By: Diane Benjamin
Normal got a $13,000,000 federal grant to build their underpass: https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/feds-release-m-for-rail-underpass-at-normal-s-uptown/article_7ce728cf-0d70-5475-8300-3f0e6b7a703a.html#1
The last I heard the town had requested $16 million, Normal taxpayers were suppose to cough up $7,000,000.
Since Normal only got $13,000,000 – Normal now needs $10,000,000!
Do they have that tucked away in a drawer somewhere (meaning they have been over-taxing you to save up that much).
Are they planning on borrowing more money? Again, last I heard they can’t borrow more without a new revenue stream. What is a revenue stream?
Stay tuned! Maybe Normal planted some money trees. This is going to be fun!
How much did Normal spend to get $13,000,000? How many studies have they done? How much did they pay for Koos to travel back and forth to DC more than once? How much to keep applying for Tiger Grants? (More fingers and toes are needed for that answer)