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David Hales

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Former Bloomington City Manager David Hales might be on his way out at his new job in Joliet.

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A retired VenuWorks executive who served as interim director of the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts said he was going to evaluate operations and look at whether the city should renovate the Creativity Center building that is also part of the downtown Cultural District. But there are no reports or recommendations on paper.

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Outgoing Bloomington City Manager David Hales pleaded with the city council during a work session Monday to not get bogged down in details of the new budget.

ohn Butler, Jay Laesch, Kelly Klein, Bart Rogers, and Paul Grazar in court
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The alleged fraud scheme at the former U.S. Cellular Coliseum took advantage of a known blind spot in the City of Bloomington’s oversight of arena finances, exploiting a decade-long contract that many city leaders disliked from the very beginning, GLT has learned.