Error Log

  • 2019-10-09 In a piece about the Monroe County 2020 budget, “Monroe County’s council OKs $83.1 million “maintenance budget, leaves compensation, justice reform for future” The Beacon misreported a description, given by county councilor Geoff McKim, of the 1.3 percent increase in compensation that’s included in the budget. He said it was slightly more than the Midwest CPI. The CPI numbers are available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The error is noted here and reflected in the original piece with “del” and “ins” tags  to alert readers to the changes in the text.
  • 2019-09-12 In a piece called “Bloomington city council gets assurance: county redevelopment commission’s planned new roads will have sidewalks” the time and name of an approving body was misreported. It was the county council that approved the bonds at its Tuesday night meeting.
  • 2019-09-10 In a piece called “Sawtooth tech district parking garage with 379-parking spaces gets Bloomington plan commission OK” published on Sept. 10, 2019 the number of parking spaces in the new structure was off by 10. The correct number from the plan commission packet is 379. The error is noted here and reflected in the original piece with “del” and “ins” tags  to alert readers to the changes in the text.
  • 2019-06-22 In a piece called “Could the blue bubble of Bloomington have a reddish tinge in City Council District 2?” published on March 19, 2019, the margin of victory by Republican city council candidates in District 2 was inaccurately reported for two years. In 2003, Republican Jason Banach prevailed over Democrat Susan Sandberg by an 8-point margin. In 2007, Republican Brad Wisler prevailed over Democrat Jillian Kinzie by less than a 1-point margin. The larger, inaccurate margins reported in the original piece were based on a pivot table, created by the Beacon, that incorporated vote tallies not just from the general elections those years, but also from the Republican primaries. The accompanying maps were rerun and replaced. The Beacon notes its errors here and has corrected them in the original piece, using “del” and “ins” tags to alert readers to the changes in the text.