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Fire Destroys Cars, Car Repair Business

Jun 29, 2017
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A late morning fire at a car repair business in Normal sent black, oily smoke towering into the air. The plumes were visible miles away.

The building was "fully involved" when firefighters arrived at 604 Orlando Avenue. The Normal Fire Department said the incident was escalated to a second alarm and off duty Normal firefighters were called in. A Bloomington Fire Department Rapid Intervention team responded as well. 

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The 2017 GLT Summer Concert is history. We hope you had a great time! We did! Performers include Edward David Anderson's Black Dirt Revival band, Los Texmaniacs, and Thornetta Davis.

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Fire Chief Mick Humer guided the Normal City Council on a tour Monday evening of a new Normal fire station that's still under construction.

This station is located on Main Street between Osage and Dale streets and includes nearly 30,000 square feet. Headquarters will move from the station at College Avenue and Blair Drive and a fire station at the corner of Gregory and Adelaide streets. Seven firefighters, three officers, and one battalion chief will work at the new facility. Amenities such as a training room, kitchen, and workout room will be provided.

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Newly elected and reelected Bloomington aldermen and mayor were officially seated after taking the oath of office, officiated by City Clerk Cherry Lawson. Those sworn in were elected in the April 4 municipal election. 

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Destihl Brewery is nearing completion of its new location at 1200 Greenbriar Drive in Normal, Illinois. The facility includes several miles of custom stainless steel pipe and will have capacity to produce up to 150,000 barrels a year. Its taproom will feature 36 draft beers for sampling. The company also plans to offer tours. The brewery will replace Destihl's current brewing facility on GE Road in Bloomington and opens to the public May 27. 

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The Town of Normal celebrated with the Sharin' of the Green St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 18. The parade is a fundraiser for Easter Seals. Many different organizations and elected officials were represented. And there was a lot of candy, as usual, for the kids. 

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Epiphany Catholic School is dealing with a "huge mess."

Epiphany Principal Mike Lootens said the water from a main break overnight in Normal was gushing up six or seven feet high and then running straight downhill into the school.

Supporters speak at rally
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An estimated crowd of more than 1,000 people marched with bright pink signs Saturday morning through downtown Bloomington in support of Planned Parenthood and women’s health care.

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One of the most beautiful places in Bloomington-Normal during a snowfall is the Constitution Trail. The Trail consists of former converted railroad lines and other designated right of way and totals around 50 noncontiguous miles.  The multi-use path turned 25 years old in 2015. All of the photos in this gallery are from the Connie Link/Allers Shelter area, commonly referred to as the "Y." 

Construction Progress On One Uptown

Jan 20, 2017
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Construction of One Uptown on the circle in Uptown Normal is progressing with workers assembling the steel skeleton. A town official said construction is on schedule. 

The five story building will include Town of Normal offices on the second floor, 21 apartments, and a basement parking garage. A first floor restaurant has yet to be determined. 

The $14 million building could be complete as early as October of 2017.