The downtown task force has only three more meetings before its first report is due Aug. 31. Alderman Kimberly Bray calls downtown Bloomington a center for economic development. In our series of interviews with newly elected Town of Normal Council members and Bloomington Aldermen, the Ward 9 Alderman talks about her early work on the downtown task force. The IPR politics roundtable talks about whether a special legislative session called by the Governor will get Illinois closer to a budget. And Jon Norton checks in with the leader of the country-rock Joe Stamm band, playing dates in central Illinois.