Category Archives: Police and Fire

Council to vote on empowering city manager to hire police and firefighters

Council to vote on empowering city manager to hire police and firefighters

By Howard Packowitz BLOOMINGTON – The authority to hire Bloomington police officers and firefighters would shift from a volunteer commission to the city manager, under a proposal before the city council Tuesday night. City Manager Tim Gleason was a 21 year veteran of the Pekin Police Department, rising to the rank of Lieutenant before becoming…MORE

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WJBC Voices: Plus ca change…

No Neck and his Democratic buddies patted themselves on the back and told us how happy we should all be now that we have a “balanced” budget for the first time in years.

WJBC Voices: Bipartisan fixing the pothole

Now that the spring legislative session is over, it’s amazing to reflect all that was completed: a balanced budget, legalized cannabis and a long-overdue infrastructure bill to fix our roads and bridges.