General City FOIA Information

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The City of Bloomington was established in 1831 and incorporated 1850. Home Rule status was deferred upon the City on July 1, 1971. The City of Bloomington is a municipality incorporated and organized under the laws of the State of Illinois for the purpose of providing its residents with the following services:

  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Sewer service
  • Garbage collection service
  • Water service
  • Parks & Recreation facilities and activities
  • Planning and Code Enforcement
  • Community Development

Transparency Portal

The City's Transparency Portal is designed to bring better visibility, openness & accountability to the City of Bloomington. This portal contains information ranging from agency budgets to employee contracts and City performance measures. We strive to utilize your tax dollars as efficiently and effectively as possible and we look forward to sharing this information with you.

City Facilities 

City Hall – 109 E. Olive St.

City Clerk
Human Resources
Information Services
Parking Violations
Water Billing

Public Works – 401 S. East St.

Public Works, Streets
Public Works, Refuse

Public Works – 336 S. Main St.

Public Works, Fleet Maintenance

Government Center – 115 E. Washington

Public Works, Engineering
Planning & Code Enforcement (PACE)
Community Development
Facilities Management
Parks & Recreation and Cultural Arts

Miller Park Zoo – 1020 S. Morris Ave.

Highland Park Golf Course – 1613 S. Main St.

Prairie Vista Golf Course – 502 W. Hamilton Rd.

The Den at Fox Creek – 3002 Fox Creek Rd.

Pepsi Ice Center – 201 S. Roosevelt Ave.

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts – 600 N. East St.

Water Department – 603 W. Division

Police Department – 305 S. East St.

Fire Department HQ – 310 N. Lee St.

City Council, Boards & Commissions

The City Council meets every 2nd & 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Its members consist of the Mayor, nine Alderman, City Clerk, Corporation Council and City Manager.

City Council Meeting Information

Meetings of various boards and commissions are held within the City. The meetings are held at various times throughout the month.

Boards & Commission Information


The current budget can be found in the Finance Department's Annual Budget page. Funding sources are property taxes, sales tax, fees, state and federal grants, and fines.

Tax levies

  • General corporation purposes. (for general operating expenditures)
  • Police & Fire Protection
  • Public Parks
  • IMRF (provides for employee’s retirement & related expenses)
  • Social Security (provides for employee’s FICA costs & related expenses)
  • Police & Fire Pension (provides for police & firefighter’s retirement & related expenses)
  • Judgment
  • Public Benefit
  • Public Library
  • Audit (for annual audit & related expenses)

Bond issues are from:


Index of records

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