Category Archives: Road Reports

City of Bloomington announces lane closures near downtown

City of Bloomington announces lane closures near downtown

By Jake Fogal The City of Bloomington has announced lane closures near downtown Bloomington. Beginning immediately, two eastbound lanes of East Street, and the westbound lane of Washington Street, will be closed to all traffic due to water work. The lanes on East street and Washington street will be reopened as soon as work is…MORE

Cancellations

Cancellations

CLOSINGS & CANCELLATIONS updated 3/11/2022 5:20 a.m. School Closings Olympia School District will be utilizing a remote learning day Friday. Ridgeview School District will be using an E-Learning Day Friday.MORE

Resurfacing to begin on Fell Avenue

Resurfacing to begin on Fell Avenue

Resurfacing work will begin Tuesday (weather permitting) and continue through Friday along Fell Avenue from both Cherry Street to Willow Street and Vernon Avenue to Irving Street.MORE

Grove St. to close for sewer repairs

Grove Street between McLean and Evans and Grove Street between Clayton and Clinton will be closed to through traffic for sewer repairs.MORE

Blogs

Labor Day – Expanding voting rights for all

By Mike Matejka Because of COVID, there is no Labor Day Parade this year.  It’s always a great event for our everyday workers to march proudly down the street and enjoys the festive crowd. If there had been a parade, this year’s Labor Day theme was to be “150 years of struggle: your right to vote.” …

Is federal mobilization the answer?

By Mike Matejka As President Donald Trump threatens to send federal marshals into Chicago, over the objections of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, recall another Illinois Governor who protested the incursion of armed federal personnel into the city.   Those federal troops, rather than calming, escalated the situation, leading to deaths and violence. Illinois poet Vachel Lindsay…

In these troubled times, to my fellow white Americans

By Mike Matejka Our nation is at a unique watershed in human relations. African-Americans have been killed too many times in the past before George Floyd, but the response to this man’s death is international and all-encompassing. I was a grade-schooler during the Civil Rights 1960s. I watched Birmingham demonstrators hosed and the Selma – Montgomery…

Workers’ Memorial Day – Remember those whose job took their life

Looking around our community, when we say employer, most will respond to State Farm, Country, or Illinois State University.   We too often forget those who are building our roads, serving our food, or our public employees. COVID-19 has made us more aware of the risk.  Going to work every day for some people means…