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Council Approves Issuing Bonds For Hotel And Fire Station Projects
At the Monday, Oct. 6  meeting, Normal Town Council members unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing issuance of Series 2014 bonds for use to fund two projects – to make the Town’s contribution to the One Uptown Circle Hotel Development Project; and to the construction of a new fire station.
The Town intends to issue $10 million in General Obligation bonds for these projects, contributing its agreed-upon share with the hotel developer, Chicago-based Tartan Realty and Campus Acquisitions of a $5.1 million grant for the construction of the seven-story, 114-room Hyatt Place Hotel. The total cost of the project, which also includes six-story, 34-unit residential tower with ground floor retail and mixed-use office space in addition to the hotel is $32 million. Town Staff projections indicated last March there should be enough revenue from the new hotel and shops to cover the Town’s initial investment in the project on a $5.1 million General Obligation Bond issue over a term of 25 years.
The remainder of the $10 million bond – totaling $4.9 million – would go toward the construction of a new central fire station. The Town estimates the total cost of the new station at $7.5 million, and would replace NFD Station #2, located on the corner of North Adelaide St. and Gregory St. That fire station was in the most need of attention, according to a Town Staff report to Council members in July.
The Bonds would be issued at a fixed rate of 20 years with flexibility to extend the period to 25 years should the need arise for the Town. The bonds will be sold in the next few weeks, a Town Staff report to Council explained, with the bond closing targeted to happen on Nov. 20.
Primate Possession Ordinance Passes: Council members unanimously approved an ordinance regulating possession of primates within the Town of Normal. The ordinance is modeled after an ordinance drawn up by the State of Illinois. The State makes it a criminal offense to own or possess a monkey or other primate in most cases. Using the Town’s home rule authority, Normal’s ordinance regulates primate ownership and possession in a more restrictive manner than what the State prohibits.
Illinois prohibits private ownership of primates with the exception of if the animal has been owned prior to Jan. 1, 2011 and is registered by its owner with the local animal control officer; and if it is a capuchin service monkey which has been trained by a 503(c)(3) organization.
Normal generally adapts the State regulation but has three differences: Requiring that the owned animals be kept away from having contact with the general public, thus reducing the chance of persons being exposed to disease; Does not allow monkeys to be used as service animals because the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as valid service animals; And requires the animal be registered by the owner with the Town on an annual basis, as opposed to the State’s one-time registration requirement if the animal were to have been owned before Jan. 1, 2011. Such registration keeps the Town updated regularly and is a precaution against fraud.
Town Agrees To Contribute To Heartland CC Endowed Scholarship: Council members unanimously approved a resolution executing an agreement with the Heartland Community College Foundation on the creation of a Town of Normal Endowed Scholarship. the Town would give HCC’s Foundation $10,000 annually for five years. One $1,000 prize would be given to a local resident attending HCC would would be among the applicants for the scholarship beginning in 2017, and two selected scholarship applicants selected in 2018 would each receive $1,000 each, to begin the scholarship program.
City Manager Mark Peterson told Council members the Town will have no other involvement with the scholarship program beyond providing the donation money. He added he didn’t believe the Town’s participation would go beyond that.
Malliet Appointed To Children’s Discovery Museum Foundation Board: Council members unanimously approved the appointment of Steve Malliet to serve on the Children’s Discovery Museum Foundation Board of Directors. Malliet, general manager of the Normal CornBelters baseball team, has also been serving on the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and been active in Rotary since relocating to the community six years ago. Malliet and his wife, Pam, have two teenage children. Malliet is filling a seat vacated when Tammy Monk elected not to be reappointed for another term. He will serve a term which will expire on June 20, 2017. A vacant seat on the CDM Foundation Board of Directors still remains to be filled.
Liquor Commission Grants License To 707 Liquors For 3rd Store:  Council members, meeting in their capacity as Normal Local Liquor Commission, unanimously approved a liquor license be granted to GND13, Inc., doing business as 707 Liquors & Mart #3, 108 N. Linden St. GND13, Inc. has other two locations, both in Normal, on Main St. and on Beaufort Ave.
Omnibus Agenda Items Approved: Omnibus agenda items approved by the Council included:
• Approval of minutes of the Regular Council meeting held July 21, 2014.
• Approval of Town of Normal expenditures for payment as of July 30, 2014.
• A motion to accept the low bid and to authorize Town Staff to enter into an agreement with Trenton, Ill.-based Barton Electric in the amount of $188,987 for the Shepard Park Ball Diamond Lighting Project, and to approve a budget adjustment in the amount of $58,987.
• A motion to approve a semi-annual salary schedule adjustment for classified employees and an associated budget adjustment.
• A resolution to accept bids for the FY 2014-15 miscellaneous sidewalk improvements – 50/50 sidewalk and ADA Sidewalk Ramps Project and award a contract to Bloomington-based J. G. Stewart Contractors, Inc. in the amount of $174,365.50; and approval of a corresponding budget amendment transferring $21,400 from Line Item#001-7220-431.27-90 (Curbs) to Item#001-7220-431.27-70 (Sidewalks) to fully fund the contract.
• A resolution to waive the formal bidding process and accept quotes totaling $49,411.78 from Dell for the purchase of computer equipment.
•    A resolution waiving the formal bidding process and authorizing the purchase of hardware and software associated with Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) and Mobile Data Solution from San Diego, Calif.-based Tritech Software Systems in the amount of $128,547.60.
• A resolution authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental agreement for police mutual aid with the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS).
• A resolution authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental agreement between the Town of Normal, City of Bloomington, and McLean County for the 2014 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant.
• A resolution authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental agreement with Illinois State University pertaining to fire protection service.
• A resolution authorizing the execution of an agreement with Naperville-based Hitchcock Design Group for the update of the Master Plan for the Normal Parks and Recreation Department in an amount not to exceed $65,000.
• A resolution authorizing the release of executive session minutes from meetings held Jan. 3, 2012; Jan. 7 and 22, June 3, and Aug. 19, 2013; and March 17, 2014.
•  An ordinance establishing parking restrictions on Osage St.

