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WGLT's Sound Ideas - Thursday 10/7/21

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Bloomington Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe has a pick to fill a vacant council seat. He has a majority of council members in favor. But that's apparently not enough to move forward. The clock is ticking though and Ward six still doesn't have a voice on the council. Some of the people facing eviction hearings in Bloomington Normal say they hope landlords will work with them, but they're sheepish about it, acknowledging they put the landlords through the wringer. The Illinois eviction moratorium has expired and a diversion program isn't supposed to save everyone. The City of Bloomington is soon to open applications for a flood repair grant or loan program. And the West Bloomington Revitalization Project is gearing up to give the gift of a good night's sleep to a bunch of kids with the annual Bed Blitz.

WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.