Mayors get face time with congressman
BLOOMINGTON (25News Now) - Mayors of Bloomington and Normal had the area’s new congressman’s attention Friday.
U.S. Rep. Eric Sorensen (D-17th District) toured Downtown Bloomington with Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe and Uptown Normal with Mayor Chris Koos.
A news release said this was chance for Sorensen to visit local businesses and hear about the needs for both communities.
Bloomington Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe said he listed some of his priorities and projects that might need federal government assistance.
“We have put on his radar for the Lincoln Leisure Center, to fix some of the HVAC issues particularly for the summer when people have to use it,” said Mwilambwe.
“There are a number of (projects) we want to bring to his attention,” the mayor said.
Sorensen, a former TV meteorologist, took office in January, representing a district that includes the Twin Cities, Peoria, the Quad Cities and Rockford.
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