McLean County Board Report
Enterprize Zone expanded in downtown Bloomington
Matt Sorensen, Chairman
Recording Secretary:  Judith A. LaCasse

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HCE to study cooking with fresh vegetables during HCE Month
McLean County Association for Home and Community Education groups will be learning about “cooking with fresh vegetables” during their October meetings. The Fact Find is on the sunflower. October is HCE Month in McLean County and units are doing special activities to promote HCE. Programs and workshops- Oct 13, 1-4p, Dump Cooking, RSVP/Fee by Oct 9, Edna, 309-662-5520; Oct 14, 9a-12n, Card Making workshop, Barb, 309-242-6187; Oct 16, 6-9p, International Study of Germany, Karen,309-828-9559; Oct 20: 9a-12n-Comfort Quilts, Eileen, 309-533-1135; 1-4pm-hats, scarves & gloves for children workshop, Barb, 309-242-6187; Oct 27, 1-3p, Joe Sibley will present free program, “Buzz on Bees,” Joann, 309-310-9205.
All programs are held at Evergreen FS Auditorium, 402 N. Hershey Rd,  Bloomington. Public is welcome at all meetings. Units will meet as follows:
 Eastsiders: 9 a.m. Oct 3, 9:00 am, Extension Auditorium; program, Anna Marie Chrisman; fact find, Joann Hart; hostesses: Marlene Brown, Sandra Graning, Joan Brucker, Delilah Finnegan; 309 378-4440
 Normal: 9:15 a.m. Oct 6; Evergreen Place, Gregory & Adelaide, Normal.; program and fact find, Bette Ohlenkamp; 309 662 5173.
 Downs: 9:30 a.m. Oct 7, Downs United Methodist Church; meeting followed by lunch; program, Sharon Roggy; hostesses, Barb Anderson, Sharon Roggy; 309 962 2121
 Dale: 9:30 a.m. Oct 8; Busy Corners Restaurant, Goodfield; meeting followed by lunch; program, Candy Rogers; 309- 829 8975.
 Dry Grove: 9:30 a.m. Oct 11; Denney’s in Normal; breakfast followed by meeting; program, Mildred Ferguson; 309 963 5552.
 Money Creek: 11:30 a.m. Oct 13; Lexington Community Center; bag lunch followed by meeting; 309-365-4681.
 Towanda: 7 p.m. Oct 13; Towanda Community Building; program, Joyce Theobald; fact find, Leatha Poshard; hostesses, Dorothy Jones, Debbie Kinsella; 309 663-4796
 Night Owls: 7 p.m., Oct 15;  United Church of Heyworth, 302 E. Main, Heyworth; hostesses, Cheryl Gebhardt, Carol Hanafin; 309 275-6723.
 Lexington: 10 a.m. Oct 20, home of Dorothy Myers; bag lunch to follow meeting; program, Mary Lou Schuler; hostess, Alice Wick; 309 365-8055.

