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.

It appears there won't be a recount in Bloomington's closest city council race.

It's easy to see that the municipal election in Bloomington did not go well for progressives. The People First Coalition went 0-for-4 at the ballot box as more conservative and centrist candidates won.

McLean County added to its record total of COVID-19 hospitalizations on Wednesday as 97% of Bloomington-Normal hospital beds are occupied.

It appears several newcomers will soon join the Bloomington City Council, while the progressive People First Coalition was shut out in its three council races.

Ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Unit 5’s credit rating as part of a new grading system that is affecting hundreds of school districts across the country.

McLean County may try again to join a cost-sharing agreement for drop-off recycling with Bloomington and Normal.

Rivian's announcement that it plans to hire 1,800 workers at its electric vehicle plant in Normal by the end of the year has real estate agents and homebuilders scrambling to make sure there are enough places for those workers to live in Bloomington-Normal.

UPDATED 4:10 P.M. | McLean County health officials reported two more deaths related to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday as hospitalizations rose to their highest level in nearly three months.

A McLean County government panel doesn't want the county to help fund a drop-off recycling program.

Former Bloomington Mayor Rich Buchanan, who spent more than four decades in public service and helped strengthen collaboration between the Twin Cities, died Tuesday. He was 81.

Changes made during the early stages of the pandemic are having long-lasting effects on the legal system.

UPDATED 3 p.m. | A recent University High School graduate was one of two Iowa State University students who died Sunday morning in a boating accident.

Thirty McLean County residents are hospitalized with COVID-19 -- the highest total since mid-January and continuing a six-week trend of increasing hospitalizations.

Only about one-fourth of McLean County jail inmates took the COVID-19 vaccine when the county hosted a clinic at the jail last week.

Officials in the District 87 and Unit 5 school districts say they plan to hire additional student support staff and make health-related building improvements with the latest round of COVID emergency funding.

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Fire officials in Peoria say a child playing with a lighter caused a fire at an apartment on Sunday morning.

Police in Normal are seeking attempted murder charges against an 18-year-old for allegedly shooting a man at an apartment on Orlando Avenue in Normal.

UPDATED 4:20 p.m. | The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) announced Friday it has determined an additional 30 deaths are linked to COVID-19, with many them happening in December when deaths tied to the pandemic peaked.

The Illinois Senate has approved a bill that would increase payouts for verdicts in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced its COVID-19 testing sites in Bloomington, Peoria and eight other locations will scale back to four days a week as demand has declined.

U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood said the Biden administration should negotiate with COVID-19 vaccine makers to boost production.

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Midwest Food Bank plans to send disaster relief to Texas following a winter storm that has lefts hundreds of thousands of people without electricity for days amid one of the state’s worst winters in decades.

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A murder suspect was discovered dead in his Peoria County Jail cell early Sunday morning.

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Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood has identified the passenger who was killed in a three-vehicle, hit-and-run crash Friday in Peoria.

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UPDATED 3:40 P.M. | Police in Peoria arrested a woman in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash on Friday evening.

As former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial gets underway, Illinois Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger is leading a lonely crusade within his own party to seek a conviction.

Illinois Wesleyan University alum Dave Kindred is a legendary sportswriter. But Kindred says he didn't write about sports as much as he wrote about people.

The head of the Illinois High School Association says political pressure may have helped prompt state public health officials and the Pritzker administration to allow basketball and other high-risk sports to resume.

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Have you ever wondered what the person on the other side of the screen thinks of your home during a Zoom meeting? Until now, a lot of us haven't.

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Tri-County health officials report 15 more people have died of COVID-19 complications, pushing the region’s deal toll since the start of the pandemic to 400.

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