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!

@NormalFire on Twitter

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: July 27, 2016

Japanese Film Festival

Picture of Japanese Film Festival schedule

The Normal Theater is pleased to present a Japanese film festival for all ages. This festival celebrates Japanese culture and is a great tie in to the "Hello from Japan!" exhibit at the Children's Discovery Museum.

Tickets for each film are ...Read More . . .

View festival titles.
Posted on: July 27, 2016

Worldwide Day of Play

Picture of girl hula hooping at Worldwide Day of Play

Join us at the 10th annual Worldwide Day of Play & Uptown Block Party. It's a street-fest full of playful free activities including booths, stage performances, a bike rodeo, touch-a-truck area, and $4 admission to the Children's Discovery Museum.
...Read More . . .

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 More . . .

View more details on the Haunted Trail.

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 14, 2016

Weather Updates

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

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Teens R Normal trip to Six Flags Fright Fest on October 1st

Registration Deadline is September 26th. Teens in 6th thru 12th grades are certain to get spooked at Six Flags Great America in Chicago.

Flyer {PDF}
Posted on: September 8, 2016

Worldwide Day of Play

Kids...Grab your parents and head to Uptown Normal, 11 am-3 pm for a FREE and Very Fun Block Party, Touch-a-Truck and Bike Rodeo!

Flyer
Posted on: July 27, 2016

Connie Link Amphitheatre Concert

September 25 Marc Boon & Old Solo Trio 4:00 pm
September 29 Turas 5:30 pm

Additional Info...
Posted on: September 21, 2016

Safe Sitter Class

Register now for October 15th class, 9 am-4 pm, Community Activity Center.

Flyer {PDF}
Posted on: September 8, 2016

Volunteers needed for the Haunted Trail

Looking for a volunteer opportunity for your organization or family? Join the Parks & Recreation Team and let's Haunt!

Flyer
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.

Flyer
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.

Additional Info...
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...

Flyer
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...

Flyer

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 . . .

Visit Connect-Transit.com.
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 . . .

Visit EcologyActionCenter.org.
Posted on: June 27, 2016

Watch a Live Council Meeting

Round about

Council meetings are streamed live on YouTube.

Watch live . . .

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Town Names New Director of Parks & Rec

Douglas Damery, who is currently the Director of Washington Park District in Washington, Illinois, will become the new Director of the Town of Normal Parks and Recreation Department. Normal City Manager Mark Peterson announced the appointment of Mr. Dame...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

Worldwide Day of Play

The Children’s Discovery Museum has partnered with the YWCA to host Worldwide Day of Play in Bloomington-Normal on September 24. This year’s affair, presented by PNC, will feature an event at the YWCA, an Uptown Block Party with over 40 booths of free ac...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: September 13, 2016

Big Dream at the Normal Theater

As part of a strategic digital alliance with Microsoft, the Town of Normal has announced that a FREE presentation of the feature film Big Dream will be presented at the Normal Theater on Sunday afternoon, October 2.

Big Dream is a documentary that fol...Read on...

View more information on the film.
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.

View the Newsline.
Posted on: August 18, 2016

Transportation Feedback Sought

The McLean County Regional Planning Commission is updating their long-range transportation plan for the Bloomington-Normal Urbanized Area and McLean County. As part of that effort, they’re soliciting opinions and feedback about the current transportation...Read on...

View the survey.
Posted on: August 15, 2016

Connect Transit Launches New Routes

On Monday, August 15, Connect Transit launched an entirely new fixed route bus network in the Twin Cities. The new system includes all updated routes, increased bus frequency and, for the first time ever, Sunday service. The public transportation system u...Read on...

http://www.connect-transit.com
Posted on: August 2, 2016

Digital Literacy Offering for Residents

As part of the Digital Alliance, the Town of Normal and Microsoft are pleased to offer residents access to Microsoft's Digital Literacy Curriculum, a self-paced skill development tool that community members may access to help them prepare to enter or re-e...Read on...

View the curriculum.
Posted on: August 2, 2016

Strategic Alliance with Microsoft

The Town of Normal has announced a strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp., with a focus on digital literacy, entrepreneurship and youth engagement with STEM subjects.

As part of the Digital Alliance, the Town, along with Microsoft, has agreed to supp...Read on...

Digital Alliance Microsoft/Normal August 2, 2016
Posted on: July 28, 2016

Self-Service Electronics Recycling

Self-service electronics recycling drop off, for McLean County residents, is available Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 8 am – Noon and on the first Saturday morning of each month. This is in addition to the regular self-service electronics recycling drop of...Read on...

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: July 27, 2016

Japanese Film Festival

The Normal Theater is pleased to present a Japanese film festival for all ages. This festival celebrates Japanese culture and is a great tie in to the "Hello from Japan!" exhibit at the Children's Discovery Museum.

Tickets for each film are j...Read on...

View the festival titles.
Posted on: July 27, 2016

Sweet Corn Blues Festival

Over 50,000 ears of fresh sweet corn, sidewalk sales, arts, crafts, and flea market vendors await you on the streets of Uptown! Come out and enjoy the fun, food and some of the best blues music around. The festival is held over two days in late August and...Read on...

Visit UptownNormal.com.

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Press Release from the City of Bloomington

Please click on the link to view this press release.

City of Bloomington Press Release
Posted on: September 21, 2016

Constitution Boulevard Road Closure

Northbound Constitution Boulevard from Uptown Circle to Mulberry Street will be closed for the installation of Uptown lighting on Friday, September 23 from 6 am-2 pm. The intersections of Constitution Boulevard & College Avenue and Constitution Boule...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Uptown Block Party & Bike Rodeo and Medici Oktoberfest Street Closures

The Uptown Block Party & Bike Rodeo and the Medici Oktoberfest will take place Saturday, September 24. Please take note of the following street closures:

-East Beaufort Street and the west portion of the Trail East Parking Lot will be signed “NO PA...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 12, 2016

High Speed Rail Road Closures - Updated 9/12/16

UPDATED September 12, 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 roadw...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

Raab Rd. Road Closure

Raab road detour map

UPDATED-8/18/16

Due to very poor subgrade soils and high water levels, this project has required a lot of additional work including redesigning the street. The closure of this street has been extended to late September.

Beginning Tuesday morning,...Read on...

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.

View Map
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.