NPR’s On Point host and B-N native Tom Ashbrook to speak November 7
WGLT brings Tom Ashbrook to the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington on Friday November 7. Radio Faces includes a meet-and-greet cocktail party, followed by a sit-down dinner and Ashbrook’s multi-media presentation. He will discuss his experiences sharing conversation with some of the most significant newsmakers of the day, with ample time for audience questions.
Ashbrook grew up on a farm in the Bloomington/Normal area. After graduating from Yale and before finding his true calling as a journalist, he spent time as a surveyor/dynamiter in Alaska’s oil fields. He was a teaching fellow with the Yale-China Association, a Hong Kong television personality, and a producer of Chinese kung fu films.
Award-winning journalist Tom Ashbrook is host and managing editor for On Point, a two hour daily news broadcast where lively conversation covers everything from breaking news to arts and culture, and features writers, politicians, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world.
Airing on GLT 9-11 AM M-F, On Point is now carried by 286 stations nationwide with a weekly audience of 1.5 million. The show is also available through iTunes as a podcast. Recent programs have included a discussion of Obama’s ISIS strategy with Mark Mazzetti, Pulitzer Prize-winning national security correspondent for the New York Times; a live performance from jazz singer Tierney Sutton; and an interview with Martine Rothblatt, the highest paid female executive in America.
Ashbrook worked as a correspondent for South China Morning Post and the Boston Globe. As deputy managing editor for the Globe, he directed coverage of the first Gulf War and the end of the Cold War. He was awarded the Livingston Prize for National Reporting and was a 1996 fellow at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation. Ashbrook chronicled his dip into internet entrepreneurship in his book The Leap: A Memoir of Love and Madness in the Internet Gold Rush, published in 2000.
GLT Radio Faces tickets are: $100 for cocktail reception, full dinner with wine, and presentation; $65 for full dinner with wine, and presentation. Tickets are available only through GLT at 309-438-2255 or Deadline for ticket sales is Friday, Oct 31.
Sponsored by COUNTRY Financial. All proceeds benefit the GLT Equipment Fund.

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Glen Newton:  B-N Loses a Gem

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Quinn’s unpopularity affecting congressional races in Illinois

They Call me Spence
The power of song

Classic Colcalsure
Chicken Coop

Normal Town Council Report
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Council Approves Issuing Bonds For Hotel And Fire Station Projects

Unit 5 School Board Report
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McLean County Board Report

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Capitol Commentary from Senator Bill Brady
Quinn again takes money from downstate to buy votes in Chicago

Subpoenas issued for Neighborhood Recover Initiative investigation

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Annual Coat Drive to Benefit The Salvation Army
The 2014 Salvation Army Coat Drive kicked off on Wednesday, October 1st.  The Salvation Army will also be collecting coats and winter accessories (hates, gloves scarves etc.) for all ages, beginning October 1 and continuing through mid-January.  Coat collection locations include:
The Salvation Army, 611 West Washington Street, Bloomington, IL
Midwest Fiber, 422 South White Oak Road, Normal, IL
OSF St Joseph Medical Center, main entrance off of Washington Street, the Pharmacy entrance and Birthing Center Lobby at the main complex. 
Center for Health on Fort Jesse in Normal, IL
Walgreens has also partnered with The Salvation Army and will be accepting Coat, Hat and Glove donations at their Bloomington Normal Walgreens locations beginning October 1 through October 31.
The distribution of these items will be at The Salvation Army Community Center located at 611 West Washington Street, Bloomington.  Distribution dates and times are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon beginning Oct 1 and ending January 31.  To receive a coat, you must bring a Photo ID, Social Security Card(s) for anyone receiving a coat and a current piece of mail.

