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Editorial: It's Time for a Whole County to Pay CIRA Airport Tax

The Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) has resurrected its 2017 effort to expand its property tax base from Bloomington-Normal to all of McLean County. CIRA’s initial go-it-alone effort failed because it could not find a local legislator to sponsor the measure. CIRA is now collaborating on the legislative effort with regional airports in Moline and Rockford.

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Local Journalism Matters: Why I started AdaptBN for Bloomington-Normal

I started AdaptBN because something has to be done to improve local news and bring it into the digital era. With a sustainable business model, a digital-only perspective, and an entrepreneurial spirit, AdaptBN aims to be a part of the solution. At AdaptBN, we are committed to providing the highest quality journalism while continuously exploring new technologies and innovation.

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Editorial: Choose Maintenance, Not Expansion, for Bloomington Public Library

In June 2017, a majority of Bloomington aldermen endorsed a plan to keep the Bloomington Public Library where it is and signaled the library board to continue planning an expansion or new facility there. We support the City Council in this decision, which was reached after much deliberation and after spending more than $500,000 in City and Library funds for land purchases at that site, building demolition, site preparation and engineering/architectural consulting fees.

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