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Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason said it’s "ridiculous” to suggest local governments will ever fully defund police, but he supports the discussion of how to better redirect some police resources.

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On a Thursday afternoon four years ago, the police watched as Donnelly Jackson left his mother’s house on Riley Drive in Bloomington after a short visit.

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Black Lives Matter BloNo announced a sweeping platform of policy demands Friday that would shrink local police departments, remove officers from schools, and increase the visibility of black history and equity in K-12 schools and universities.

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Both Bloomington and Normal’s mayors agree: To address systemic racism in the Twin Cities, start by investing in young people of color. 

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Bloomington-Normal police leaders say many of the reforms being proposed nationally in the wake of George Floyd’s death have already happened here, including a ban on chokeholds and increased emphasis on de-escalation training.

Bloomington Police said someone shot a 25-year-old man early Sunday.

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The number of people in the U.S. now required to register as sex offenders is edging close to the one million mark.

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A 41-year-old Bloomington woman has died from injuries sustained in a Tuesday night auto accident.

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Bloomington Police have arrested a 34-year-old orthopedic surgeon for alleged aggravated criminal sexual assault and abuse of an adult with a physical disability.

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A man pointed a gun at a juvenile during a family argument Monday night, Bloomington Police said.

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Questions from activists dominated Tuesday's meet-and-greet session for the two finalists for Bloomington police chief—one from within the police ranks and the other currently serving as chief at Parkland Community College.

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A candidate for Bloomington’s police chief position says he was treated unfairly when the city mishandled his application. The city says the accident did not place him at any disadvantage.

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Police have arrested a man and a woman in Normal in connection with two recent Bloomington shootings. Two juvenile boys were wounded in shootings last Thursday and Friday on Peach and Lee streets.

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Bloomington Police are investigating the second shooting in less than 24 hours involving a teenage victim.

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A teenage male was treated and released from the hospital overnight after being shot on Bloomington's east side, police said.

Illinois Traffic Violations Now Carry Higher Fine

Jul 1, 2019
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Speeders beware: Minor traffic violations will now carry higher fines.

Illinois Law Cracks Down On Texting While Driving

Jun 26, 2019
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Illinois is cracking down on mobile device usage while driving. Starting Monday all mobile device usage while driving will result in a moving violation citation.

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UPDATED 4 p.m. | Two local men were arrested Friday in connection with a series of armed robberies at Bloomington-Normal businesses in the past month.

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About 60 law enforcement leaders from across the region gathered Monday at Heartland Community College to share data and intelligence.

BPD Seek Information On Armed Robbery Suspects

Apr 19, 2019

Bloomington Police are asking the public’s help in identifying two men caught on camera Thursday morning robbing a local business.

Security tapes show the suspects entered an employee-only area at a business on the 2300 block of East Oakland Avenue. The men threatened a worker at knifepoint and demanded money and the employee’s cell phone.

Video footage identifies the robbers as two black men in their mid-20s to early 30s dressed in all black with reflective construction vests.

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UPDATED 4 p.m. | Four teenagers were arrested in connection with a fight that led to a stabbing Tuesday night at Miller Park, authorities said.

Gunfire claimed the life of one man in Bloomington on Tuesday night. Two others are in critical condition at area hospitals.

Bloomington Police say Nathanial Caldwell, 26, was found in the 1200 block of Orchard Drive with a gunshot wound after they were called around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday for a report of shots fired. He is currently listed in critical condition at an area hospital.

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Police say violent crime is down in Bloomington. It doesn’t feel that way to Misty Colwell. 

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Over a year after its creation, Bloomington's Public Safety and Community Relations Board (PSCRB) received and reviewed its first complaint.

Bloomington Police have issued an arrest warrant for 39-year-old Toshiro Luttrell of Bloomington.

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Police are investigating an armed robbery Tuesday night at a Family Dollar store on Bloomington's west side. No one was injured.

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Bloomington Police on Wednesday reminded businesses to make sure their video surveillance systems are working properly, as investigators look for the "Business Bandit" suspected in at least seven armed robberies.

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Bloomington and Normal police say they continue to investigate a Bloomington man who is accused of sexually assaulting two women.

McLean County prosecutors have charged Matthew M. Price, 32, with aggravated criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual assault.

Normal Police said the first incident was reported on Dec. 5 involving a female victim over age 60, triggering the aggravated criminal sexual assault charge. On Dec. 10, Bloomington Police received a sexual assault complaint from a separate victim.

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When Ken Bays started as a patrolman at the Bloomington Police Department 21 years ago, he remembers jotting down all of his reports by pen on carbon paper.

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Nine people have died in Bloomington-Normal in gun violence this year. More than that tally have survived bullet wounds.

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