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BLOOMINGTON, Ill.- A long-time Bloomington city council member said it is a big leap for a regular citizen to go into being an alderman. “It’s a big learning curve. So I think going from regular citizen to a mayoral position is an even bigger leap,” said Mboka Mwilambwe, who is running for Bloomington mayor in […]

Photo courtesy to Bloomington PD  BLOOMINGTON IL – On Wednesday, March 31, members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested a Chicago man in Lafayette, Indiana for his McLean County murder warrants related to the murder of Jaleel Johnson that occurred in Oct. of 2020. Kevon Moon’s bond listed on the warrants is $3 […]

NORMAL, Ill.- Joshua Crockett is a graduate who looks to come back and help improve the college that gave him so much. Crockett is running  for Heartland Community College’s board. If elected, he plans to expand access to the college. “I want to help expand access to education, to expand the offerings of the college […]

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.- An alderman wrapping up his first term in office seeks re-election for Bloomington Ward 1.   Jaime Mathy began his road in government after opening a bakery with his wife in 2005. Mathy and his wife became aware of the Downtown Bloomington Association and got involved.  The association is known for promoting commerce […]

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.- A member of the Bloomington Planning Commission is putting her best foot forward to run for Ward 3. Over twenty years ago, Sheila Montney moved to Bloomington by herself with only her dogs to keep her company, and she has never looked back. Originally from a small town in Arkansas, Montney grew up […]

Photo Courtesy of McLean County Health Department Facebook Page.  NORMAL, Ill. – As vaccine eligibility expands, many are struggling to get appointments while the Non-English-speaking population is facing double the challenges.    According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 87.2% of administered vaccine doses have gone to White residents in McLean County. IDPH also reports only 3.91% Black or African-American, 2.59% Asian, and 2.29% Hispanic or Latino […]

NORMAL, Ill.- Less than two weeks out from the municipal election there are some things that you might want to know. There are two election commissions, and the County Clerk handles all elections except the Bloomington Municipal one because there is a separate commission called the Bloomington Election Commission.    “People go, ‘Why is that? […]

NORMAL, Ill.- Normal’s Planning Commission chair is seeking a Normal Town Council member spot. Town of Normal Council Member Kevin McCarthy says his understanding of municipal government and feels financially that the town of Normal is in good hands if the people choose McCarthy for the upcoming race.  McCarthy says his understanding of municipal government and his financial strategies that […]

NORMAL, Ill.-  Mayor Chris Koos will be trying to hold the mayoral seat against second-time challenger Marc Tiritilli. Koos has served as mayor for 18 years and he said his strong points in this election are his track record and a positive relationship with Illinois State University. “He [Tiritilli] has publicly said a couple of […]

NORMAL, Ill. – A previous alderman that served almost two decades is now seeking re-election for Bloomington Ward 9.   Jim Fruin is a real estate agent and a retired State Farm employee. Fruin explains how his experience has led him to seek re-election.   “The primary reason is that others have encouraged me to, in the last election cycle. Due to this election […]