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Susan Schafer

McLean County Board virtual meeting
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A McLean County Board member says the county and Bloomington-Normal hospitals are administering COVID-19 vaccines as fast as they can, but distribution from the state has been inconsistent.

Jacob Beard and Val Laymon
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UPDATED 1:45 P.M. | It will be two weeks before the community knows the outcome of a contested McLean County Board race.

John McIntyre, Rachael Lund and Jo Ann Litwiller
WGLT file photos

McLean County Board Chairman John McIntyre held on in a close battle for re-election while Republicans maintained slim leads in several close races in their hope to maintain a majority.

The candidates vying for a McLean County Board seat representing Bloomington’s south end share visions of a cooperative approach to handling and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a well-functioning county-run nursing home.

The two differ on their approaches and priorities representing the area.

Susan Schafer speaking at McLean County Board.
Eric Stock / WGLT

McLean County Board member Susan Schafer has announced she intends to seek a fourth term on the board next year.

The Republican Schafer has served District 9 on the County Board since she was first elected to a two-year term in 2010. She was re-elected in 2012 and 2016.

District 9 includes parts of southeast and southwest Bloomington.