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Dan Donath and Connie his wife pinning his new badge
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Dan Donath, a 25-year veteran of the Bloomington Police Department, was named the city's next police chief during an announcement Wednesday at City Hall.

"He was the obvious choice," City Manager Tim Gleason said.

Donath, 50, joined BPD in 1994 and most recently served as assistant chief. He was co-interim chief during the search process for a new chief. Former Chief Clay Wheeler retired in June.

Dan Donath and Bill Colbrook
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Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason has scheduled a Wednesday morning news conference at city hall where he plans to announce his pick to become the city's next police chief.

Jamie Mathy and Donna Boelen
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Bloomington plans to start taking applications for video gambling licenses in mid-September, after agreeing to lift a moratorium that was intended to curtail an explosion of gambling in the city.

Bloomington City Hall
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Bloomington city staff believes it's come up with a plan to expand video gambling that will meet city council approval.

Gleason chats with a woman
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Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason said he's proud of the work he and the city council has accomplished in his first year on the job.

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A candidate for Bloomington’s police chief position says he was treated unfairly when the city mishandled his application. The city says the accident did not place him at any disadvantage.

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A Bloomington convenience store wanting to reopen under new ownership will have to limit its hours and make other accommodations to get a liquor license.

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Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason has announced a five-member committee will assist him in his search for a new police chief.

Bloomington City Hall
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Bloomington could soon be tipping its hand in how much its willing to help Connect Transit's on-demand service for elderly riders and those with disabilities.

Dan Donath and Greg Scott
Bloomington Police Department

Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason has named two interim police chiefs who will split time while he conducts a national search for a new chief.

Man at podium
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Citizens to Ensure Fair Transit asked Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner to appoint a Connect Mobility rider and a fixed route-reliant rider to the Connect Transit board.

Kim Bray and Tim Gleason
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The Bloomington City Council unanimously approved a contract with AFSCME Local 699 effectively ending the city’s sick-leave buyback program for employees.

Bloomington City Hall
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Bloomington city officials are looking to take additional steps to limit pension spiking, by further curtailing the city’s sick-leave buyback program.

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Bloomington aldermen Monday will consider a revised contract with the firm that runs Grossinger Motors Arena.

Tim Gleason
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Bloomington aldermen passed the city’s $227.5 million spending plan Monday night, the largest on record, according to staff.

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Bloomington is looking to boost spending 8 percent in the next budget year, with a major emphasis on what the city officials say are long overdue capital projects.

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Bloomington may have a moratorium on new video gaming machines, but the city will collect a $500 annual fee on existing machines beginning May 1.

Bruce Meeks addresses council
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The Bloomington City Council narrowly passed a higher local motor fuel tax Monday night.

Tim Gleason
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After meeting with aldermen over the last two days, Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason said he believes there's enough city council support for a 4-cent increase in the gas tax.

Melissa Hon
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Alderman Diana Hauman says in her time on the Bloomington City Council, she hasn’t been satisfied with the progress the city or its partners have made on economic development.

Bloomington City Hall
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Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason said he believes a one-time cash infusion and increase in staff time will bolster the city's economic development efforts.

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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.

Tim Gleason
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Bloomington plans to spend $200,000 less on funding for the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and BN Advantage next year.

Kroger
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Grocery chain Kroger has another year to complete infrastructure improvements at the Bloomington site where it had previously planned to build a $25.4 million store.

Billy Tyus
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Bloomington's new deputy city manager said he started looking to leave his hometown of Decatur once Tim Gleason left as city manager to take the same job in Bloomington last July.

Kroger
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Grocery chain Kroger is asking the city of Bloomington for more time to complete infrastructure improvements for a proposed new store that might never be built.

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The Bloomington City Council adopted a new parks and recreation plan Monday night that could inform the city’s budget priorities for 2020 and beyond.

Bloomington City Hall
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Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason said he's projecting a $500,000 budget surplus for the coming fiscal year which starts in May.

Billy Tyus
City of Bloomington

Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason’s former deputy city manager in Decatur is following him to Bloomington where he will serve in the same post.

Tim Gleason
City of Bloomington

Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason detailed plans of a staff reorganization to the city council on Monday night.

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