26 episodes

Welcome to What’s Normal! This podcast will feature Town of Normal department heads, staff, and community partners who will be giving a behind-the-scenes look at Town functions and operational departments. Do you have topic ideas? Share them with us at podcast@normal.org or 309-433-3426.

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Welcome to What’s Normal! This podcast will feature Town of Normal department heads, staff, and community partners who will be giving a behind-the-scenes look at Town functions and operational departments. Do you have topic ideas? Share them with us at podcast@normal.org or 309-433-3426.

    What's Normal SPECIAL Episode 003 - 2020 Census

    What's Normal SPECIAL Episode 003 - 2020 Census

    Health clinics and hospitals. Emergency response management. Fire departments. Schools and school programs. Housing options. Representation in Congress. Roads and highways.  The census can shape many different aspects of our community!

    Assistant City Manager Eric Hanson and Communication Specialist Rachelle Cantero sit down with What’s Normal host Dan Irvin to discuss the importance of the 2020 Census and why we all need to participate.  #McLeanCountyCounts!!

    • 6 min
    What's Normal Episode 023 - Clerk's Office

    What's Normal Episode 023 - Clerk's Office

    The Clerk’s Office maintains Town records that go back to the 1800s, and this department is at the forefront of preserving the Town’s history.

    Town Clerk Angie Huonker joins host Dan Irvin in the What’s Normal podcast studio to the discuss all the functions she and her team perform.  Take a listen and learn about FOIA and the redaction process, going paperless, and is it true that you can’t make faces at a dog??

    • 17 min
    What's Normal Episode 022 - Facilities Management

    What's Normal Episode 022 - Facilities Management

    What is Facilities Management?  It’s the glue that holds the whole place together!  It all just falls apart without this team.

    FM Director Mark Clinch sits down with What’s Normal host Dan Irvin to chat about the duties of the facilities management department, how he found himself at the Town of Normal, and his internship at a super max prison!

    • 16 min
    What's Normal Episode 021 - Human Resources

    What's Normal Episode 021 - Human Resources

    When it comes to upward mobility, Human Resources Director Jenny Keigher considers herself a case study!  She started at the Town as an intern and took advantage of numerous opportunities that led her to this director position.

    She joins What’s Normal host Dan Irvin to chat about the Town’s Human Resources department, her team, their functions, and how they serve the Town’s workforce. 

    • 18 min
    What's Normal Episode 020 - Planning Commission

    What's Normal Episode 020 - Planning Commission

    Can you run a manufacturing business from your home?  The answer is…

    Town Planner Mercy Davison joins What’s Normal podcast host Dan Irvin to chat about the Planning Commission which consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor and Council. Mercy discusses the commission’s main duties, zoning, and answers the question above!

    • 12 min
    What's Normal Episode 019 - Sprague's Super Service

    What's Normal Episode 019 - Sprague's Super Service

    “I bought my wedding dress here!"  That's something you don't hear often at a gas station. 


    Terri Ryburn joins What’s Normal podcast host Dan Irvin to discuss Sprague’s Super Service.  This Route 66 hot spot is known for being a traveler’s oasis, but at one point in time, prom and wedding dresses were sold there as well!

    Do you have topic ideas?  Send them to podcast@normal.org or leave a message at 309-433-3426.

    • 16 min

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