Posted on: January 5, 2012

Get Emergency Alerts and Texts from NFD

Did you know you can get information on the go from NFD? Text "Follow NormalFire" to 40404 and get emergency alerts, traffic advisories and other information straight to your cell phone!

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Six Week Film School

Photo of film Murder, My Sweet

The Normal Theater is pleased to present the Six Week Film School, a series dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation for films of a specific genre or filmmaker.

The series begins this fall with FILM NOIR: VISUAL STYLE AND FORTUNE. William Th...Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Haunted Trail

Picture of the Haunted Trail

Come out to the Haunted Trail and get spooked! The Not Scary Trail will take place Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Scary Trail will take place Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 from 6:30-9:00 pm.

The haunt...Read on . . .

View more details on the Haunted Trail.
Posted on: September 26, 2016

Uptown Treat Feast

Picture of family at Treat Feast

Grab your scary ghosts and ghouls and head to Uptown for Treat Feast. This FREE event is happening on Thursday, October 27 from 5:00-6:30 pm. The streets will be closed for a night of trick-or-treating. Uptown shops will supply the candy and Uptown Par...Read on...

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

New Activity Guide

Picture of Parks and Rec Program Guide

The fall/winter/spring activity guide is available now! Check out all of our activities and events to keep you active and playful throughout the year.

View activity guide.

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Weather Updates

In case of inclement weather, please call the Rec-Line at 309-433-3434 for updates and cancellations.

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Winter Sports Trips

Join us as we travel to Chicago for exciting Basketball and Hockey action this winter!

Flyer {PDF}
Posted on: September 14, 2016

Haunted Trail

Haunting begins October 20,21 & 22, 6-8 pm for Not Scary Trail. Scary Trail is October
28 & 29, 6:30-9 pm.

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Uptown Normal TREAT FEAST

Thursday, October 27th, 5-6:30 pm. Visit shops from corner of North St. and Fell to the corner of E. Beaufort St. and Linden.

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Dress-Up Movie

Come dressed up as your favorite character or bring your favorite prop from the show. Before the movie begins, audience members will be encouraged to come up on stage and show off their outfits and props. Each attendee under the age of 10 will receive a s...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Adult Basketball League Registration Begins October 10

Registration for adult basketball leagues begins Monday, October 10 in the Normal Parks & Recreation Office at 100 E. Phoenix Avenue. The season runs November 7-March 8 with 10 regular season and two post-season games. Leagues are offered on Monday ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

Adult Drop-In Basketball begins November 3rd

Stay active this winter by participating in open gym pick up games. Just $2 per evening.

Drop-in Basketball Schedule
Posted on: September 21, 2016

New Parks & Recreation Director Appointed

Douglas Damery, current director of Washington Park District will begin as Director or Normal Parks and Rec on November 1st.

News Release
Posted on: September 21, 2016

Safe Sitter Class

Register now for January 15th class, 9 am-4 pm, Lincoln Leisure Center, 1206 S. Lee Rm. 106, Bloomington.

Flyer {PDF}
Posted on: October 12, 2015

NEW!!! Circus Experience Birthday Parties hosted by Cirquemania, Inc.

Let Cirquemania host your party at the Normal Community Activity Center. Children 5 years and older will enjoy experiencing the fun of aerial silks, rola-bola, tight wire, juggling, hula-hooping, clown noses and makeup, games, hamster ball races and a ci...Read on...


Posted on: October 14, 2016

Town of Normal Trick-or-Treat Hours

The Town of Normal trick-or-treat hours are from 5pm to 8pm on October 31. Please respect these hours for hoarding your candy! Also, keep in mind if the porch light is not on, that house does not wish to have trick-or-treaters.

Posted on: October 14, 2016

Scary Clown Costumes

If you choose to dress in the "Scary Clown" costume and use the costume to "alarm or disturb" someone during routine activity (not Halloween), you can be arrested for Disorderly Conduct.

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Bicycle Friendly Community

Bicycle Friendly Community Bronze Level Designation Badge

The Town of Normal was recognized in November 2014 by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community, joining more than 325 visionary communities from across the country. The designation is valid for four years (Summer 2018...Read More . . .

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Ecology Action Center

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The Ecology Action Center is a not-for-profit environmental agency with a mission to inspire and assist residents of McLean County, Illinois in creating, strengthening and preserving a healthy environment. The EAC acts as a central resource for environme...Read More . . .

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Connect Transit

Connect Transit Logo

Beginning with horse-drawn coaches and progressing through today’s modern buses, there is a long tradition of public transportation in Bloomington-Normal dating back to the 1800s. However, it was not until the private National City Lines bus company left ...Read More . . .

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Watch a Live Council Meeting

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Council meetings are streamed live on YouTube.

Watch live . . .

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Town Council Listens to ISU Students

Town Councilman Jeff Fritzen speaks with an ISU student during the Town ISU Meet and Greet

On Monday, October 17, 2016, more than 50 Illinois State University students casually mingled with members of the Normal Town Council and Town staff. The fourth annual Town/ISU Meet & Greet gave students an opportunity to voice their concerns and opin...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Uptown Normal's Treat Feast

Bring your spooky, scary little ones to Uptown on Thursday, October 27th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm as we shut down the streets in Uptown and businesses open their doors for an evening of safe and fun trick or treating.

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Museum to Host Potterpalooza - October 21

The Children's Discovery Museum invites adults (21+) to an unforgettable evening of witchcraft and wizardry. Get sorted into your house and take part in activities from your favorite Hogwarts classes like Divination, Herbology, and Potions.

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

September Newsline

Stay up to date with what's happening in Normal by reading the most recent Newsline. Normal residents will receive a copy in their mailboxes.

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

Congratulations to Mandava Rao, Normal's 2016 Citizen of the Year!

Mandava Rao has been named Normal’s 2016 Citizen of the Year. Mayor Chris Koos made the announcement during the Town’s annual Appreciation Reception on Thursday, July 21, at the I.S.U. Hancock Stadium Club in Normal, Illinois.

Mandava is a founding mem...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2016

West Beaufort Lane Closure

Due to construction of One Uptown on the Circle, the westbound lane of W. Beaufort Street will be closed beginning Monday, October 24 to all traffic from Uptown Circle to the ingress/egress of the Uptown Station parking deck. The closure is anticipated t...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

High Speed Rail Road Closures - Updated 10/19/16

UPDATED October 19, 2016

Normal, IL – The Town of Normal received a revised schedule of road closures related to the Illinois High Speed Rail project.

The closures are required to complete the work on the railroad tracks and to replace the roadway...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2016

Virginia Avenue Road Closure

Virginia Avenue between University Street and Fell Avenue will be closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday, October 18, 2016 for the second stage of the Virginia Avenue reconstruction project. Franklin Avenue will be closed at the Franklin Avenue/Virgi...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2016

Constitution Trail Closure

Constitution Trail, specifically along Northtown Road between Linden St. and Towanda Ave. is closed to all traffic until further notice for sanitary sewer force main construction.

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Interactive Map of Road Closures

View interactive map of all Town of Normal Road Closures. See below posts for additional road closure information.

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Posted on: March 9, 2016

Press Release from the Ilinois Department of Transportation

Please click on the link to view this press release.

IDOT Press Release - US 51/Main St.