Illinois: 1,200 Rail Against ‘Train Parking Lot’

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More than 1,200 people heard a select group of neighbors, an expert and public officials including two members of the U.S. Congress make a case why five miles of railroad holding tracks should not be built in Glenview, Northbrook and Lake Forest.

The speakers laid out their case March 12 at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview why a proposed expansion of Amtrak Hiawatha service between Chicago and Milwaukee need not include holding tracks to allow faster passenger trains to pass slower freights.

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