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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Dehumidifier Recall Expanded - 1.6 Million More Units Recalled for Fire Risk

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NORMAL – With the heat and humidity skyrocketing this week, dehumidifiers and air conditioners are working hard to keep homes cool and dry, but a recently expanded dehumidifier recall raises serious concerns for fire risk in our community.

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Knox Box Key Lockboxes Give Us Emergency Access

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The Normal Fire Department participates in the Knox Box program for commercial and residential needs.   In times of fire alarms or other emergencies, firefighters and paramedics can use the secured keys on the apparatus to unlock the Knox Box and...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Plan Your Escape from a Fire

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A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk throu...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Two Million More Dehumidifiers Recalled for Fire Hazard – Check Yours Now

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NORMAL  –  A recently issued consumer safety recall involving more than 2 million dehumidifiers under numerous brand names is causing serious concerns that they will start fires in homes across the country.    ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Move to the Right for Sirens and Lights!

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When being approached by an emergency vehicle using audible and visual signals (lights and sirens), Illinois law requires motorists to immediately pull to the right side of the road and allow the emergency vehicle to pass. A complete stop may sometimes be...

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

Council approves a design-build contract for construction of Fire Station #2

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The Council approved a design-build contract with Farnsworth and CORE Construction for Fire Station #2.

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Posted on: August 22, 2023

Public Art Working Group Convenes in Normal

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Normal, Ill. – Aug. 21, 2023 – The Town of Normal convened a new working group to inform and expand the Town’s public art activities. Appointed by Mayor Chris Koos, the diverse, 20-member body comprises working artists, educators, arts patrons, students, ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

Vernon Avenue Improvements

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As part of a complete streets review process, the Town of Normal plans to re-envision the design of Vernon Avenue from West Beaufort Street to Towanda Avenue.

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Normal Summer Theatre to present The SpongeBob Musical

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High School Summer Theatre Program to Present “The SpongeBob Musical”; 

Auditions Set for Feb. 29-March 1

Normal, Ill. – Feb. 8, 2024 – Normal’s High School Summer Theatre Program returns to the Con...

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Posted on: August 21, 2023

Public Art Working Group Convenes in Normal

Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's home memorial sculpture at One Normal Plaza

Normal, Ill. – Aug. 21, 2023 – The Town of Normal convened a new working group to inform and expand the Town’s public art activities. Appointed by Mayor Chris Koos, the diverse, 20-member body comprises working artists, educa...

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Sharin' of the Green Parade set for March 16

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Sharin’ of the Green Parade Returns March 16 

Normal, Ill. – Feb. 9, 2024 –The 2024 Sharin’ of the Green Parade is set for 1- 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16 in Uptown Normal. This annual St. Patrick’s D...

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Normal invites community feedback on Vision 2050/Sustainability Plan

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Normal, Ill. – Feb. 9, 2023 – The Town of Normal announced ways the community can provide input on quality-of-life initiatives that create a sustainable and vibrant community. The feedback will help develop the Town’s Vision ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Normal Awarded Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community

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Normal, Ill. – Feb. 2, 2024 – Today, the League of American Bicyclists honored the efforts of the Town of Normal to build better places for people to bike with a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award. 

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Harris named to National Black Caucus

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NORMAL, Ill. – Jan. 4, 2024 – Councilmember Chemberly Harris, Town of Normal, Illinois, has been elected as a 2024 Regional Director of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Collaboration gives new life to vacant house, makes homeownership possible

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Normal, Ill. – Dec. 15, 2023 – The Town of Normal and YouthBuild McLean County collaborated to rehabilitate a previously vacant home on Glenn Avenue and made homeownership possible for a first-time buyer. 

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Normal secured more than $5.3 million in grants in 2023

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Normal, Ill.– Dec. 13, 2023 – Town of Normal residents benefit from 2023 grant awards totaling $5,375,429 to make infrastructure improvements and advances in safety, contribute to relocating and building a new fire station, replace a m...

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

Normal introduces new payment system for Uptown Normal parking decks

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The Town urges people to download the app

Normal, Ill. - Dec. 6, 2023 - The Town of Normal announces plans to implement a new, easy-to-use mobile payment application for parking Jan. 2, 2024, in Uptown Normal parking decks. 

The new system, which f...

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Roger Schmidgall named Citizen of the Year in Normal

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Normal, Ill. – Aug. 8, 2023 – Mayor Chris Koos announced Roger Schmidgall as the Town of Normal’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at the Town’s annual Appreciation Reception Wednesday. 

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Lane Closure Notice- W. College Ave.

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Normal, IL – February 23, 2024 – Beginning at 7:00 a.m., on Monday, February 26, there will be a lane closure in the eastbound right lane on W. College Ave

Normal, IL – February 23, 2024 – Beginning at 7:00 a.m., on Monday, February 26, there will be a lane closure in the eastbound right lane on W. College Ave. between Highpoint and Eastview Dr. for sewer lining. Drivers are urged to use ...

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