McLean County is the largest land area county in Illinois with approximately 762,240 acres and is one of the most productive agricultural areas in the United States.
The City of Bloomington is located in the heart of Central Illinois, approximately 125 miles southwest of Chicago, 155 miles northeast of St. Louis, and 64 miles northeast of Springfield, the State Capital. Bloomington is the County Seat of McLean County, the largest county in Illinois. Bloomington (pop. 76,610 2010 US Census Bureau) is a twin City with the Town of Normal (pop. 52,497 2010 US Census Bureau). Interstates 39, 55 and 74 converge on Bloomington-Normal, as well as US Route 51 and State Route 9.
The Town of Normal is a growing university community located in Central Illinois. Residents enjoy a premier educational system, exceptional recreational amenities and a diverse set of employers.
Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB/METCOM)
The Metro McLean County Centralized Communications Center is a cooperative venture voluntarily established by its members, County of McLean and Town of Normal, pursuant to Illinois Statutes for the purpose of providing the means necessary and appropriate for the establishment, operation and maintenance of a joint non-emergency police, fire and other non emergency services communication system for the mutual benefit of the public and members of the venture; supporting an Enhance 9-1-1 emergency telephone system under the jurisdiction of the McLean County Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB); and providing the foregoing on a contract basis to other government unity.
The Assessment Office for the City of Bloomington Township is responsible for estimating the market value of every property in the City of Bloomington Township.
McLean County Regional Planning Commission is the coordinating agency for the regional GIS efforts in cooperation with other local government agencies.