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Two local pension board presidents are raising concerns about a proposal to consolidate hundreds of police and fire pension funds.

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K2. Spice. Black Mamba. Research chemicals. Potpourri. New psychoactive substances.

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A plan to build a bigger Boys & Girls Club building at a city-owned, west-side park won a warm reception from Bloomington aldermen Monday night.

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The new Bloomington police chief will be the current assistant chief.

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A Bloomington police detective who has worked with YWCA McLean County’s Stepping Stones program for sexual assault survivors said he will no longer help with its trainings in part because of the YWCA’s support for a citizen-led police advisory board.

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Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner's last day on the job will be Friday.

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UPDATED 10 a.m. | Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner was confirmed Thursday to become the next U.S. Marshal for the Central District of Illinois.

A west-side intersection was reopened Tuesday after a semitractor trailer carrying agricultural chemicals crashed, authorities said.

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Bloomington Police are on the verge of a wide rollout of body cameras.

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Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner has cleared his first hurdle toward becoming the next U.S. Marshal for the Central District of Illinois.

10-Year-Old Retires From Bloomington Police

Apr 17, 2018
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After eight years of dogged police work, Bloomington K9 officer Lex is retiring from the force.

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Bloomington Police are asking parents to come forward if their children took piano lessons from a local teacher who’s accused of sexually abusing six children and secretly taping at least some of the incidents.

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The Keep Families Together coalition continued its rally in the Bloomington City Council chambers Monday after breaking a 24-hour fast.

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"We're fasting today for freedom, for mercy, for justice," declared the Rev. Jim Warren of First Christian Church as the sunlight cast a golden glow on him and others gathered outside Bloomington City Hall on Sunday.

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Bloomington residents were able to ask questions during the Public Safety and Community Relations Board's (PSCRB) first quarterly meeting Wednesday. 

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Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner has been nominated to become the next U.S. Marshal for the Central District of Illinois.

Bloomington Police have arrested a 31-year-old nurse for allegedly ripping painkiller patches off the arms of nursing home patients and stealing them.

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Normally, police officers and firefighters work side by side to help keep the community safe. But on Saturday, "Guns" and "Hoses" competed against each other for a good cause.

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A 50-year-old Bloomington man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of his wife at their home Monday afternoon.

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A 36-year-old local piano teacher was arrested Tuesday in Normal on allegations he sexually assaulted an underage girl who was apparently one of his students. Police say there are likely more victims.

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Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited Illinois State University on Friday as the featured speaker at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner.

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Someone has poured a caustic liquid on a popular public artwork in downtown Bloomington.

Thirteen years ago, the City of Bloomington bolted the joint emergency service dispatch operation known in McLean County as Metcom. That created years of hard feelings from other area governments over the abandoned agreement and the extra cost it created for taxpayers.

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Bloomington Police arrested a 53-year-old man for multiple counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13.

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Two Bloomington Police officers may want to consider auditioning for “America’s Got Talent.”

A new video shared this week by the Bloomington Police Department shows Officers Logan Fosdick and Paul Jones performing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” in the parking lot outside police headquarters and City Hall. Accompanied only by a guitar and their squad cars, the video has racked up thousands of views.

At the end of the video, Sgt. Kiel Nowers jokingly interrupts their performance and tells them to get back to work.

Watch the video below:

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Nearly five months after Bloomington aldermen voted to create a new police advisory group, the board’s seven appointed members will meet for the first time Wednesday for an orientation session.

Police say they have found the teenage driver who allegedly injured an 8-year-old during a hit-and-run accident Friday afternoon on Bloomington's west side.

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UPDATED 10:25 a.m. | Empire Street near Central Illinois Regional Airport was closed during Wednesday’s morning commute after a man told emergency responders he’d been exposed to anthrax—a threat authorities say was not true.

Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old man at a south Bloomington mobile home park.

UPDATED 2 p.m. | Bloomington Police are investigating four reports of gunfire in just the past week.

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