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Bloomington City Hall
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Days after Normal adopted a tax for short-term rentals such as Airbnb, Bloomington plans to do the same.

McLean County Government Center
WGLT file photo

Ten candidates have filed to run for city council seats in Bloomington and Normal as of Monday afternoon.

Josh Barnett
Josh Barnett Campaign

As the filing period begins for next spring's city council elections, one candidate says he won't be on the ballot.

Corin speaks to aldermen
Breanna Grow / WGLT

Bloomington will have two new playgrounds next fall: one benefitting children with special needs, the other serving Bloomington’s west side.

Harmony Park
Gametime Inc. and Harmony Park Project

Bloomington is getting its first playground for children with special needs.

Harmony Park
Gametime Inc. and Harmony Park Project

Bloomington is getting its first playground for children with special needs.

Steve Rasmussen
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Bloomington Assistant City Manager Steve Rasmussen has resigned, four months after ending a stint as acting city manager.

Zoo entrance
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Bloomington will add more parking and a concessions stand at Miller Park Zoo.

Commercial building at 1311 W. Olive St., Bloomington
Eric Stock / WGLT

A commercial space that's been mostly vacant for years on Bloomington’s west side could become a new training site for low-income and at-risk women.

Bloomington Water Treatment Plant
Staff / WGLT

Bloomington city officials say merging the Public Works and Water departments will streamline services and save the city money. 

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Bloomington has new permitting rules and fees in place for boat docks at Lake Bloomington following council approval Monday night.  

Bloomington City Hall
Eric Stock / WGLT

Do you know how many businesses there are in Bloomington? The city doesn't either, but that could change soon.

Lake Bloomington
Staff / WGLT

Bloomington plans to implement a new permitting system for boat docks at Lake Bloomington to try to resolve issues with some dock owners that have been ongoing for years.

John Houseal speaks at podium
Breanna Grow / WGLT

After two years of review, Bloomington is ready to move forward with major updates to its zoning ordinance.

Firefighters at a burning apartment
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Bloomington aldermen took formal steps Monday night to discourage chronic housing code violations with more fines and a new classification for repeat offenders.

Commercial Packaging
City of Bloomington

Bloomington is offering a few perks to help a packaging company relocate from Normal.

Gettysburg Drive fire
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Bloomington is going after bad landlords.

Lynn Cannon speaks to aldermen
Breanna Grow / WGLT

The city-owned Grossinger Motors Arena will likely never turn a profit, according to arena manager VenuWorks.

Tony speaks to the council
Breanna Grow / WGLT

The city of Bloomington will sell 3 acres of land at Sunnyside Park to the Boys and Girls Club for $1.

Bees exiting a hive
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Jeff Henry of Bloomington is an urban beekeeper, hoping to reverse an alarming decline in pollinators like honeybees that threatens our global food supply.

Sunnyside Park
Eric Stock / WGLT

Bloomington aldermen on Monday will consider an agreement to sell three acres to the local Boys and Girls Club for $1.

Former Bloomington High School
Eric Stock / WGLT

Bloomington aldermen will consider an agreement Monday night to offer financial assistance for residents of a new housing project.

barricades
Eric Stock / WGLT

Bloomington is implementing fines starting at $250 for anyone who tries to remove a traffic control device.

Donna Boelen
Ryan Denham / WGLT

The Bloomington City Council will be losing one of its most fiscally conservative aldermen next spring when David Sage steps down after three terms.

Man speaks to Bloomington City Council
Eric Stock / WGLT

Bloomington residents would pay about $1 more on their monthly water bills as insurance against leaks, based on a proposal the City Council reviewed on Monday night.

Tim Gleason
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

It didn’t take Tim Gleason long to see an inefficiency in the way the Bloomington City Council schedules meetings.

Speed Limit sign
Mike Goad / Flickr/Creative Commons

Wider use of traffic-calming tools like curb extensions and more ticket-writing cops were among the ideas floated Tuesday as the Bloomington Transportation Commission began tackling a request from aldermen to curb speeding in residential neighborhoods.

Jeff sitting in studio
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

A second candidate has announced a run for Bloomington's Ward 8 on the southeast side.

A photo of karen Schmidt in the WGLT studio.
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

The longest currently serving alderman in Bloomington said she wants four more years.

Mike Hill / WGLT

David Sage said Tuesday he’s not running for re-election to the Bloomington City Council in 2019—the second alderman to decide against seeking another term.

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