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A screenshot shows Wednesday night's Bloomington City Council meeting. The council voted 6-3 in favor of creating a Community Advisory on Public Safety Commission.


Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Woody Myers speaks to a crowd Oct. 25 at City Hall. Incumbent Eric Holcomb defeated Myers in the Indiana gubernatorial race.


Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Woody Myers speaks to a crowd Sunday night at City Hall. The candidates spoke about their campaigns, which include an emphasis on a better statewide COVID-19 plan and improved criminal justice and education systems. Masks were removed only to speak and the microphone was sanitized between each speaker.


Mallory Rickbeil, the city's bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, presents a photo of an "incomplete street" in Bloomington to the Bloomington City Council on Wednesday night. The council voted 9-0 to pass an ordinance that would establish a new process for residents and city officials to request traffic calming devices in parts of the city in an effort to decrease speeding.


The Bloomington City Council met Wednesday over Zoom and approved next year's proposed $166 million city budget in a 7-1 vote. Mayor John Hamilton said the budget has been in the works for six months.


A screenshot shows Mayor John Hamilton's opening remarks at the virtual Bloomington City Council meeting Wednesday night. The council discussed the proposed 2021 budget and made a nonbinding do-pass recommendation in favor of it, with a final vote scheduled Oct. 14.


Mayor John Hamilton asks Bloomington City Council members in a Zoom meeting Wednesday to support a 0.25% increase to the Monroe County local income tax rate. The council voted 4-5 against the tax.


Bloomington Police Department Chief Mike Diekhoff, speaks at the Bloomington City Council's Public Safety Committee virtual meeting on Wednesday evening. After council members asked him whether he thought there was systemic racism in policing, he responded by saying he doesn't believe there's systemic racism within BPD, which was met with criticism from public commenters.

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Emmy and Abe look at each other to confer about their answer to a trivia question at a Late Nite event at the Indiana Memorial Union Dec. 6. They won "Parks and Recreation" trivia that night.

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