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Women’s Basketball add Volleyball’s Lexi Wallen to Roster

Women’s Basketball add Volleyball’s Lexi Wallen to Roster

NORMAL- Redbird Women’s basketball Head Coach, Kristen Gillespie has announced that Redbird volleyball star, Lexi Wallen, has been added to the Women’s basketball roster. Wallen will be active to play immediately and will be on the bench for the Redbirds game at ...

Hector Carrion

December 6th, 2018

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Normal West school bus involved in fatal crash

Normal West school bus involved in fatal crash

Photo courtesy of Julie Martin/Ashley Antonini, WZND A 72-year-old Normal West volunteer and Iowa truck driver are dead after a head-on collision involving a semi-truck and a school bus carrying the Normal West Junior Varsity Girls basketball team Wednesday night. Charles ...

WZND Newsroom

December 5th, 2018

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Man pronounced dead in Bloomington homicide

Man pronounced dead in Bloomington homicide

Bloomington Police responded to an apparent homicide early Wednesday morning (photo courtesy/Julie Martin). BLOOMINGTON – Bloomington Police responded to the 800 block of West Jefferson Street early this morning after receiving reports of a person being shot. BPD found

John Murray

December 5th, 2018

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Slow start costs Redbirds against San Diego State

Slow start costs Redbirds against San Diego State

NORMAL – The ISU Redbirds Men’s Basketball team (6-3)  fell to the San Diego State Aztecs Saturday afternoon by a score of 75-65. The Redbirds led for parts of the first 3 minutes, but never once reclaimed the lead from that point out. The Redbirds were able to shorten the ...

Zach Wilson

December 1st, 2018

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Early exit for Redbirds in NCAA Tournament

Early exit for Redbirds in NCAA Tournament

Picture courtesy of Sarah Feltes, WZND MILWAUKEE – It was a fight that had a lot of heart, but not enough momentum. Illinois State (25-8) lost in three sets to Cincinnati (26-7) in the first round of the NCAA Division I Volleyball Tournament. “I thought Cincinnati ...

Julie Martin

November 30th, 2018

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Soaring into the NCAA Tournament

Soaring into the NCAA Tournament

NORMAL – After an undefeated home season, and a share of the Missouri Valley Conference Regular Season champion, the Redbirds are dancing their way into the NCAA Tournament. For the first time since the 2014 season, the Illinois State Redbird volleyball team is making ...

Julie Martin

November 29th, 2018

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Bloomington community responds to potential FDA ban of e-cigarettes in retail stores

Bloomington community responds to potential FDA ban of e-cigarettes in retail stores

BLOOMINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration plans to ban sales of most flavored e-cigarettes in retail stores and gas stations around the country. They are doing this in an effort to reduce the popularity of vaping among young people. Project Oz is a local nonprofit

Ashley Antonini

November 15th, 2018

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ISU Spanish Club hosts Día De Los Muertos celebration

ISU Spanish Club hosts Día De Los Muertos celebration

NORMAL – The Spanish Club at Illinois State University presented the many ways Mexican Culture celebrates the traditional Dia De los Muertos on the 1st of November. The Redbird Spanish Club Treasurer conducted the presentation and displayed the traditional altar for students

WZND Newsroom

November 2nd, 2018

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UPDATE:  Bloomington gunshot victim dies in apparent homicide

UPDATE: Bloomington gunshot victim dies in apparent homicide

Story last updated: 10:10 a.m., October 31, 2018. BLOOMINGTON – The Bloomington Police Department, in conjunction with the McLean County Coroner’s office, have confirmed this morning that the gunshot victim from Tuesday night’s shooting on North Oak Street ...

John Murray

October 30th, 2018

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Belters to Prospect League

Belters to Prospect League

The Normal Cornbelters and Prospect League made a joint announcement Monday afternoon. (Photo courtesy Prospect League) The Normal Cornbelters announced Monday that they will be moving to the college, wood-bat Prospect League in 2019. For their first nine years in team ...

WZND Newsroom

October 29th, 2018

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