IWU School of Music to Celebrate 150th Anniversary
Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Music will celebrate its 150th anniversary with special public concerts and performances Oct. 17-19 during Homecoming weekend.
Green Carpet Gala Concert, Oct. 17 - A Green Carpet Gala Concert on Oct. 17 will feature many of the School of Music’s ensembles and performances by alumni award winners Kyle Pfortmiller ’92 and Sean Parsons ’01. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St., and will conclude with a performance of the “1812 Overture.”
Pfortmiller has appeared with numerous opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Florida Grand Opera, Tulsa Opera, Forth Worth Opera and Opera Saratoga. His repertoire includes the title roles in Don Giovanni and Il barbiere di Siviglia, as well as Valentin in Faust, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus and Papageno in The Magic Flute.
Titan Pep Band Alumni Reunion, Oct. 18 - Several hundred alumni from across the nation are expected to take part in the Titan Pep Bank Alumni Reunion performance Oct. 18 between 8:30 and 11 a.m. on the Eckley Quadrangle. Under the direction of Ed Risinger, alumni will join current Pep Band members in what organizers are calling the “biggest and loudest Titan Pep Band in 150 years.”
Hands-On Opportunity with Balinese Gamelan instruments, Oct. 18 - All friends of Illinois Wesleyan are invited to try out the University’s Balinese Gamelan instruments. Gamelan is an ensemble of instruments from Indonesia, with each instrument built and tuned for playing in a specific ensemble. No experience is necessary to try the instruments, which will be available Oct. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. on the Eckley Quadrangle. In case of inclement weather, the event will be in Presser Hall, Room 308.
Collegiate Choir Reunion Performance, Oct. 19 - Under the direction of Professor Scott Ferguson, Collegiate Choir alumni will join the current Collegiate Choir of approximately 50 voices on Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. The Collegiate Choir performance occurs as part of the traditional Homecoming All-Campus Service in Evelyn Chapel.
Camerata Orchestra and Chamber Music Reunion Concert, Oct. 19   - A Camerata Orchestra and Chamber Music Reunion Concert will be presented Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. in Presser Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium. Associate Professor of Violin and Viola Vadim Mazo has invited alumni from across the country to join him for the concert. Mazo founded and directed the Illinois Wesleyan Camerata, an ensemble that performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
The earliest music instruction of record at Illinois Wesleyan took place during the 1863-64 academic year under the direction of Professor Harvey C. DeMotte, who later became vice president of the University. Historical records indicate that within a decade the University “boasted advantages in musical culture equal to those offered by the best institutions in the land.”

Greater McLean County College Night Oct. 14
Students and parents can meet with representatives from nearly 100 colleges and universities at the Greater McLean County College Night event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Bone Student Center Brown Ballroom at Illinois State University. The event is free and open to the public.
An optional financial aid overview session will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Bone Student Center Old Main Room.
The Greater McLean County College Night is presented by the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling in cooperation with Illinois State University and Heartland Community College.

Author to talk at Bloomington Library Oct. 12 about Kennedy family’s love of a small sailboat

The author of a new book about the Kennedy family’s extraordinary relationship with a small sailboat and the sea will discuss his work in a free talk at the Bloomington Public Library on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m., with refreshments following.  
“Victura: the Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea,” by James W. Graham, was released in April by ForeEdge, an imprint of the University Press of New England.  Graham’s book was featured in September on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Chapter A Day®,” a lunchtime tradition since 1927, read nearly in full in installments and broadcast over 28 stations.
Graham’s talk in Bloomington is being hosted by the Mid-Illini Sail and Power Squadron, an educational organization that offers boating safety and advanced courses on related topics as well as regular socials, cruises, and rendezvous outings for the enjoyment of members and their friends.
Chicago Book Review called Graham’s book, “A compelling story that is at times exciting, heartbreaking and fascinating ... Politics, history, sports — there’s something for just about anyone in these pages, whether those already steeped in Kennedy lore or those coming to the family history for the first time ... What Graham has here is a winner — a first-rate effort well worth the read.”
According to the book’s publisher, Victura “charts the progress of America’s signature twentieth century family dynasty, in a narrative both stunningly original and deeply gripping. This true tale of one small sailboat is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the great story of the Kennedys.”
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Wed., Oct. 15 • 7:00 PM
The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage.

Thur., Oct. 16 • 7:00 PM
In contemporary London, a Cambodian Chinese mother mourns the untimely death of her son. Her world is further disrupted by the presence of a stranger. We observe their difficulties in trying to connect with one another without a common language, as through a translator they begin to piece together memories of a man they both loved.

Fri., Oct. 17 • 7:00 PM
To Be Takei is a look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei. The film offers unprecedented access to the daily life of George and his husband/business partner Brad and chronicles George’s personal journey from Japanese American internment camp to his ground breaking role as Sulu on “Star Trek,” and his rise as an pop culture icon.

Sat., Oct. 18 • 7:00 PM
For Shirin, being part of a perfect Persian family isn’t easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn’t know she’s bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine, can’t understand why she doesn’t tell them. Following a family announcement of her brother’s betrothal to a parentally approved Iranian prize catch, Shirin embarks on a private rebellion involving a series of pansexual escapades..

Sun., Oct. 19 • 7:00 PM
Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at their classroom, new feelings blossom in Leonardo making him question his plans.


