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WGLT to host forums For Bloomington, Normal council candidates

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WGLT public radio is an NPR member station licensed to Illinois State and has been a part of the School of Communication since 1997.

WGLT, Illinois State University’s NPR station, will team up with the League of Women Voters of McLean County for two candidate forums to inform voters ahead of the April 2 election.

Civic engagement is a core value at Illinois State University. GLT is supporting that value through two forums featuring the candidates running for Bloomington City Council and Normal Town Council.

Thursday, March 7—Normal Town Council
6–7:30 p.m., Illinois State University Bone Student Center, Old Main Room

There are eight candidates seeking three at-large spots up for election on the Normal Town Council. This event is co-sponsored by The Pantagraph, which will develop and ask the questions.

Tuesday, March 19—Bloomington City Council
6–7:30 p.m., Illinois State University Alumni Center

There are three contested races (Ward 2, Ward 4, and Ward 6) in Bloomington. The forum will be moderated by GLT.

Each event is free and open to the public. If you can’t attend, you can listen live on GLT’s Sound Ideas on 89.1 FM, stream WGLT.org, or watch via Facebook Live on GLT’s Facebook page.

The public can submit questions for the candidates, which will be curated by each forum’s moderator(s).

All events begin at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

WGLT public radio is an NPR member station licensed to Illinois State and has been a part of the School of Communication since 1997. The station has been honored with scores of regional and national awards for excellence by The Associated Press, Kaleidoscope, Public Radio News Directors Inc., and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association. Over the decades, support from ISU and the community has allowed GLT to become a full-service public radio station, serving a central Illinois audience approaching 30,000 listeners a week at 89.1 FM, as well as a growing digital presence with users all over the world via WGLT.org, social media channels, and NPR One app.

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