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NORMAL — The Normal Theater would again be used as a classroom by Illinois State University if the City Council approves an agreement Monday night.

The university would pay the town $27,000 to use the theater from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the spring semester — Jan. 12 through May 2.

The council meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Uptown Station.

ISU and Normal have had agreements for using the theater as a classroom in the past, including spring and fall last year. ISU is in need of additional classroom space while it works on a $1.3 million renovation of Capen Auditorium at Edwards Hall. The work is expected to be completed before the start of the fall semester.

Under the pact, the town will be responsible for routine cleaning and maintenance while the university accepts responsibility for any damage caused during its use. Students will not be allowed to bring in food or drinks except for bottled water.

Brady office space

In other business, the council also will consider renewing an agreement with State Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington, to lease town-owned space at 104 W. North St.

Brady has leased the space for $1 per term since 2012.  Renewal of the lease would extend Brady's use of the property to Jan. 13, 2017. 

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