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Illinois gets another $186 million for high-speed rail

(The following appeared on the Chicago Tribune website on May 4, 2011.)

CHICAGO — More than $186 million in federal money that Florida turned down for high-speed passenger rail has been awarded to Illinois for improvements on part of the 110 mph corridor between Chicago and St. Louis, officials said Wednesday.

It raises the total to more than $1.4 billion that the Obama administration has awarded Illinois to develop high-speed train service.

The $186.4 million in new money will be used to finance track and signal improvements on the section between Dwight and Joliet, according to an announcement by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk and Gov. Pat Quinn.

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Thursday, May 5, 2011

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