Posts in Government
Education Grant to Bring Virtual Reality to Sugar Creek Elementary School

Over 500 students at Sugar Creek Elementary School will have access to virtual reality technology this fall thanks to a local education grant. The Beyond the Books Educational Foundation awarded its $10,000 Beyond the Box grant to Sugar Creek Speech Language Pathologist Karen Showalter to purchase a customized Google Expeditions classroom kit for the school.

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Aldermen Tighten Liquor License Restrictions, Reduce Potential Fines for Lake Bloomington Dock Owners

A new restriction was added to the City’s liquor code Monday night: the City of Bloomington won’t grant liquor licenses to new businesses located within 100 feet of a day care center. City Council members voted 5-4 to approve the ordinance adding day care centers to a list of locations protected in the liquor code, which already includes churches, schools, senior care centers and hospitals.

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Special Session to Cover Parks and Rec Plan; Critical Vote Set for Lake Bloomington Docks

The City’s parks and recreation department is in the middle of developing a 15-year plan for its facilities and programs. Council members will hear updates and discuss the plan’s progress during a special session 5:00 p.m. Monday. The City hired GreenPlay Inc. last year to inventory and assess the City’s current facilities and programs, gathering public input to develop a roadmap for the department’s future.

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