The Bloomington Police Department says it's seeing an increase in reports of panhandling and violence downtown.
The discussion of illegal activities on Kirkwood Avenue has been framed around the issue of homelessness—an ongoing, often controversial topic in Bloomington.
Commenters suggested creating a year-round homeless shelter, more police downtown and getting more money to existing programs that deal with homeless people.
A public forum is being held Wednesday for Bloomington residents to voice opinions on loitering and other activity on Kirkwood Avenue.
Planning commission members approve the scaled back Old National Bank building with surface parking rather than the original mixed use proposal.
Some believe new development is challenging Kirkwood's uniqueness.
The Bloomington City Council revisited the definition of standardized businesses, and voted on tax abatements for a building project near the B-Line Trail.
The Bloomington Common Council approved a measure Wednesday that will regulate chain restaurants in the downtown area.
Voicing support for anti-government protestors in Turkey's capital, more than 70 people marched down Kirkwood Avenue, chanting and waving Turkish flags.