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Municipal Elections

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Nineteen votes led Tom Crumpler to victory this municipal election. Crumpler won Ward 9 against opponent Jim Fruin. “It felt really great, you know. I went into the election you know really not having any experience in Bloomington city government. Just really wanting to have the opportunity to serve the community. I […]

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.- A longtime Bloomington resident and father of seven, Nick Becker, is running for the Ward 5 seat in the upcoming Municipal Elections.  Becker has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and has been a Bloomington resident for 15 years. He says his family is part of the reason for what inspired […]

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 […]

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 recently retired Illinois State University professor is now running for Bloomington Ward 9.   At ISU, Thomas Crumpler prepared students to be elementary teachers with a focus on reading and literacy. He also directed an endowed literacy center for eight years at ISU.  Crumpler retired as a professor in December of 2020 after working in the College of Education for 22 […]

NORMAL, Ill. – A candidate running for Normal Town Council believes the local, state, and federal governments are all at a crossroads. David Paul Blumenshine has thrown his hat in the ring to build Normal in his vision. He describes government across the country as being “in limbo,” and sees a limited government as what […]

NORMAL, Ill.- A Normal resident says he sees a shortcoming in the Normal Town Council. Karl Sila says the council is dominated by the current mayor, Chris Koos, and the Town manager Pamela Reece. Sila was part of a protest at Koos’ bike shop, a protest in regards to the Coronavirus shut downs. Sila says […]

NORMAL, Ill.- Marc Tiritilli said he is a man who does not give up. Despite his defeat in the mayoral race in 2017, he is back with his head held high. Tiritilli is running against Mayor Chris Koos in the election this April. One problem Tiritilli said he hopes to fix is the overwhelming debt […]

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – An Illinois State University graduate students and longtime member of the community is running in the primary for Bloomington Ward Seven.   Municipal elections are on April 6th and there’s a Bloomington primary on February 23rd.   There are five candidates running to represent Ward Seven. Candidates include incumbent Mollie Ward, June Peterson-Middlebrooks, Correta L. Jackson, Kelby Cumpston and Daniel Freburg.  […]

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – After being selected to fill the Ward Seven seat, a local hospital chaplain is running for a seat on the Bloomington City Council.   Municipal elections are on April 6th and there’s a Bloomington primary on February 23rd.   There are five candidates running to represent Ward Seven. Candidates include Daniel Freburg, Kelby Cumpston, June Peterson-Middlebrooks, Correta L. Jackson and incumbent Mollie Ward.  Mollie Ward was selected to fill the alderman seat to replace Scott […]