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University Galleries opens at Uptown Station location Friday, Oct. 17
The University Galleries at Illinois State University will open to the public in its new location at 11 Uptown Circle on Friday, Oct. 17, with the exhibition Walter Robinson: Paintings and Other Indulgences, a survey of works by the New York-based artist.
A gallery walkthrough with Walter Robinson will begin at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow from 5 to 7 p.m. An 8 p.m. performance by Chicago musician and spoken word performer Marvin Tate will kick off the University Galleries’ New Sounds Uptown concert series. All events are free and open to the public.
The University Galleries has moved from its space in the Center for the Visual Arts to the new 8,370-square-foot facility on the street level of the Uptown Station Parking Deck, located at Beaufort and Broadway Streets in Normal. The new gallery has five art spaces to display work by national and international artists, and by Illinois State students, faculty, and alumni of the School of Art. The gallery space is a partnership between Illinois State and the town of Normal, from whom the space is being leased.
“University Galleries’ move to a dazzling new storefront space in the Uptown Station building holds exciting opportunities for both the University and the Bloomington-Normal community,” said University Galleries Director Barry Blinderman. “With street access, onsite parking and expanded hours for concerts, performances, tours, and other town and University events, we will offer increased opportunities for students, civic engagement for the community, and a wide variety of art experiences for everyone.”
Walter Robinson: Paintings and Other Indulgences will be on display in the University Galleries through Dec. 22. The exhibition is the first museum survey of the prolific New York-based artist’s paintings from 1979 to 2014. The eighty paintings on view provide a broad selection of the artist’s work, including the pulp-novel romance paintings which garnered Robinson critical recognition in the early 1980s, still lifes featuring over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, recent representations of Lands’ End clothing models and many others.

McLean County Units celebrating HCE Month
McLean County Association for Home and Community Education is celebrating HCE Month in October through special programs and unit activities. There are groups called “units” that meet monthly to discuss the main program and also a fact find. Guests and non members are always welcome to attend any of the monthly unit meetings and also the county HCE activities that are available this month.
There will be a card making class on Tuesday, Oct 13, 1-3p.m. where you make greeting cards from scratch or from used cards; contact, Barb, 309-242-6187. We will have an International Study of Germany on Thursday, Oct 16, 6-9 p.m. where Joyce and Bob Bishop will discuss their many travels to Germany. Foods to be tasted include: brats, red cabbage, beer cheese bread, split pea soup, soft pretzels, German potato salad, and thumb print cookies; contact, Karen, 309-829-9559 by Oct 13. There will two workshops on Monday, Oct 20: 9a-12n, HCE Comfort Quilts where we are finishing quilts to be given out McLean County; contact, Eileen, 309-533-1135. 1-4 p.m., Hats, scarves & gloves where we are knitting, crocheting or sewing up these items; contact Barb, 309-242-6187.  On Oct 27, 1-3 p.m. there will be a program on Buzz on Bees by Joe Sibley, contact Joann, 309-310-9205.  All these programs are free and open to the public and held at FS Evergreen Building, 402 N Hershey Rd, Bloomington.
The Units are busy in the county also. To promote HCE in their “communities” the following units will be represented:
Dale, Dry Grove, Downs, Night Owls and Towanda are taking cookies and other goodies to their elevators and in other surrounding elevators. Many units have displays in their local libraries or posting flyers in the community.
Home and Community Education (HCE) is an excellent way to have continuing education in all aspects of life and have an exchange of ideas in the process. Find out what we have to offer to make our lives and the lives of our families, friends and the communities throughout the world a better place and help people to become more knowledgeable about many timely topics.
Contact McLean County 2nd Vice Chairman for more information about Home and Community Education: Cindy Kelley, 663-4796 or Jeanie Wager, 309-728-2852.

Public Invited to Tour New Normal Dialysis Facility Oct. 16

Fresenius Medical Care North America invites the community to attend a kidney-health event with free kidney disease risk-assessment screenings on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 3 to 6 p.m. at its new dialysis clinic located at 1531 E. College Ave. in Normal. The facility enables Fresenius Medical Care’s local team of expert medical professionals to better serve McLean County’s growing dialysis community.
• Free kidney disease risk-assessment screenings.
• Light refreshments.
• Ribbon cutting with local dignitaries.
• Nurses and staff available to discuss patient services and the latest dialysis treatment options, including:
• Home dialysis, which can offer patients greater independence, convenience and health benefits.
• Treatment Options Programs (TOPs) coordinators will be on hand to educate at-risk patients and their families about chronic kidney disease and how to choose treatments for kidney failure that best suit their health and lifestyle needs.
Come tour our new facility and see demonstrations of the latest dialysis technology and single-use dialyzers.
This event is free and open to the public.


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