Starting this fall Normal will hand over the reins to a private company to manage its school crossing guard program.Read More
The arts are feeling the squeeze of a tighter budget in Normal with reduced funding for the Town’s Harmon Arts Grant program this year.Read More
Bloomington aldermen unanimously approved rules and educational materials for the City’s Public Safety and Community Relations Board Tuesday night.Read More
The City of Bloomington has narrowed its city manager search down to three candidates, including Interim City Manager Steve Rasmussen.Read More
Bloomington aldermen will consider approving rules and educational materials for the City’s Public Safety and Community Relations Board (PSCRB) at Tuesday night’s regular meeting.Read More
The Normal Town Council approved plans for the first phase of an 85-unit apartment complex east of AMC’s Starplex Theater on Monday.Read More
Town council members Monday night unanimously approved plans for a new apartment complex east of AMC’s Starplex Theater in Normal.Read More
After making some confusing assertions earlier this week, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner called into the Bloomington-based radio station, WJBC, to clarify his remarks.
The McLean County Board gave the go-ahead to the community’s fourth solar project Tuesday morning.Read More
The Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will remain in the Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) terminal building for now.Read More
As teachers across the nation walk out to protest inadequate pay and school funding, Illinois educators point to their own fair share of challenges.Read More
Council members voted 5-2 Monday night to approve an ordinance Normal Chief of Police Richard Bleichner said formalizes the department’s current practices regarding undocumented immigrants.Read More
City of Bloomington Water Director Robert Yehl confirmed Monday he plans to step down from the position.
The Normal Town Council will consider its own welcoming city ordinance Monday, months after a similar proposal stalled in Bloomington.Read More
The developer of three planned solar farms is one step closer to adding a fourth project in McLean County.
The county’s Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved Cypress Creek Renewables’ (CCR) application to build a 2-megawatt solar project in South Bloomington Tuesday night.Read More
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.Read More
“We want to try to bid as much work as we can early in the construction season so that we can be proactive and have as much of that work done throughout the construction season as possible,” said Bloomington Public Works Director Jim Karch.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More