Union Pacific laying off workers in Illinois as it streamlines operations

By Abdel Jimenez, Chicago Tribune; July 10, 2019

Union Pacific is scaling back operations at two facilities in Illinois as part of a plan the company rolled out last year to improve the efficiency in its freight operations.

A train-sorting facility in Rochelle ended intermodal container processing on Monday but will continue to handle train-switching, said Union Pacific spokeswoman Kristen South. Container storage will continue to be available at a facility at 25th and Canal streets in Chicago, but intermodal container pickup will be discontinued.

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