Robert Channick

Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Unveils Prototype of Rivian-Built Electric Delivery Van

Amazon Rivian van Amazon

Amazon .com Inc. unveiled a prototype of one of three electric vehicles being developed in partnership with startup EV truck manufacturer Rivian.

Robert Channick | Chicago Tribune
October 9, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Illinois’ Vehicle Manufacturing Future to be Shaped in Three Cities

Rivian plant in Normal, Ill. Amazon has placed an order for 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian. (Rivian)

From electric trucks and startups to international megamergers, the state of the fast-evolving auto industry in Illinois comes down to a tale of three cities: Normal, Belvidere and Chicago.

Robert Channick | Chicago Tribune
January 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, TCA

Nestle to Close Illinois Distribution Facility

Nestle logo on water bottle Rogelio V. Solis/AP

Nestle is closing a frozen food distribution facility in the Chicago suburb of Glendale Heights, Ill., and laying off 121 workers beginning in October.

Robert Channick | Chicago Tribune
September 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

CSX Layoffs Hit Chicago Switching Yard Amid National Cost-Cutting Moves, Union Says

CSX Train Franklin Campbell/Flickr

Railroad giant CSX, which is under fire from regulators for operating changes that have disrupted its freight service nationwide, laid off more than 6o employees this week at its primary Chicago switching yard, according to the workers’ union.

Robert Channick | Chicago Tribune
August 10, 2017

Illinois Greenlights Toll Bridge to Intermodal Facility

CenterPoint Properties

Illinois has given the green light to a new toll bridge linking Interstate 80 to the CenterPoint intermodal facility in Joliet and Elwood.

Robert Channick | Chicago Tribune
July 13, 2016