Illinois Governor Rauner still ‘reviewing’ funding for Q-C passenger rail

April 6, 2016

By Eric Timmons, Dispatch Argus

MOLINE — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner still has given no indication of whether he plans to release funding for the Chicago to Moline passenger rail line, which is creating uncertainty over the future of the project.Website Insert Gathering of Professionals 1 copy

The governor used an executive order to halt funding for the rail line last May, even though it was approved before he took office and about $20 million of the $44 million in state funding already has been spent.

City of Moline administrator Lew Steinbrecher said no reason was given for the suspension of funding by the governor and almost a year later the city is still in the dark.

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