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Karyn Smith

Council members at a table
Ryan Denham / WGLT

Normal Town Council members confronted their poor working relationship and the lack of trust between them head-on during a contentious retreat Friday.

Normal Mayor Chris Koos sits during a town council meeting.
Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

The Town of Normal recently brought in a government strategist to meet privately with the town council and administration.

Woman speaks to Normal council
Breanna Grow / WGLT

Normal Town Council members are continuing to get used to each other. Dynamics have shifted with the addition of two new members, Stan Nord and Karyn Smith.

Speaker at a Normal council mtg
Breanna Grow / WGLT

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

Joni and Stan at table
Breanna Grow / WGLT

Following a public work session Saturday morning, Connect Transit's board has a better idea of what its new Connect to the Future working group should look like and what issues it should tackle.

Stan, Chemberly, and Kevin
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Normal Town Council member Stan Nord wasted no time bringing up one of his central campaign issues during his first council meeting.

RC, Dave, and Jill
Mary Cullen / WGLT

Two challengers who’ve criticized the direction of Uptown Normal redevelopment knocked off an incumbent Normal Town Council member Tuesday as they emerged as the top vote-getters in a crowded eight-way race.

Karyn Smith
Eric Stock / WGLT

A Normal Town Council candidate said she supports the town's economic development efforts but is concerned about the town's recent decision to raze historic buildings in Uptown for the Trail East project.