Wisconsin Department of Transportation leader says Hiawatha service could add two daily round trips without Illinois’ assistance

By Alex Zank, BizTimes, Milwaukee Business News; July 17, 2019 Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said he believes…

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Illinois: With six-month extension, federal funding for Quad-Cities to Chicago rail service preserved

By Thomas Geyer, Quad-City Times; June 21, 2019 With the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Iowa Interstate Railroad continuing…

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Glenview, Illinois trustees approve additional funding for Amtrak Hiawatha line opposition, pushing total to $541,000

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; April 9, 2019 Glenview has allocated another $36,000 from the 2019 budget toward finding…

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Illinois: Will the project to bring passenger rail service in the Quad-Cities ever be on track?

By Sarah Ritter, Quad-City Times; March 15, 2019 The decades-long effort to bring passenger rail service from Chicago to the…

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Wisconsin Governor Evers wants to expand Amtrak’s Milwaukee to Chicago Hiawatha service

By Alex Zank, BizTimes Milwaukee Business News; March 14, 2019 Gov. Tony Evers wants to front the money needed to…

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Wisconsin: Record number ride Amtrak Hiawatha

A press release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation; March 11, 2019: The Milwaukee-Chicago Amtrak Hiawatha Service served an all-time…

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Wisconsin Governor Evers’ Budget Includes $45M To Expand Rail Service Between Milwaukee, Chicago

By Corrinne Hess, Wisconsin Public Radio, NPR; March 8, 2019 Gov. Tony Evers included $45 million in his state budget proposal…

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Glenview, Illinois Trustees Add Additional $105,000 Toward Railroad Fight

By Tom Robb, Journal & Topics; January 16, 2019 Glenview village trustees appropriated an additional $105,000 at Tuesday’s (Jan. 15)…

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Illinois Blocking Amtrak Expansion to Wisconsin

By Jeramey Jannene, Urban Milwaukee; September 12, 2018 Despite the fact that rush hour trains on the Amtrak Hiawatha Service…

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Hiawatha Expansion On Hold Until Local Concerns Addressed: Illinois Department Of Transportation

By Jonah Meadows, Staff, Lake Forest Patch; September 7, 2018 LAKE FOREST, IL — The proposed expansion of Amtrak’s Hiawatha…

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Illinois: No Date Yet for Amtrak Service to the Quad Cities

By Herb Trix, WVIK NPR; July 25, 2018 “Be patient.” That was the message Wednesday from the Illinois Department of…

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Illinois: Continuing Amtrak Hiawatha fight, Glenview to pay for $160,000 train traffic analysis

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; July 10, 2018 The village of Glenview has hired a consulting firm to conduct…

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Illinois gets $132 million CREATE federal grant to reduce South Side Chicago railroad delays

By Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune; June 5, 2018 The federal government has awarded a long-awaited $132 million grant to help…

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Glenview, Illinois OKs $400,000 In Fight Against Rail Expansion

By Tom Robb, Journal & Topics; May 3, 2018 Glenview trustees put their money where their mouth is in the…

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Illinois: Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce representative says no timetable on passenger rail service to Chicago

By Aarik Woods, OurQuadCities.com; March 14, 2018 People in Quad Cities have been waiting for train service to Chicago for…

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Illinois: Quad City train project still on track

  By Jennifer DeWitt, Quad City Times; February 25, 2018 As downtown Moline welcomes the new Element hotel as part…

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Iowa: Dubuque asking state to make passenger rail from Chicago a priority in 2018

By Allison Wong, KCRG-TV9; November 21, 2017 DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) — Dubuque is pushing for a passenger rail service that…

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Illinois: The wait for 110-mph Amtrak rolls into 2018

By Tim Landis, Business Editor, The State Journal-Register; November 18, 2017 The Illinois Department of Transportation is now looking at…

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