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Chris Koos watches results
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Normal Mayor Chris Koos offered a rebuttal to council member Stan Nord’s view of council involvement in appointments to boards and commissions during a WGLT interview Tuesday.

While Normal residents will start seeing higher utility bills next month, a planned water rate increase has been delayed another three months.

After narrowly adopting an amendment proposed by Karyn Smith, the town council voted unanimously Monday night in favor of an ordinance implementing the previously approved water, sewer and waste collection fees. Smith’s amendment pushed the water fee increase to Oct. 1, while the other fee hikes will take effect July 1.

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The new owners of two video gambling businesses in Normal will need to apply for new liquor licenses after the town revoked the current permits.

Storage containers
Eric Stock / WGLT

Normal Town Council member Kathleen Lorenz fears one of her colleague’s defiance of zoning regulations has set a “very, very bad precedent.”

Planning Commissioners meet
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Members of the Planning Commission in Normal expressed skepticism of Town Council member Stan Nord even as they unanimously suggested approval for a site plan for his property.

Containers set up at 2012 W. College Ave.
Eric Stock / WGLT

Town of Normal officials contend town council member Stan Nord continues to expand a business on his property in defiance of town zoning rules.

Storage containers
Eric Stock / WGLT

UPDATED 4:30 P.M. | Town of Normal officials confimed Monday the town has receieved a site plan request for development at 2012 W. College Ave.  

City Planner Mercy Davison said the request was submitted on Friday afternoon. She said town staff will review the request and will place it on the town's Planning Commission agenda for March 5. 

Storage containers
Eric Stock / WGLT

Town of Normal staff has asked Town Council Member Stan Nord to halt development on his property in west Normal for a business until the town approves a site plan he has yet to submit.

Normal City Hall
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The head of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce said he disagrees with Normal Town Council member Stan Nord's view that "business and government should not be doing things together."

Town Council meeting
Joe Deacon / WGLT

Normal Town Council member Stan Nord said he believes the town’s membership in the McLean County Chamber of Commerce could produce conflicts of interest.  

Stan Nord
Megan McGowan / WGLT

What happened when 65 Normal residents and town council members sat down to talk about how the town should plan for the next 15 years?

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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.

Kroger
Staff / WGLT

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

Chris Koos
Cindy Le / WGLT

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.

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.

Stan and Chemberly at the dais
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

The unpaid bill at the center of a legal dispute between the Town of Normal and council member Stan Nord has apparently been paid.

Stan and Chemberly at the dais
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

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

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.

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.

Architect presents at a meeting
Breanna Grow / WGLT

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.

Stan Nord in studio
Eric Stock / WGLT

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.