Normal

/nawr"meuhl/, n.
a city in central Illinois. 35,672.

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      town, McLean county, central Illinois, U.S. At the junction of three interstate highways, Normal adjoins Bloomington (south) and is located about 65 miles (105 km) northeast of Springfield. It was founded in the early 1850s at the intersection of the Illinois Central and Chicago and Alton railroads and was initially called North Bloomington (or “The Junction”). In 1857 the Illinois legislature passed a law that called for establishing a normal (teacher-training) school in the locale that offered the best financial arrangement. North Bloomington's citizens and businesses subsequently were successful in raising funds, and attorney Abraham Lincoln (Lincoln, Abraham) drafted a bond to ensure that the town would meet its financial obligations. That year Illinois State Normal University (now Illinois State University) was established, and in 1867 the town was incorporated and renamed Normal. The local economy is based on the university and agriculture. Normal is situated in the state's richest corn (maize) and soybean producing area. Insurance and the manufacture of automobiles and tires are also important. The town is the seat of Heartland Community College (Normal branch opened 2000); there is also a campus (1979) of Lincoln (junior) College. A popular local attraction is the Art Deco theatre, which opened in 1937 and was restored in the 1990s. Inc. 1867. Pop. (2000) town, 45,386; Bloomington-Normal MSA, 150,433; (2006 est.) town, 50,681; Bloomington-Normal MSA, 162,069.

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