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City Manager Pam Reece

Speaker at a Normal council mtg
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The Normal Town Council unanimously approved new rules for public comment Monday night, but not without resistance from its newest members.

Council at the meeting
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Normal will enact a 2 percent water fee increase as part of the annual budget council members approved Monday night.

Pam Reece
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Normal City Manager Pam Reece says the town’s efforts to tighten its belt last year have paid off.

Woman speaks to Normal council
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The months-long debate over plans to move a fire station behind the Blackstone Trails subdivision in Normal came to an end Tuesday night.

Architect presents at a meeting
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Officials in Normal defended the Trail East project against public criticism Monday night, with the council unanimously approving two measures to keep the project moving forward.

Eric Hanson
Town of Normal

The Town of Normal has selected a new assistant city manager.  

Eric Hanson was appointed to fill the role previously held by now City Manager Pam Reece.

In a statement from the town, Reece said Normal is “extremely fortunate” to have Hanson. She said his past local government work will assist the town in achieving its goals.

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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 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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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 Town of Normal plans to hire an outside firm to conduct a deeper study into the feasibility and potential economic impact of building a new multisport complex.