WJBC This Year, 12-24- 2016
Welcome to WJBC This Year, where we look back at the top stories of 2016. On our year-end program, the man we would elect as our 45th president, Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of thousands in Bloomington during the primary season. Parents and students in Unit 5 show frustration and outrage as the district's busing company struggles with a shortage of buses and drivers for weeks. Illinois goes a full year without a state budget, schools and social services suffer as the showdown continues. The Mitsubishi Motors plant closes, but finds hope in a startup automaker. Exelon starts to close two nuclear plants, then puts on the brakes after the state delivers an 11th hour incentive package. Congressman Aaron Schock faces corruption charges. A former House Speaker and County Board member plead guilty and a Bloomington teacher is charged with murder. Bloomington entertains the idea of a downtown hotel, while Normal shifts gears on its plans for Uptown Station. We'll also recap the year in sports.