Durbin Meets with Leaders from McLean County in Washington

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with members of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce to discuss local transportation and economic development priorities. A photo from today’s meeting is available here.


“Last night, the House of Representatives passed a spending bill that slashed funding for critical transportation programs like the TIGER Grant Program. The business and community leaders I met with today from McLean County know firsthand how important that funding is; Normal was the very first community in the entire country to break ground on a project using a grant from the TIGER Program,” Durbin said. “The McLean County Chamber of Commerce serves as an important local voice for the business and community interests of the entire region. I will continue to work with them on efforts to support projects like the Normal multimodal center that create jobs and spur local economic development."


Attendees of today’s meeting include: Charlie Moore, President and CEO of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce; Todd Lowery, Government and Public Affairs at the McLean County Chamber of Commerce; Scott Preston, Councilman for the Town of Normal; and Andy Shirk, General Manager of BeerNuts Inc.