The Bloomington City Council voted 8 to 1 on Monday to adopt the fiscal year 2022 budget, codifying a 9.3% total increase from the current $230.3 million FY 2021 budget.
The Bloomington City Council will cast its first formal vote Monday to adopt or reject a record $251.7 million spending plan for the fiscal year that begins May 1.
Carrillo in the post characterized Sheila Montney and Nick Becker as "dangerous authoritarians who got bought out by the police union." Here's how they responded.
About two hours after The Pantagraph’s initial report was posted online Friday afternoon, Reed posted an apology on Facebook and said he will no longer be campaigning for the school board.
The Bloomington City Council unanimously agreed Monday to pause discussions over the evolving Welcoming City Ordinance until its March 15 Committee of the Whole meeting.
A year after recreational cannabis was legalized statewide, and residents have been buying products locally, The Pantagraph examined whether Bloomington-Normal is rolling in the green, from sales of the green.
The Bloomington City Council on Monday will consider whether to refinance $3.6 million of its outstanding debt by consolidating two bonds, and will again discuss the evolving Welcoming City Ordinance.
The Bloomington City Council on Monday expanded the size of the Bloomington Public Safety and Community Relations Board by adding two youth member positions with the same voting power as adult members.
The Bloomington City Council will vote Monday to approve a contract extension for City Manager Tim Gleason, and to create two youth member positions on the city's police review board.
"[The city wishes to] publicly express the community’s gratitude for the many contributions made through Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge, labor, spirituality, technology, science, philosophy, arts, and the deep cultural contribution that substantially shaped the character of Bloomington," the ordinance reads.
City Council members will also consider approving a resolution to petition federal, state and other local governments to "officially observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day and end formal observance of Columbus Day as a holiday."
A Bloomington City Council decision on the often-discussed Welcoming City Ordinance will come soon.
Ward 6 Alderwoman Jenn Carrillo asked the city’s legal department to draft an ordinance to provide direction and instruction to city staff, including the police department, on how to interact with residents and other agencies on immigration issues.
Here's what would be included if the city council approves the ordinance, which prohibits the use of municipal resources for immigration enforcement, among other restrictions.
City officials are restarting talks about a plan to invest millions to upgrade the Bloomington Public Library built about four decades ago.
With her election to the second-highest office in the country, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris sparked a glimmer of hope. To some future educators, Harris is a new role model for young girls. She is the first woman, the first Black person, and the first Asian-American to be vice president.
The Bloomington City Council on Monday approved the next step in replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day as a city holiday on the second Monday in October.
“American democracy has been easy for many of us because of privilege and power,” said Don Carlson, Executive Director of Illinois People’s Action. “But we would be naïve not to recognize that full participation in democracy is a challenge to many others."
Additional duties are on the table for the Public Safety & Community Relations Board.
The Bloomington City Council on Monday discussed moving forward with declaring Indigenous Peoples Day a city holiday.
Ward 6. Ald. Jenn Carrillo says she's being ticketed for using her car to block an intersection during a protest.
Changes may be coming to the seven-member police advisory panel established three years ago to improve interaction between law enforcement and the community.
The chairwoman of the McLean County Republican Party says a boycott list targeting business owners who support Donald Trump is reminiscent of McCarthyism and should not be advanced by local city government officeholders or the Democratic Party.
BLOOMINGTON — During a City Council discussion Monday about local reaction to the death of George Floyd, Ward 6 Alderwoman Jenn Carrillo said …
When Ky Ajayi is asked how he is doing these days, he foregoes the standard response of “I’m fine.”