The closure of Macy's in Eastland Mall is a symbol of retail upheaval nationwide according to Bloomington City Council candidates in wards one, five, and seven. Willis Kern hosted the live broadcasted forum.
Hear our regular conversation with Mayor Tari Renner. City Manager David Hales may be looking for a job. You'll hear Renner’s reaction. Hales was a finalist for a job in Racine WI. Mayor Renner also talks about fire response times, the city’s audit, and the coliseum. Dr. David Gill is one of the speakers at a Stand Up For Justice Rally on the lawn of the Bloomington Center for the Performing arts Tuesday evening. He’s also running against 13th District Congressman Rodney Davis. Hear what he thinks of the plan GOP’s health care plan. And it’s a conversation with ISU basketball coach.
The district 87 school tax rate is dropping slightly and superintendent Barry Reilly is more optimistic than you might think. The superintendent talks with GLT’s Charlie Schlenker about growth in the Bloomington Normal tax base over the last several years. Hear about an expanded role for the West Bloomington Revitalization Project. The WBRP has purchased new property and will soon open a Bicycle Co-op. Willis Kern has the interview. And Judy Valente talks with actor John O’Hurley – on stage as the male lead in the musical Chicago – playing at Sangamon Auditorium in Springfield.
Sexual assault victims and senior citizens that use a program at the YWCA continue to be at the mercy of dwindling state funds. During "Streched Thinner," YWCA's Liz German gives an update on financial problems caused by the state budget impasse. Plus, check in with the head of Children's Home and Aid in the twin cities with Lisa Piper. Rickielee Benecke, the head of Advocacy and Development for Life, and Diane Shultz of the Baby Fold together paint the not-so-pretty picture that will most likely become more grim no matter what lawmakers and the governor do.