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On October 3, 1984, Illinois State University students protested new Town of Normal liquor ordinances designed to control large off-campus keg parties. Students called the measures draconian, and some took out their frustrations on public and private property in Uptown Normal. Rioters, according to an AP report,

On October 3, 1984, Illinois State University students protested new Town of Normal liquor ordinances designed to control large off-campus keg parties. Students called the measures draconian, and some took out their frustrations on public and private property in Uptown Normal. Rioters, according to an AP report, "disrupted traffic, threw rocks and bottles, broke [a] window in city hall and were eventually dispersed by Normal, Bloomington, McLean County and State police, at time using tear gas."


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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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October 3rd, 2014

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