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Alderman Karen Schmidt

Jenn celebrates
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A well-known community organizer unseated a five-term incumbent in Tuesday’s election, meaning four new faces will be joining the Bloomington City Council next month.

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Bloomington aldermen gave little indication Monday whether they are likely to approve a 4-cent per gallon increase in a local gasoline tax during a committee of the whole meeting that included the topic.

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Bloomington residents will see an additional $1.05 on their monthly water bills as insurance against water leaks.

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You don’t need to tell Glenda Jackson that people drive too fast on Hershey Road. She already knows.

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A Bloomington alderman who owns rental property herself said she thinks the city should set some rules for landlords in hopes of reducing unsightly bulk waste being left on the curb.

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Community organizer Jenn Carillo said she wants more than to have people at the table listen to her. She wants a seat at the table.

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Bloomington aldermen balanced the new city budget without a significant increase in property taxes, but it’s unclear if they’ll be able to do that again a year from now.

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The cost of trash collection for some Bloomington residents will increase in May.

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One of the lead proponents of a Welcoming City ordinance says he wants to turn the public’s focus back to those who’d most be affected by it—undocumented immigrants whose daily lives are filled with fear about being deported.

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When Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner returns from his medical leave of absence Sunday, he’ll face an even longer to-do list than the one he temporarily set aside four weeks ago.

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The Bloomington City Council may vote on a civilian review board at their July 10 meeting, but action could also be delayed, according to a Bloomington Alderman.

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City officials could get their first detailed peek into plans for a downtown hotel during a meeting next week. Bloomington alderman Karen Schmidt, whose ward serves downtown, said during Sound Ideas, the project could prove to be a major impetus in reviving the central business district.