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Election 2021 - WGLT Voter Guide

WGLT is committed to helping you become an informed voter ahead of the April 6 local election.

How To Vote

League of Women Voters Candidate Surveys

See the responses from local candidates to questions from the League of Women Voters of McLean County:

Bloomington Mayoral Candidates

Current Mayor Tari Renner is not seeking a third term.

Here is some of our coverage of the race:

You can watch WGLT's Bloomington mayoral candidates forum below, or read our recap.

Normal Mayoral Candidates

This is a rematch of the 2017 mayoral election.

Here is some of our coverage of the race:

You can watch WGLT's Normal mayoral candidates forum March 9 below, or read our recap.

Bloomington City Council

You can use the city’s map to find out in which ward you live.

Ward 1

Ward 3

Ward 5

Ward 7

Ward 9

Here is our coverage of these races:

Normal Town Council

Voters will select three candidates for at-large (townside) seats on the council.

Here is our coverage of these races:

Unit 5 School Board

Here is WGLT's overview of the race between six candidates vying for three open seats, with no incumbents in the race. You can look up your congressional township on the McLean County GIS website.

24N-2E (one seat)

23N-2E (up to two seats)

24N-3E (up to two seats)

District 87 School Board

There are four seats up for election.

  • Brigette Beasley Gibson (i)
  • Chuck Irwin (i)
  • Elizabeth Fox Anvick (i)
  • Fitzgerald Samedy

Heartland Community College Board

WGLT hosted a forum for board candidates on March 18. You can watch video below, or read our recap.

Candidates for the two 6-year terms:

  • Joshua Crockett (Bloomington)
  • Rebecca L. Ropp (Normal)
  • Catrina Parker (Bloomington)
  • Jodie Slothower (Normal)
  • Cynthia Pulley (Downs)

And candidates for the one 2-year slot, filling the reminder of Gregg Chadwicks’ term:

  • Cecelia Long (Bloomington)
  • Jim Drew (Lincoln)

Ways to Connect

Jamie Mathy raising right hand
Cristian Jaramillo

Bloomington City Council member Jamie Mathy has announced plans to seek a second term on the council next year.

 John McIntyre
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

McLean County Board Chairman John McIntyre defended the county’s coronavirus response on Tuesday amid large spikes in COVID-19 cases on the Illinois State University campus, and suggested some of the criticism was politically motivated.

Tiritilli with Koos
Cristian Jaramillo / WGLT

Candidate Marc Tiritilli narrowly lost to Normal Mayor Chris Koos in 2017.

A group of civic leaders has formed a nonpartisan political action committee to recruit and support centrist candidates for the Bloomington and Normal city councils.

Mike Straza

A second candidate has emerged for Bloomington City Council's Ward 5, which includes neighborhoods just north of Veterans Parkway and Empire Street.

Brad McMillan portait
Brad McMillan

A Bradley University professor and former congressional office manager has declared his candidacy for Normal Town Council.

Chris Koos
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Mayor Chris Koos of Normal said Wednesday he will run for another term of office next year.

Normal City Hall
Staff / WGLT

The November election campaign season is just ramping up, but some candidates already are looking ahead to next year's municipal contests.

Like attorney AJ Zimmerman, who said Tuesday he's running for Normal Town Council.

Patrick Lawler standing downtown
Patrick Lawler

UPDATED 2:05 P.M. | A social studies teacher at Normal Community High School plans to run for Bloomington City Council.

Kelby Cumpston
Kelby Cumpston / Twitter

One candidate has already emerged in the race to succeed Scott Black on the Bloomington City Council.