Streets closed for ISU homecoming

NORMAL – Illinois State University’s Homecoming 5K and parade will be Saturday. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. at the Student Recreation Center. The course includes College Avenue, University Street and North Street.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the intersection of University Street and College Avenue and ends on School Street just south of Locust Avenue. There will be extensive street closures on the parade route, including the majority of Uptown Normal. Streets will be closed at 6 a.m., and will reopen as safety permits.

Access to the College Avenue Parking deck will be via Mulberry Street. Access to Uptown Station will be via West Beaufort Street.

Connect Transit plans open house

NORMAL — Connect Transit will host an open house for new General Manager Isaac Thorne from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in the multi-purpose room at Uptown Station, Normal.

Thorne joined the Connect Transit staff in 2007 as a dispatcher and was named chief operating officer in 2014, He was appointed the interim general manager in March.

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