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Marc Tiritilli

Polling place in Normal
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In Normal, 2,000 more voters cast ballots Tuesday than have ever voted in a town election before. And yet, that's still just over 25% of registered voters.

Koos and Tiritilli
Emily Bollinger / WGLT

Tax rates are a campaign theme in most elections no matter the level of the contest. This year's race for mayor of Normal is no exception.

Chris and Marc
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Marc Tiritilli used two recent Illinois attorney general rulings against the Town of Normal’s previous public comment policy to accuse Mayor Chris Koos of a “failure of leadership” during a virtual debate in the mayor’s race on Tuesday.

Marc Tritilli speaks
Emily Bollinger / WGLT

The Illinois attorney general has ruled the Town of Normal violated the Open Meetings Act in mid-September 2019 by denying Marc Tiritilli the right to speak to the council about public transit because the topic was not on the agenda.

Tiritilli is now running for mayor and has criticized the administration for squelching opposing points of view.

Marc Tritilli speaks
Emily Bollinger / WGLT

Normal Mayor Chris Koos and his challenger, Marc Tiritilli, disagree on what’s the most important issue facing the community. During a WGLT debate this week, Koos argued that it’s COVID-19. Tiritilli said “COVID is a crisis, but it’s not the most important issue facing the community. The most important is division. That subsumes all of the other issues.”

Emily Bollinger

During Tuesday’s debate between Normal Mayor Chris Koos and challenger Marc Tiritilli, the two candidates found themselves in a familiar place: The upcoming April 6 election marks the second time they've faced off.

Chris and Marc
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This story is about debt, specifically Town of Normal debt; what’s healthy and what’s not. It’s a campaign issue in this year’s mayoral and city council contests.

Koos and Tiritilli
Cristian Jaramillio / WGLT

Mayor Chris Koos and challenger Marc Tiritilli both turned in their nominating petitions to the Town of Normal first thing Monday morning to set the stage for a rematch in the mayor’s race next April.

Tiritilli with Koos
Cristian Jaramillo / WGLT

Candidate Marc Tiritilli narrowly lost to Normal Mayor Chris Koos in 2017.