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Joni Painter

Breanna Grow / WGLT

The Bloomington City Council will again consider a proposal for a Welcoming Cities ordinance, nearly three years after a group of council members halted a vote on a similar proposal.

Bloomington city council members Mboka Mwilambwe, Julie Emig, Jeff Crabill and Joni Painter
City of Bloomington

Bloomington City Council members generally say they aren't ready to overhaul public safety in the city amid national calls to "Defund the Police," but several want to start heading in that direction.

Holding the BLM banner
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A Bloomington City Council member is criticizing Black Lives Matter BloNo for what she considers a heavy-handed approach following the group's recent list of demands to reform policing, education, social services and more. 

Joni Painter and Tari Renner
Eric Stock / WGLT

Bloomington City Council members on Monday rejected two of Mayor Tari Renner’s appointments to the city’s transportation commission, amid claims the city should try harder to place applicants on the boards they requested to serve.

Wide shot of the arena floor
Amy Niebur / WGLT

Over the next month, Bloomington city leaders will decide whether to keep or fire the company that runs Grossinger Motors Arena. It won’t be an easy decision.