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Normal Town Council

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Shoppers in Normal now will be able to order curbside pickup and home delivery of alcohol from large retailers.

Pam Reece
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Cities and towns across the state are studying how to get ready for the new year and legal cannabis. The Town of Normal might be one of the earlier adopters of regulation covering use and sale of recreational marijuana.

Chris Koos
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Normal Mayor Chris Koos has sent a letter to Bloomington city leaders claiming that Normal Town Council member Stan Nord went “lone wolf” and discussed a merger of the two local fire departments and tried to recruit a Bloomington business to move into Uptown.

Koos and Reece on the dais
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While noting that most municipalities continue to face financial challenges, Mayor Chris Koos says the Town of Normal is in “good shape.”

Normal Mayor Chris Koos sits during a town council meeting.
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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.

screen with council agenda item.
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The Normal Town Council voted Monday to rename Mitsubishi Motorway for Rivian, which now owns the plant along that west-side road. It was a 4-2 vote.

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.

Woman speaks to Normal council
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The Normal Town Council will consider making it easier for the public to comment at meetings of the council and other town boards and commissions.

Stan and Chemberly at the dais
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The Town of Normal appears headed into a lawsuit with one of its new council members over an unpaid sewer tap-on fee.

Breanna Grow / WGLT

After sitting side-by-side on the dais for four years, Normal Town Council members Jeff Fritzen and R.C. McBride exited the council chambers together for the last time as elected officials Monday night.

Kathleen speaks
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Mayor Chris Koos struck an optimistic tone Wednesday that the Town Council won’t become too divisive following the election of two new members who beat his preferred candidates.

RC, Dave, and Jill
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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.

Breanna Grow / WGLT

A nearly 2-year dispute between the Town of Normal and town council candidate Stan Nord remained unresolved on the eve of Election Day.

potholes
Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

Debate over gasoline tax increases to fund road repairs in Bloomington and Normal is more complex than the question of keeping the amount the same in both cities.

Candidates at a table
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When it comes to financial incentives for developers, candidates for Normal Town Council say who receives incentives is just as important as how much they receive.

Vasu speaks to council
Breanna Grow / WGLT

Vasu Gadhiraju knows when she says “affordable housing,” many people think about low-income housing.

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.

Farnsworth Group

The Normal Town Council granted developer Bush Construction several variances on preliminary design plans for the Trail East building on Uptown Circle.

Pam Reece
Emma Shores / WGLT

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

Chairs and a table inside the new Colene Hoose addition
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Unit 5 board members joined Normal Town Council members for a tour of the new addition at Colene Hoose Elementary School on Tuesday night.

Woman speaks to Normal council
Breanna Grow / WGLT

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.

architects rendering of the Trail East five story building
Town of Normal

If the Town of Normal has to move a brick wall containing a mural in Uptown, it might charge the former tenants of an art co-op for the cost of the move.

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One Normal Town Council candidate said he is looking forward to future development projects in Normal, including an updated library.

Chris Koos at a meeting
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Normal’s mayor and council members will see higher salaries beginning in 2021.

The council voted Monday night to raise the mayor’s salary from $18,000 to $32,000, and to raise council members’ salaries from $4,800 to $6,800.

Normal Town Council
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Normal Town Council members will decide Monday whether to boost the pay for the mayor and town council starting in 2021.

Chemberly during a meeting
Cindy Le / WGLT

The Town of Normal has a new plan in place to get more residents’ input on Community Development Block Grant spending.

Alex speaks
Cindy Le / WGLT

An Illinois State University student is running for Normal Town Council.

Junior marketing major Alex Campbell announced his candidacy to a crowd of students in an ISU classroom Monday night.

Stan Nord
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A storage company owner says he was compelled to run for Normal Town Council because the town is spending too much on Uptown - at the expense of other businesses.

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