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In-Person Fundraiser Fuels Social Media Safety Buzz

Aug 25, 2020
Marlene and Larry Dietz wearing facemasks
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A weekend fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club held indoors at Rob Dob's Restaurant that attracted donors and community leaders also attracted social media criticism, though guidelines were followed.

Shawn Hoeft of Bloomington believes her son Zac would have celebrated his 29th birthday this year had the unknown gunman who killed him been exposed to conflict resolution.

Jamie Mathy and Donna Boelen
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Bloomington plans to start taking applications for video gambling licenses in mid-September, after agreeing to lift a moratorium that was intended to curtail an explosion of gambling in the city.

Sunnyside Park
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Fifteen months after first coming before the Bloomington City Council, the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal may finally be getting its new land on the city’s west side.

Dodie Dunson and his family and friends
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Tony speaks to the council
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The city of Bloomington will sell 3 acres of land at Sunnyside Park to the Boys and Girls Club for $1.

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

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Program supervisors at the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal will no longer be responsible for screening their own volunteers.

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A plan to build a bigger Boys & Girls Club building at a city-owned, west-side park won a warm reception from Bloomington aldermen Monday night.

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The Bloomington City Council will hear about a plan Monday night to allow the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal to erect a new, larger building at a west-side park.