Category Archives: Politics

Old political battle revived as Normal council okays Uptown incentives

Old political battle revived as Normal council okays Uptown incentives

    By Howard Packowitz The mayoral race in Normal happened 18 months ago, but it was far from a distant memory as the town council approved a redevelopment agreement and the use of tax incentives to help finance an office building on the northeast portion of Uptown Circle. The agreement includes rebating up to…MORE

No wrongdoing found against County Clerk hopeful Richards

No wrongdoing found against County Clerk hopeful Richards

A private attorney investigating an ethics complaint against McLean County Clerk candidate and City of Bloomington employee Nikita Richards has found no evidence of wrongdoing, according to a statement released by the city.MORE

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WJBC Voices: Celebrating local workers

By Mike Matejka Labor Day is perhaps the most mis-understood holiday in the nation’s calendar.  Traditionally viewed as a summer’s end celebration, its real roots are in worker protest, trying to claim and celebrate their role in society. In Bloomington, local unions organize and march together, along with community groups and aspiring politicians, in Monday’s…

WJBC Voices: Staycations

As the days of summer wane, you might be looking for at least one more experience, perhaps even a “bucket list” item to do.