Eric Stock

Eric Stock is a reporter at GLT.

Eric worked at WJBC (Radio Bloomington) from 2004-2018 as a reporter, anchor, assignment editor, and sports director. Stock follows in the footsteps of News Director Charlie Schlenker and retired News Director Willis Kern in moving from Radio Bloomington’s WJBC to GLT.

During a visit to Illinois State University on Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker commended the Town of Normal for putting in needed restrictions, but said it will take personal responsibility to control the coronavirus.

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Illinois State Police say a motorcyclist was killed in a crash Saturday night north of Peoria.

The Pekin company that manages COVID-19 testing in Bloomington, Peoria and five other locations in Illinois has seen a sharp increase in demand, but the head of the company said it has taken steps to manage that demand.

The Illinois High School Association announced a new sports schedule following new public health guidelines issued by the state.

Rivian has submitted plans to the Town of Normal for two building additions that would add nearly 500,000 square feet to its facility as the electric vehicle company prepares to begin production.

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More people are caring for a loved one at home as the COVID-19 pandemic leaves them unemployed or apprehensive about care facilities. 

A Supreme Court scholar at Illinois State University said the two rulings this week in support of LGBTQ rights and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may show how justices can sometimes be swayed by popular opinion.

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UPDATED 5:55 P.M. | After 25 years in Peoria, the Illinois High School Association boys basketball tournament will once again call Champaign home.

UPDATED 2:50 a.m. | Looters rushed into the Target and Walmart stores in Normal early Monday, capping an evening that began with a peaceful protest but soon turned dark.

Many health experts say coronavirus antibody testing is key to reopening the economy, since the test is intended to show if you've already contracted the virus and developed immunity. But so far, antibody tests have been limited and hard to find.

McLean County residents will have another week to prove they want a convenient drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in their backyard.

The head of high school sports in Illinois said he's optimistic student athletes will be able to compete again in the fall, but he concedes it may look different.

UPDATED 4:30 p.m. | The underutilized COVID-19 testing site at the Interstate Center in Bloomington could be gone after this week unless the state takes it over.

Today is Census Day, when many local governments, schools and civic organizations were planning to ramp up efforts to ensure everyone gets counted. This is to ensure their communities get their share of government funding and representation.

The Catholic Diocese of Peoria will be closing its schools next week, including Central Catholic High School and Corpus Christi grade school in Bloomington and Epiphany school in Normal due to concerns about COVID-19.

Amtrak is notifying passengers and employees who may have been on a train carrying a passenger who may have the coronavirus. That train traveling from Chicago to St. Louis last Wednesday stopped at Uptown Station in Normal.

The head of Illinois Senate Republicans called it “irresponsible” to build a state budget based on revenue from a graduated income tax that voters haven't considered yet.

An Illinois Wesleyan University professor is studying brain waves in baseball players to see if their ability to focus can be measured and improved.

The Illinois High School Association has scrapped a controversial plan to shift its playoff and scheduling format for football starting in 2021.

Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert said Tuesday the new U.S. trade agreement with Canada and Mexico will make two of the state's top export markets even stronger.

The Salvation Army’s bell ringer campaign is well under way, and you may notice a new addition to the red kettles.

Keeping The Peace During The Holidays

Nov 27, 2019
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Everyone has a holiday horror story. But it's not easy to keep controversy away from the holiday, not perhaps even advisable.

Editor's note: This is part of a five-story series reported at the Housing Action Illinois conference in Bloomington on Oct. 24-25. The stories ran Wednesday, Oct. 30, on WGLT's Sound Ideas.

A Bloomington architect is taking her passion for historic architecture to one of the state's most iconic structures: the Illinois Capitol building.

Woodford County Coroner Tim Ruestman has announced he plans to seek re-election in 2020.

Climate change advocates will be presenting a report in Normal that they say presents a stark choice: make major efforts to reduce greenhouse gases or watch temperatures rise to dangerous levels.

This is the last in a four-part series about how the USDA’s trade relief payments are playing out in Central Illinois. It was produced by WGLT and WCBU.

The head of the Illinois State Rifle Association said it's likely Congress will take some action to restrict gun access in the wake of two more mass shootings in the United States, and he’s concerned lawmakers will go too far.

Julie Catey of Broadwell loves shopping at the Dollar Tree store in neighboring Lincoln.

An economist predicts Illinois' 19-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike will cause many Illinoisans to drive less, even if we haven't changed our habits just yet.

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