WGLT News a finalist for five Illinois Associated Press awards

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The GLT News Department has received five more Illinois Associated Press awards to a regularly growing collection. The recent announcement honors GLT with more awards than any other station in the division, the second year in a row for such a distinction. The awards in actual order of finish—first or second—will be announced April 27

Royal Redbird wins a World Series ring

Michael Bucek with trophies

When the Kansas City Royals ended a 30-year drought last November by beating the New York Mets in the World Series, the victory was extra special for one Redbird alum.

Reactions: A look at the historic Myanmar elections

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Htin Kyaw has been named the new president of Myanmar after a historic battle for democracy. Illinois State’s Professor Joseph Zompetti, comments on the elections after he spent time in Myanmar helping non-governmental organizations (NGOs) create arguments for democracy under a military regime.