Here are some of the top stories we covered this week (April 30-May 4, 2018) on GLT and WGLT.org.
Welcoming Ordinance In Normal
Mayor Chris Koos said the Normal Town Council has been working on an ordinance, and discussions have been cordial. The council has been working on the Welcoming City ordinance for a few months now, and will vote on it Monday. A Welcoming ordinance regulates communication between local police officers and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.
Read the story: Normal To Consider Welcoming Ordinance Monday
One Building, Please.
Bloomington's mayor said the vacant Front N Center building in the heart of downtown can potentially be acquired through eminent domain.
Read the story: Mayor: City May Pursue Eminent Domain On Downtown Building
Business As Usual
A new manufacturer will bring 40-55 new jobs to Normal. The company makes wire harnesses and cable and mechanical assemblies.
Read the story: New Manufacturer Coming To Town
The Value Of Higher Ed
Heartland Community College's incoming president said he's feeling optimistic for the future of state funding for higher education.
Read the story: New HCC President Addresses Higher Ed Funding Concerns
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