Occasionally, political news releases aren’t particularly newsworthy.
Take one that flashed up on a U.S. Senate website earlier in the week.
Sen. Roland Burris’ website reported Wednesday that the Town of Normal will receive about $1.766 million in federal funds for the multimodal transportation center.
“I am pleased that Normal is being awarded this valuable grant.” said Senator Burris. “These funds give a green light to important projects that will not only ensure Normal has an efficient and sustainable transportation facility, but will be integral in creating jobs for Illinoisans.”
Every word in the Senator’s news release is accurate.
Turns out that was funding that Senators Durbin and Obama and Congressmen Johnson and Weller obtained for the Town sometime ago, but had yet to be formally received. If you were an accountant, you would call it a receivable.
Mayor Koos explains on WJBC.
The Town is still hoping to receive much more funding for our incredibly shovel-ready multimodal transportation center. More than 300 construction jobs could be created immediately, if our friends in government choose to fund this project.
State Representative Dan Brady has been working particularly hard on the Town’s behalf. We are grateful for Dan’s support.
When the Illinois General Assembly finally passes a capital bill, we will have a much better idea of where the Town’s request of $20 million stands.