By: Diane Benjamin
Long before Rivian received major investments, the Town of Normal put deposits down on TWO Rivian vehicles. https://blnnews.com/2018/12/21/merry-christmas-rivian/
Buying one could be considered supporting a Normal business, but why two VERY expensive luxury vehicles?
The Council has not approved purchasing any at this point. We have no idea who would drive them or why. Since production is supposedly happening soon (if not now), look for something before April 30th.
The other thing to watch is the underpass. Normal is sitting on a $13 million grant that will not cover the cost. Something strange happened at the budget meeting last week that might provide the rest of the money Normal needs to proceed with yet another WANT.
Stay tuned, I will be writing about it sometime this week.