Category Archives: Police and Fire

Bloomington’s Gleason to search nationwide for next police chief

Bloomington’s Gleason to search nationwide for next police chief

  By Howard Packowitz BLOOMINGTON – The city of Bloomington will conduct a national search for its next police chief. City Manager Tim Gleason acknowledges people currently on the force are interested in replacing Clay Wheeler, but Gleason told aldermen Monday night he believes the position will attract many good candidates. “What I envision is…MORE

Five dead in Goodfield fire

Five dead in Goodfield fire

The Woodford County Coroner said preliminary autopsy results for the five people killed in a fire in Goodfield over the weekend suggest they experienced carbon monoxide intoxication.MORE

Fatal shooting on Bloomington’s east side

Fatal shooting on Bloomington’s east side

By Katherine Murphy BLOOMINGTON- Bloomington Police are investigating a fatal shooting Tuesday night. A report around 10 pm in the 1200 block of Orchard Road had officers on scene to find 26-year-old Nathaniel Caldwell who was suffering gunshot wounds. Caldwell was taken to the hospital where he is in critical but stable condition. Officers then located…MORE

Blogs

WJBC Voices: Jay Bee, CEO

Much of the legal analysis in law school is taught via the hypothetical question, wherein the professor poses a set of facts embodying the issue studied, and asks students to predict the outcome, based on those facts. 

WJBC Voices: Understanding TIF investments

As we near another local election, understanding what a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district is and its role in economic development seems unclear to many I talk to.

WJBC Voices: JB the CK

Based on the budget, Pritzker ought to change his initials from J.B. (whatever they stand for) to C.K. (Can Kicker).