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Editor’s Note: Town Council member R.C. McBride is also GLT’s General Manager.

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Normal Town Council member Kathleen Lorenz said she's running for a second term next April.

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A $43.6 million indoor-outdoor sports complex would make Bloomington-Normal an even bigger sports tourism destination and have a multigenerational impact on public health, a consultant told elected officials Monday night.

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Bloomington-Normal leaders will get their first look at a study Monday night that will help decide whether it makes economic sense to invest public money in a community multisport complex.

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A developer that’s been struggling to find a restaurant to rent the new first-floor space on Uptown Circle is asking the town’s permission to cut the space in half—and possibly skip the restaurant altogether.

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The mayor of Normal said Tuesday he thinks a variety of initiatives can happen to address the impact of recent gun violence on Bloomington-Normal.

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The Normal Town Council passed an ordinance Monday requiring apartments and other multifamily residences to provide recycling options starting in August 2019.

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Leaders in Normal said they hope new stream bank management practices approved by the council will encourage other entities to adopt the same methods to prevent erosion and create buffer zones of natural foliage.

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The public will get its first look at the Town of Normal’s proposed multifamily recycling ordinance during an information session Thursday.

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The Town of Normal is outsourcing its crossing guard program.

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Two local pension board presidents are raising concerns about a proposal to consolidate hundreds of police and fire pension funds.

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Following passage in Normal, Mayor Tari Renner said Tuesday that a Welcoming City immigration ordinance could return to a Bloomington City Council agenda in June.

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The Normal Town Council passed a Welcoming Community ordinance Monday that aims to create a new “check and balance” system for police interactions with immigration officials while still adhering to state and federal law.

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The cost of saving a row of historic buildings in Uptown Normal may come into play when the Town Council reviews a design concept for the Trail East project next month.

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The Normal Town Council authorized new ownership Monday for the Marriott Hotel in Uptown Normal.

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Normal Mayor Chris Koos said Monday he plans to take a leave of absence after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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Illinois State University students who’ve been fighting for an easier way to recycle at their off-campus apartments say they’re concerned about the long-term health of their planet.

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Normal Mayor Chris Koos said Tuesday that he only wants to move forward on a Welcoming City ordinance if it can win support from at least five of seven Town Council members.

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The Normal Town Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve Rivian's first property tax breaks for meeting initial investment benchmarks, even as some council members said they want to learn more about the stealthy automaker's operations.

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A major transition is now underway in the Town of Normal, with retiring City Manager Mark Peterson turning the keys over to his top deputy and now successor, Pam Reece.

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The Normal Town Council will likely consider an ordinance this spring requiring that apartment buildings provide the option to recycle.

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Pamela Reece was named the Town of Normal’s next city manager on Tuesday, becoming just the third person to serve in that job and the first woman to hold the position in either Twin City local governments.

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The Town of Normal is likely to make major cuts and fee increases.

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Normal leaders are moving ahead with plans for a new five-story building on the northeast arc of Uptown circle, the next step in a dramatic reshaping of the town’s central business district.

An architect's drawing of a five-story building with green space and parking proposed for Uptown Normal.
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Normal Town Council members on Tuesday vowed to try to preserve three historic buildings as they consider plans for a five-story, $29 million structure with retail, offices, and apartments along Constitution Boulevard in Uptown Normal.

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Normal Town Council members could get an earful Tuesday night as they decide whether to take the first step toward another building project in Uptown Normal—a proposal that some community members say threatens the central business district’s history and charm.

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Normal Town Council members could take their first step Tuesday toward another development in Uptown Normal, as they vote whether to begin negotiations with an Iowa company that wants to build a $29.2 million mixed-use building on the northeast arc of the circle.

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The Normal Town Council signed off Tuesday on an agreement with Young America Realty and other local apartment owners that will resolve a long-running dispute over property taxes.

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About 10 residents expressed opposition Monday as the Normal Town Council voted to increase property taxes next year.

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Bloomington aldermen say they’d rather evenly split the cost of supporting a new small-business development center at Illinois Wesleyan University rather than picking up most of the tab.

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