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Citizens to Ensure Fair Transit asked Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner to appoint a Connect Mobility rider and a fixed route-reliant rider to the Connect Transit board.

Bloomington Police Department entrance
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The City of Bloomington wants to settle a lawsuit alleging misconduct by four of its police officers.

Bloomington City Council chambers
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One of the first orders of business for the newly sworn in Bloomington City Council members will be to decide how they wish to be identified.

Bloomington City Council
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Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner marked the occasion as a time for "new beginnings" as the city swore in four new aldermen Wednesday.

Kim Bray and Tim Gleason
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The Bloomington City Council unanimously approved a contract with AFSCME Local 699 effectively ending the city’s sick-leave buyback program for employees.

Bloomington City Hall
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Bloomington city officials are looking to take additional steps to limit pension spiking, by further curtailing the city’s sick-leave buyback program.

Grossinger Motors Arena at night
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Bloomington aldermen Monday will consider a revised contract with the firm that runs Grossinger Motors Arena.

Tim Gleason
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Bloomington aldermen passed the city’s $227.5 million spending plan Monday night, the largest on record, according to staff.

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Bloomington is looking to boost spending 8 percent in the next budget year, with a major emphasis on what the city officials say are long overdue capital projects.

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 may have a moratorium on new video gaming machines, but the city will collect a $500 annual fee on existing machines beginning May 1.

Bruce Meeks addresses council
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The Bloomington City Council narrowly passed a higher local motor fuel tax Monday night.

Tim Gleason
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After meeting with aldermen over the last two days, Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason said he believes there's enough city council support for a 4-cent increase in the gas tax.

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Empty buildings. Aging infrastructure. An arena losing money. What can the city do to revitalize Downtown Bloomington?

Candidates for city council took on the question at a GLT and League of Women Voters forum Tuesday night.

City Hall
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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.

Zach Dietmeier
Bloomington-Normal EDC

Bloomington's move to create its own economic development department comes as welcome news to an agency that's working to bring more business to the community.

Melissa Hon
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Alderman Diana Hauman says in her time on the Bloomington City Council, she hasn’t been satisfied with the progress the city or its partners have made on economic development.

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Bloomington Police Chief Clay Wheeler said major crimes dropped 9 percent from 2017 to 2018, even as the city saw a sharp increase in homicides.

Bloomington City Hall
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Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason said he believes a one-time cash infusion and increase in staff time will bolster the city's economic development efforts.

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Over the next month, Bloomington city leaders will decide whether to keep or fire the company that runs Grossinger Motors Arena. It won’t be an easy decision.

Tari and Joni
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Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner said he’s no fan of video gambling but may still veto the city’s newly extended moratorium on new machines.

Kim Bray at a meeting
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Bloomington will keep its moratorium on video gambling until after state legislators have made key decisions about sports betting and marijuana.

Tim Gleason
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Bloomington plans to spend $200,000 less on funding for the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and BN Advantage next year.

Eva Jones
McLean County Museum of History

Nearly a half-century ago, a woman named Eva Jones made history.

Amelia Buragas and Joni Painter
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Bloomington aldermen plan to vote next week on a proposal to extend the city’s yearlong moratorium on allowing new video gambling machines in the city.

City Hall
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The City of Bloomington has suspended its business registration program.

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The Bloomington Planning Commission on Wednesday passed concerns to the city council over housing density in areas just outside downtown.

Kroger
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Grocery chain Kroger has another year to complete infrastructure improvements at the Bloomington site where it had previously planned to build a $25.4 million store.

Billy Tyus
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Bloomington's new deputy city manager said he started looking to leave his hometown of Decatur once Tim Gleason left as city manager to take the same job in Bloomington last July.

Kroger
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Grocery chain Kroger is asking the city of Bloomington for more time to complete infrastructure improvements for a proposed new store that might never be built.

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