2018

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Redbird Arena lower bowl getting new facelift

Redbird Arena lower bowl getting new facelift

Illinois State fans may soon get a closer look at the multi-complex facility that will provide a facelift to enhance the game experience. (Photo courtesy Blake Haas/WZND) NORMAL – Illinois State announced that fans will soon see renovations begin in Redbird ...

Blake Haas

January 18th, 2018

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Redbirds snag a win against long-time MVC rival

Redbirds snag a win against long-time MVC rival

Redbird fans throw confetti in the air as the Redbirds scored their first basket against Bradley. (Photo Courtesy goredbirds.com) NORMAL – Redbird fans packed Redbird Arena Wednesday night as the Illinois State Redbirds (10-9) and the Bradley Braves (13-7) met for the 125th ...

Anthony Ferretti

January 18th, 2018

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