A decade since he took his first oath of office as a Bloomington City Council alderman, Mboka Mwilambwe on Saturday took another oath.
Despite collecting the most total votes among the three candidates vying in Tuesday's election to lead the city, Bloomington Mayor-elect Mboka Mwilambwe was the top vote-getter in only two of the city's nine wards.
If the lead holds, Mwilambwe, 50, will become the city's first Black mayor.
Voters across McLean County on Tuesday can cast their choices for mayor, city, town and village councils, school boards and other positions in local government.
Voters across McLean County on Tuesday can cast their choices for mayor, city, town and village councils, school boards and other positions in…
A fourth candidate is running to serve as the city's first new leader in eight years, but her name won't appear on the ballot Tuesday unless v…
A fourth candidate is running to serve as the city's first new leader in eight years, but her name won't appear on the ballot Tuesday unless voters scribble it down.
Richard Buchanan, a pillar of local government whose public service career spanned more than four decades, has died.
Mboka Mwilambwe is campaigning on a platform rooted in providing core services like infrastructure and recreation, while also prioritizing practical leadership.
Jackie Gunderson is banking on residents across Bloomington agreeing with her campaign platform's focus on equity and accessibility, both points she says underpin issues like infrastructure, public safety and economic development.
Registered voters in the city of Bloomington can begin early voting on Friday for the April 6 consolidated election.
The three candidates running to serve as the city's first mayor in eight years delivered divergent opening arguments to residents on Tuesday, offering split solutions to problems ranging stabilizing economic development to reshaping social policy.
The three candidates — Jackie Gunderson, Mboka Mwilambwe and Mike Straza — combined have raised over $16,000 since November, according to filings with the Illinois State Board of Elections.
Local entrepreneur Mike Straza has filed his nominating petition to run for Bloomington mayor in the April 2021 municipal election.