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Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner and City Councilmember Jenn Carillo.
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The Bloomington City Council will have a special meeting on Monday to talk about censuring council member Jenn Carrillo.

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UPDATED 12:20 p.m. | Bloomington Mayor-elect Mboka Mwilambwe said Monday that Jenn Carrillo should face a formal vote of disapproval from her peers over her public pledge after the election to make “life a living hell” for two newly elected council members.

Polling place in Normal
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In Normal, 2,000 more voters cast ballots Tuesday than have ever voted in a town election before. And yet, that's still just over 25% of registered voters.

Bloomington mayoral candidates stand at podiums
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The three candidates for Bloomington mayor agree that the economic recovery from the pandemic will demand a lot of attention if they’re elected. They have different views of what the city government’s role should be in supporting that recovery.

Bloomington voters this spring will choose their first new mayor in eight years. The choice is between a low-key veteran city council member and two political newcomers with very different backgrounds. One of them will replace Tari Renner, who is not seeking a third term.

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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.

Mboka Mwilambwe
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Bloomington City Council member Mboka Mwilambwe says his experience and temperament make him the best choice to lead the city, starting next year.

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.