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A dais with McLean County officials sitting.
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McLean County Board member Scott Murphy has resigned. In his resignation letter, Murphy said he's buying a house in Bloomington-Normal outside of his District 2 boundaries.

Bill Wasson
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Friday is the last day Bill Wasson reports to work after a nearly 34-year run in McLean County government, where he spent the last eight as its top administrator.

Bill Wasson holding street sign
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McLean County has adopted a social media policy, though County Board members exempted themselves from the new guidelines.

McLean County Executive Committee
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One of McLean County's new programs aimed to address mental health is a step closer to reality.

Brandt Industries employee doing maintenance work
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McLean County has become the first government body to approve expanding an enterprise zone to enable Brandt Industries to get incentives for a planned building expansion.

Camille Rodriguez
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Camille Rodriguez is set to become McLean County’s first woman to serve as its top administrator.

Camille Rodriguez
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WGLT has learned the McLean County Executive Committee plans to forward County Health Department Director Camille Rodriguez to the full board for confirmation as its new County Administrator.

John McIntyre speaking at McLean County Board meeting
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Two of the three finalists which McLean County is considering for its county administrator position are internal candidates.

McLean County Board
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McLean County Board Chairman John McIntrye said a blue ribbon panel has recommended six candidates for the county to consider for its county administrator post.

Three county officials seated at a table in the county government complex.
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A mental health triage center is on pace to open this spring in the building housing the McLean County Health Department on West Front Street in downtown Bloomington.

Woman holding a microphone in foreground with six women seated at a table
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McLean County’s median household income is almost $65,000, but panelists at a McLean County League of Women Voters forum Tuesday night said despite that, the problem of poverty is creating waiting lists for social service agencies and leaving some people without help.

McLean County Board
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McLean County Board chairman John McIntyre said Tuesday his idea for creating a blue ribbon advisory panel to assist in its search for a new county administrator is modeled after a similar volunteer board he created last year to help the county save its nursing home from financial ruin.

Al Bowman at podium
Illinois State University

McLean County Board Chairman John McIntyre said Friday he has formed what he’s calling a blue ribbon stakeholder advisory panel to assist the County Board in its search for a new administrator.

McLean County Board
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McLean County should hire a consultant to lead its search for a new county administrator, according to a County Board member who has worked in human resources for more than 25 years.

Carlo Robustelli
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McLean County Board members moved swiftly to fill sudden gaps in mental health care caused by the Center for Human Services' decision to stop accepting new clients for psychiatric treatment.

BHCC meets in Bloomington
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McLean County will open a behavioral health triage center next year, filling a gap in adult psychiatric services after the Center for Human Services closed its doors to new clients earlier this month.

McLean County Board
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It didn’t take long for the McLean County Board to resolve one of the most talked about issues of the fall campaign.

McLean County Board members
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McLean County's changing of the guard continues with news that County Administrator Bill Wasson is retiring.

McLean County Board
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There will be a changing of the guard in McLean County government on Tuesday as six of the county board's 20 elected members will be recognized in their final meeting.

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After every election, the focus is on the winners, their thoughts about the campaign and goals for the office. But every election also has candidates who lose, despite fighting just as hard as those who won.

John McIntyre
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The chair of the McLean County Board said he hopes to turn down the heated political rhetoric after a contentious election.

David Selzer seated
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The Illinois attorney general has ruled against McLean County's attempt to hold closed sessions of the county board Finance Committee to talk about the salaries of the coroner and auditor.

Chuck Erickson and Kevin Woodard
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Voters in McLean County Board District 10 do not have an easy task telling the candidates apart.

McLean County Board District 1 is one of the bigger districts geographically, home to around 16,000 people in towns such as Lexington, Hudson, Colfax, and Gridley.

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The question of what office should oversee local elections divided candidates Tuesday at GLT’s McLean County Board forum for Districts 2, 8, and 9.

McLean County Board
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McLean County has become fertile ground for developers seeking to build wind and solar farms.

That’s created a quandary for some County Board members who argue the county’s comprehensive plan doesn’t account for renewable energy.

Sorensen walks through courthouse
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UPDATED 11:20 a.m. | Former McLean County Board chairman Matt Sorensen is expected to be released from federal custody this month after serving his one-year sentence for defrauding State Farm and one of its consultants.

McLean County Board candidates at the forum
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The idea of a nonpartisan commission to handle elections in McLean County divided candidates Tuesday at a forum hosted by GLT and the League of Women Voters of McLean County.

Jim and David
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The McLean County Board vice chairman is responding to an allegation by his opponent in the November election that he doesn't live where he claims.

McLean County Board
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McLean County is adding staff and proposing pay raises for staff in 2019, one year after cutting about 30 jobs and freezing pay for county employees.

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