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
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 Hall – 109 E. Olive St.
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)
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.
Meetings of various boards and commissions are held within the City. The meetings are held at various times throughout the month.
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.
General corporation purposes. (for general operating expenditures)
Police & Fire Protection
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)
Audit (for annual audit & related expenses)
Bond issues are from: