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Patrick Hoban

Map of new transit location
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Connect Transit has unveiled three potential locations for the new downtown Bloomington transfer center.

The COVID-19 pandemic's blow to the labor force might not be as devastating to the Bloomington-Normal area as originally feared.

Charlie Schlenker

New data show the Bloomington-Normal economy continues to bounce back from the pandemic in spots.

Dan Brady at mic
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During a public conference call Tuesday night, state Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington, said his office has been inundated with calls from individuals and businesses looking for help applying for unemployment benefits through the Illinois Department of Employment Security. 

Patrick Hoban
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The head of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council thinks the full scope of a financial crisis from the COVID-19 outbreak may not be known for a few months.

A screen with a virtual meeting
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

McLean County Board Finance Committee members Wednesday evening asked Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Director Patrick Hoban to develop guidelines to repurpose money from a business creation fund to help existing businesses hit by pandemic-caused shutdowns.

U.S. capitol building
Bloomington-Normal EDC

McLean County government and business leaders are headed to Washington on a fact-finding mission to explore the in-and-outs of smart cities planning.

Agracel building
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A technology and logistics company has announced plans to open an office in Bloomington and hire about 150 workers within its first year.

When the McLean County Regional Planning Commission recently finished its national search for a new director, it found the leader it wanted pretty close to home.