Zach Bernard

Reporter/Host

Zach joined 89.1 WBOI as a reporter and local host for All Things Considered. He currently hosts Morning Edition.

Previously, he worked for WGLT in Normal, Ill. and reported from the Illinois Capitol for WICS-TV.

Zach graduated from Illinois State University with a major in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science. He has his master's degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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Allen County and many of its municipalities are implementing new restrictions as coronavirus cases have increased 500% since the start of October.

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The push by Fort Wayne City Council Democrats to reinstate collective bargaining protections for certain union groups in the city was shot down by Republican colleagues without any discussion during Tuesday night’s meeting.

Electric Works

Fort Wayne City Council approved the new economic development agreement between the city, RTM Ventures and several new stakeholders Tuesday night, paving the way for Electric Works to meet its closing date.

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Fort Wayne City Council finalized its cuts to Mayor Tom Henry’s proposed 2021 budget Tuesday night on a 7-2 vote, totaling just under $1.1 million of the $186 million document.

Mayor Tom Henry and several Allen County commissioners were joined by local health officials to emphasize vigilance against COVID-19, as case numbers surpassed 8,000 in Allen County Wednesday.

Allen County is nearing 8,000 reported cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus. 61 new cases were reported Monday morning, bringing the total to 7,852 total.

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Fort Wayne will host the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Final Four for the foreseeable future.

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Faced with a brand new economic development agreement after months of uncertainty, Fort Wayne’s Redevelopment Commission has greenlit Electric Works to move forward on a 3-2 vote.

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Two months after the termination of an economic development agreement placed the future of Electric Works in jeopardy, all of the parties involved announced a path forward Tuesday afternoon.

Electric Works

Fort Wayne City Council will hold off on deciding whether to launch an investigation into the failed economic development agreement for the Electric Works project for the next several weeks.

The final vote to launch an investigation was due to hit the books Tuesday, but discussions of new negotiations forced Council to push the pause button.

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