Bloomington City Councilwoman on leave for undisclosed illness

Ward 4 Alderwoman Julie Emig
Ward 4 Alderwoman Julie Emig(City of Bloomington)
Published: Oct. 21, 2022 at 5:28 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - Bloomington City Councilwoman Julie Emig announced Friday’s she’s on medical leave through the end of November.

Emig, first elected as Ward 4 alderwoman in 2019, did not disclose the health issue that prompted her to take time off from her council duties.

Emig said other council members and city staffers will help her and her constituents during this time.

Emig’s Ward 4 covers parts of north Bloomington and the city’s near east side. She’s also the executive director of the McLean County Museum of History and is the former director of Multicultural Leadership Institute.

“I feel buoyed by the community and deeply appreciate the expressions of care and support I have received. I am lucky to have an incredible family, steadfast friends, and good health insurance—what I wish for us all—and look forward to making a full recovery,” Emig said.

“I appreciate everyone’s patience as I worked with my healthcare providers to determine the best course of action,” said Emig.

“I have (re)learned the value of prioritizing what matters most in life. Take heed,” Emig also said.

Emig said her constituents needing assistance should contact staff listed on the city’s website.

Concerns can also be sent online through the myBloomington portal. Constituents can also contact Emig’s council colleague, Ward 8 Alderman Jeff Crabill at