There may be an educational push about electric aggregation for residents of Bloomington before voters get a chance to embrace, or reject the concept. The question will be on the April ballot. Residents of both Normal and Bloomington rejected the idea of having their municipalities go bargain hunting for lower electric rates when it was on the ballot a year ago. In November, Normal voters changed their minds and passed the measure. Two Bloomington aldermen, Steve Purcell and Judy Stearns, voted against putting the issue on the ballot. Stearns says she's not sure bargaining for electric rates is something government should be involved in. Purcell says Bloomington should wait to see what happens in other communities.
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