Illinois Governor Rauner is lobbied on Chicago-to-Quad Cities Amtrak service

April 27, 2016

By Chicago Tribune

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos is asking Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to release previously approved state funding for a Chicago-to-Quad Cities Amtrak line.

In a letter to the governor, the Democratic congresswoman from the Quad Cities area said she has met with business leaders, elected officials and families across central and western Illinois.

“In these meetings, I have heard from countless people how important it is to follow through on the promise of connecting the Quad Cities and Chicago with passenger rail service,” Bustos wrote.

Bustos also said the federal government has already provided an extension for the state to take advantage of federal funds for this project, but it expires June 30.

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