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Michele Steinbacher

Correspondent

Michele Steinbacher is a WGLT correspondent. She joined the staff in 2020.

Steinbacher previously worked as a reporter at The Pantagraph in Bloomington, and taught communication at Heartland Community College.

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Building new homes in the Fox Creek subdivision and tearing down the west side’s O’Neil pool complex are both in the works, after the Bloomington City Council took construction-related actions at its Monday night meeting.

The crowding of the McLean County Jail, and its relationship to a COVID-19 outbreak there, took center stage at Tuesday’s county board justice committee meeting.

Normal’s potential rezoning of residential areas near One Normal Plaza won’t be publicly addressed until at least September when residents’ concerns can be made in person, town leaders said during Monday night’s city council meeting.

Bloomington’s strong budget reserves helped it weather COVID-19 this spring, but the pandemic’s unpredictability means the city’s finances aren’t yet in the clear, leaders heard during Monday night’s city council meeting.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Normal’s revenue stream, but less than planners feared, thanks to some adjustments made this spring, the Town Council heard at Monday night’s meeting.