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One Voice Task Force prepares for trip

One Voice Task Force prepares for trip

NORMAL – The One Voice Task Force, led by the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council, will make their annual trip to Washington, D.C. from March 5th through 7th to meet with Illinois’ congressional delegation. The purpose of the project is to try to ...

Zach Wilson

February 18th, 2019

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ISU Planetarium showcases educational show on outer space

ISU Planetarium showcases educational show on outer space

NORMAL – The Illinois State Planetarium hosted their Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter show on Saturday. It showcased the exploration of dark matter, The Big Bang theory and it’s anticipated discovery at the Large Hardon Collider. The show was ...

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February 18th, 2019

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Nancy Pelosi condemns Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency

Nancy Pelosi condemns Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate signed a bill last night which prevents another government shutdown, as congress and the president feud over expenditure on the border wall. President Trump also signed the bill, but announced that he will declare a national emergency to ...

WZND Newsroom

February 15th, 2019

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Town of Normal to receive substantial grant

Town of Normal to receive substantial grant

NORMAL – New Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced $28.9 million in grants for 89 local projects that will help each city to develop their parks and recreational facilities throughout the state of Illinois. When asked about the benefits this will bring to the state, ...

WZND Newsroom

February 11th, 2019

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New Uptown building to greatly improve local economy

New Uptown building to greatly improve local economy

NORMAL – The new five-story building that is planned to be constructed in Uptown Normal has the chance to greatly improve the local economy. Zach Dietmeier, the Vice President of Communications for the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council, says that this is ...

Zach Wilson

February 10th, 2019

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International Seminar Series continues at ISU

International Seminar Series continues at ISU

NORMAL – Illinois State University is bringing a focus on world religious literacy to its’ International Seminar Series this spring.  The seminar focuses on worldwide topics every semester to allow the community to become well versed on international issues. The ...

WZND Newsroom

February 6th, 2019

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Redbirds outmatched by Crusaders

Redbirds outmatched by Crusaders

NORMAL – The Illinois State Men’s Basketball team watched their reign over the Missouri Valley Conference comes to an end as they fell to the Valparaiso Crusaders 69-53. The Redbirds came into Tuesday night’s contest with a 7-3 conference record and riding a 3-game win ...

Joey Dwyer

February 6th, 2019

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Redbird Baseball & Softball ready to begin season

Redbird Baseball & Softball ready to begin season

NORMAL – The -30 degree wind chill in Bloomington-Normal on Thursday was about as far away from “baseball weather” as one could imagine. ISU and surrounding schools cancelled classes last week due to the freezing cold. Despite this, Redbird Baseball and Softball went ...

Zach Wilson

February 6th, 2019

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Local transportation feeling effects from recent government shutdown

Local transportation feeling effects from recent government shutdown

NORMAL – During the recent 30+ day-long government shutdown, local bus company Connect Transit had to rely on its own reserve funds to make up for its lost federal funding during the time period. While Connect Transit was able to sustain itself on those dollars, the ...

Zach Wilson

February 5th, 2019

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Redbirds tie for first place in front of largest crowd of season

Redbirds tie for first place in front of largest crowd of season

NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State men’s basketball team impressed a jam-packed Redbird arena with a dominant 65-57 win over the raining final four, Loyola Ramblers. This win makes ISU tied for first place in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Redbirds (14-9, 7-3) were led ...

WZND Sports

February 4th, 2019

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