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Tari speaks
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Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner said he was pushed to the ground and a man tried to hit him with his fist near Kohl’s about 10:30 p.m. Monday. Renner said he had tried to engage a group of people in dialogue.

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Police chiefs for Normal, Bloomington and Illinois State University say they have not recorded any incidents of black residents being harassed for wearing masks in public.

Employees standing at front desk at Home Sweet Home Ministries in Bloomington.
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Increasingly, first responders are taking on the role of counselor during the pandemic as the coronavirus stokes fears about health and livelihood.

Bloomington Police Department entrance
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Gov. JB Pritzker's new requirement that everyone wear a mask in public during the pandemic has created a problem for gun owners.

Donald Whalen Jr., who served 28 years in prison for his father’s fatal stabbing, is back behind bars for allegedly violating the rules of his home detention program.

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UPDATED 1:55 P.M. | A motorcyclist is in critical condition after a crash Sunday night in Bloomington.

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The shelter-in-place order Gov. JB Pritzker issued last week to limit the spread of the coronavirus has many more people working from home and less work for police in McLean County.

Dan Donath speaks
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Crime went down slightly in Bloomington last year, but shootings remain a big issue for the police department.

Bob Siron standing in empty classroom.
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Law enforcement officials say a recent state law to make court fines and fees fair has unfairly punished police departments.

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A federal grand jury has indicted three Bloomington-Normal men on child sex trafficking charges.

Dan Donath
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Six months into his new role as Bloomington police chief, Dan Donath said his department has made progress in some key areas, including recruiting more minority and female officer candidates, and changing and modernizing the department's culture.

Bloomington PSCRB meeting
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Bloomington’s police review board has determined the city’s police department followed protocols when it voided a drunk driving ticket in 2016 but called for the city to strengthen its notification policy.

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Bloomington Police said they are investigating an incident in which a 17-year-old boy was shot in the forearm on Saturday.

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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.

A Bloomington man faces 16 years and eight months in prison for his role in a crack cocaine trafficking conspiracy.

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One man was seriously wounded in a shooting late Sunday night in Bloomington.

Dan Donath
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New Bloomington Police Chief Dan Donath said he's making diversity on the police force a priority.

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Bloomington Police said Tuesday they won't ticket the driver of a car which struck a young boy on a bicycle Monday evening.

Dan Donath and Connie his wife pinning his new badge
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Dan Donath, a 25-year veteran of the Bloomington Police Department, was named the city's next police chief during an announcement Wednesday at City Hall.

"He was the obvious choice," City Manager Tim Gleason said.

Donath, 50, joined BPD in 1994 and most recently served as assistant chief. He was co-interim chief during the search process for a new chief. Former Chief Clay Wheeler retired in June.

Dan Donath and Bill Colbrook
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Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason has scheduled a Wednesday morning news conference at city hall where he plans to announce his pick to become the city's next police chief.

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Bloomington Police said they have arrested a second person in connection with a shooting in which two people were hospitalized earlier this month.

Crowd of people gathered around a small table questioning a man who aspires to be police chief in Bloomington
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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 Bloomington man went before a judge Thursday afternoon to answer to charges stemming from a shooting Tuesday in which two people were hospitalized.

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A search committee has named two finalists for Bloomington’s police chief position.

Darren F. Gordon
Bloomington Police

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.

Tim Gleason
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Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason has announced a five-member committee will assist him in his search for a new police chief.

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Bloomington Police Department

Bloomington Police have released images of a suspect wanted for an alleged sexual abuse committed in broad daylight.

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