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Bloomington Police Department Apprehends Hit-and-Run Driver

The City of Bloomington announces that the Bloomington Police Department (BPD) has apprehended the driver who injured two pedestrians after a demonstration in downtown Bloomington on Monday, July 6.

BPD Investigating July 6 Incident to Identify and Locate Driver Who Struck Pedestrians

The Bloomington Police Department (BPD) is currently conducting an investigation to determine the identity and location of the driver (and passenger) of a vehicle that drove into pedestrians last night after a peaceful rally on the courthouse square, injuring two pedestrians, before leaving the scene.

Mayor Hamilton and City Clerk Bolden Release Statement

On behalf of the City of Bloomington, we would like to express outrage and grief relating to two apparent racially motivated incidents reported in our community over the July 4 weekend.

Mayor Receives Positive COVID-19 Antibody Result

Mayor John Hamilton learned late Wednesday evening that the result of a COVID-19 antibody test he was administered was positive, indicating that he has very likely experienced a COVID-19 infection. The mayor had received two negative results to COVID-19 viral tests administered April 18 and 21, after having experienced moderate flu-like symptoms and been potentially exposed to COVID-19. 

Fourth City Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19

A fourth employee of the City of Bloomington has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is one of eleven employees of the Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) tested last week as a result of an internal contact tracing process launched upon a fellow fire department employee’s positive test result (announced Wednesday, June 24 here).  The other ten results were negative.  

About Bloomington


Bloomington is nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana and home to 85,000 residents and serves as a home away from home for tens of thousands of Indiana University students and alumni. You'll cherish the city's dynamic energy, spectacular scenery, outdoor activities, world-class educational opportunities, Big Ten sporting events, thriving local businesses, vibrant arts scene and unique shopping and dining experiences. Bloomington's admittedly unique character welcomes all to participate in community building. Our friendly, safe, and inviting environment embrace visitors and ideas from across the globe. We are a city of both dreamers and doers. Whether you come for school, business, pleasure, or would like to make this your home, you are welcome in Bloomington.

Mayor John Hamilton


A Bloomington native and long-time public servant, John Hamilton was elected the 26th mayor of Bloomington. Mayor Hamilton is committed to building a Bloomington that is more productive, sustainable and equitable for current and future generations.