Renner Names Liquor Commissioners

Mar 8, 2017

Mayor Renner leads a Liquor Commission meeting (file photo).
Credit Staff / WGLT

Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner has named two new members of the Liquor Commission.

They are Realtor Jack Bataoel and Lindsay Powell, who works in Marketing at Growmark.

The appointments do not need City Council approval.

Renner had been acting alone as commissioner since October when questions arose about the Open Meetings Act and whether two commissioners could discuss liquor related issues outside of a public meeting.

Late last month, the Illinois Attorney General's office ruled there had been no violation of the act.

Editor's Note: This story was updated on Mar. 9 to correct the spelling of the names of one of the commissioners.

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