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UPDATED 11:20 a.m. | Former McLean County Board chairman Matt Sorensen is expected to be released from federal custody this month after serving his one-year sentence for defrauding State Farm and one of its consultants.

County board candidates at the forum
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The idea of a nonpartisan commission to handle elections in McLean County divided candidates Tuesday at a forum hosted by GLT and the League of Women Voters of McLean County.

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The McLean County Board vice chairman is responding to an allegation by his opponent in the November election that he doesn't live where he claims.

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McLean County is adding staff and proposing pay raises for staff in 2019, one year after cutting about 30 jobs and freezing pay for county employees.

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UPDATED 11:10 a.m. | McLean County has paved the way for three new solar farms to be built.

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UPDATED 1 p.m. | The McLean County Board picked Don Knapp on Tuesday become the next state's attorney.

McLean County State's Attorney candidates
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Four candidates seeking to become McLean County's top prosecutor made their closing arguments Tuesday before the County Board Executive Committee.

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Five people have filed applications to become McLean County's top prosecutor. They include four current or former assistant prosecutors in the office.

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McLean County Board member Josh Barnett announced Tuesday he will run for Bloomington City Council in Ward 8.

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Republicans have picked a new candidate for a three-way McLean County Board race in south Bloomington.

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The McLean County Board decided Tuesday to put two advisory referenda on the fall ballot.

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McLean County voters outside Bloomington won't have a say in whether the county’s and city’s election offices should merge.

Jessica Woods and Don Knapp
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A McLean County Board member said Monday that four candidates have emerged in the search for a new state's attorney.

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McLean County has struck down a $25,000 annual pay cut for the county auditor, while the county’s finance committee chairman is calling for a study of each elected official's salary in the county.

Michelle Anderson and Joe Lightcap
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The McLean County auditor position would be paid $25,000 less starting in 2021 under a plan which the County Board's Finance Committee approved on Wednesday.

The committee also voted to freeze the circuit clerk's salary at $105,389 in 2021 and 2022, while granting the county coroner a 3 percent raise in 2021 to $103,249. Illinois law forbids local government from changing elected officials' pay during an election term.

McLean County Republicans are fielding a candidate against the Democratic challenger who knocked off longtime County Board member Paul Segobiano in March’s primary.

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One of the keys to minimizing financial losses at the McLean County Nursing Home will be forming partnerships with hospitals.

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The McLean County Board on Tuesday overwhelmingly signed on to recommendations for the county's nursing home developed by a special panel of experts from the community.

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UPDATED 8:30 a.m. | McLean County Board member Paul Segobiano said Tuesday he’s hoping Republicans field a candidate against the Democrat who beat him in last month’s primary.

A man and a woman sit in chairs talking to elected government officials for McLean County, Illinois.
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The McLean County Nursing Home is at a “tipping point,” according to a blue-ribbon panel of health care leaders that studied the facility.

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The League of Women Voters of McLean County has released a study concluding the McLean County Nursing Home is not sustainable under the current business model.

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The Republican primary race for McLean County Board District 1 pits the mayor of Carlock against a longtime member of the Illinois Farm Bureau board.

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Democratic voters on Bloomington’s west side will decide March 20 whether their longtime McLean County Board member should get to keep his job.

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UPDATED 8:25 a.m. | Two weeks before the election, two mysterious flyers are causing a stir in the race between incumbent McLean County Board member Paul Segobiano and his primary challenger, Shayna Watchinski.

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The future of the McLean County Democratic Party began 14 months ago.

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The Zoning Board of Appeals has unanimously endorsed plans to bring the first three solar projects to McLean County.

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Even as McLean County government begins a debate on how to deal with its money-losing nursing home, the facility is gaining recognition as a good place for elders to live.

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McLean County Board Chair John McIntyre has named a blue ribbon panel to look at the McLean County Nursing Home.

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The Zoning Board of Appeals has given its OK to a wind farm in northeastern McLean County.

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Five nights of testimony over a proposed wind farm in northeastern McLean County were not enough.

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