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Bloomington is home to a diverse community; some residents stay for a few years while attending Indiana University and some have been here for generations.

As part of our Inquire Indiana project, we want to explore the past, present and future of Bloomington with you with City Limits.

Our community is changing, from closing businesses to traffic and road construction to affordable housing, and we see the impact of these changes all around us.

We want to know: What questions do you have about how the Bloomington of tomorrow will impact your work, your personal life, your community and your future?

Here’s how it works: You submit a question you’d like us to explore about how Bloomington has changed over the past few decades, what you want to see for the city in the future and how ties with IU continue to shape the community.  

You might wonder: How much does it cost to live in Bloomington compared to the rest of Indiana? How much property does IU own within city limits? Are apartments in Bloomington at capacity?

We’ll run regular voting rounds so you can weigh in on what you most want answered. If your question is picked, you could participate in the investigation.

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June 13, 2019

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What Are The Rules For Pets In Public?

As part of our City Limits Project, you can submit a question and we'll look for the answer. This week we've looked into what the rules are for animal companions in public

June 6, 2019

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Does Bloomington Have A Senior Center? Yes, Sort Of

A decade ago Bloomington had a place near downtown where people in their 50s, 60s and older could come together and socialize.

May 30, 2019

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Bloomington's UDO Sparks Controversy Over Single Family Zoning Changes

As Bloomington works to revise its Unified Development Ordinance, residents have raised concerns that some of its changes may negatively impact traditional single-family neighborhoods.

May 23, 2019

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Housing Costs Force Median Wage Earners To Look Outside Bloomington

The median rent and home price in Bloomington means many people who could typically afford to buy a home are being priced out of the market.

May 16, 2019

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What's Bloomington Doing To Address Affordable Housing?

In part one of our series on affordable housing in Bloomington, we look at what the city is doing to address the issue.

May 9, 2019

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Tarzian: Creative, Inventive, Bloomington Leader

Sarkes Tarzian is a prominent figure in Bloomington history, but a growing number of people don't know much about his impact on the community.

May 2, 2019

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Are Gas Prices In Bloomington Higher Than The Rest Of The State?

Three local residents asked similar questions about gas prices in the city.

April 25, 2019

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Vote Now: Choose One Of The Next Stories For City Limits, Bloomington

Our team has been busy for several weeks answering your questions. Now we want to know what you would like us to answer next.

April 25, 2019

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How Does The City Of Bloomington Decide Where Sidewalks Should Go?

As part of our City Limits series we answer another question from one of our viewers who is curious about connectivity and the history of Bloomington's sidewalks.

April 18, 2019

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Monroe County Residents: Why Are Your Tax Payments Sent To Ohio?

Monroe County taxpayers are sending tax payments to a lock box in Ohio to make paying them safer and more efficient.

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February 26, 2019

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How Does The Cost Of Living In Bloomington Compare To The Rest Of Indiana?

A listener asked us how the cost of living in Bloomington compares to other parts of the state. We found the answer as part of our City Limits: Bloomington project.

February 15, 2019

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County Residents Face Transportation Challenges Outside Bloomington City Limits

As the first story of our Inquire Indiana project City Limits, we look at the challenges Monroe county residents face with transportation and what's being done to improve services for the future.