Winter weather is here. Parking bans are put in place when snowplow crews need to clear the streets. Know the policy on parking bans and avoid getting a ticket.
Town of Normal
The Public Works Department often issues parking bans when two or more inches of snow have accumulated. When a parking ban is issued:
When a parking ban is in effect, information is distributed to:
Where to park
If you do not have a driveway or garage, you may park for free in the parking lots of the Town's parks, including but not limited to:
City of Bloomington
The Director of Public works issues snow bans between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on any day of the week. Residents have four hours from the announcement of the ban to remove vehicles from snow routes and the downtown district.
Parking bans are announced in the following ways:
Where to park
Parking ban areas are marked throughout the City. If you live in an area that has issued a ban and have limited off-street parking, you are encouraged to utilize space in City parking decks.
See more information on downtown parking availability.
Have your taxes filed confidentially, fast and free by trained volunteers from the Bloomington-Normal VITA Foundation.
File at Heartland Community College
Place: Workforce Development Center
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
No appointment necessary. Services offered on a first come, first served basis through April 15.
Services are free to:
What to bring
Bring the following documents with you:
More information and service locations can be found at bnfreetaxservices.org.
The Normal Readiness Center on the Heartland Community College campus is officially open.
Dedication of the center took place at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, December 14.
The 56,000 square-foot facility houses the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of the Illinois Army National Guard. The brigade includes search and extraction teams, chemical, nuclear and biological decontamination units, military police, firefighters and communications units. Twenty-two full-time and approximately 200 part-time service members will work out of the Readiness Center.
The center broke ground in March of 2013 and is a public-public partnership between the Illinois Army National Guard and Heartland Community College. The location was ideal for the guard because of easy access to major interstates and an airport.
Heartland will share 18,000 square feet of the facility with the guard. HCC will use the space during the week for law enforcement training, traffic safety school, truck driver training, first-responder training and continuing education classes.
In a news release, Heartland President Rob Widmer describes the partnership as a win-win. “The readiness center is a great addition to campus," he said. "This ... partnership affords the college use of additional classrooms and parking for students and provides the Army National Guard the opportunity to access existing campus classroom, meeting and fitness resources.”
Portions of this story courtesy of The Pantagraph.