Painter appointed to Ward 5 in Bloomington

By WEEK Reporter

February 24, 2014 Updated Feb 25, 2014 at 11:24 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- On Monday night the Bloomington City Council unanimously approved Joni Painter as the new Ward 5 Alderman.

Painter takes the place of Jennifer McDade and will fulfill the next three years of McDade's term.

Painter plans to resign from her position on the Bloomington Public Library Board.

Mayor Tari Renner will now look to fill that vacancy.