high speed rail http://northernpublicradio.org en High Speed Rail Project On Track http://northernpublicradio.org/post/high-speed-rail-project-track <p>Even though only a tiny part of Illinois' high speed rail project can be considered complete, a top transportation official says it will be finished on time.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 12:17:54 +0000 WNIJ 27908 at http://northernpublicradio.org High Speed Rail Project On Track Historian: Rail Helped Illinois Thrive http://northernpublicradio.org/post/historian-rail-helped-illinois-thrive <p>The difference between Illinois towns that grew and those that faded away, many times, was the presence of a railroad. That’s according to historian and chair of Western Illinois University's Department of History, &nbsp;Simon Cordery. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:07:10 +0000 WNIJ 21693 at http://northernpublicradio.org Historian: Rail Helped Illinois Thrive Business Rolling At Rochelle Railcar Maker http://northernpublicradio.org/post/business-rolling-rochelle-railcar-maker <p></p><p>It’s official. A railcar maker in Rochelle will build 130 high speed rail cars for the Midwest and California.&nbsp; Governor Pat Quinn and U-S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the $352-million contract Monday at Nippon Sharyo’s factory in Rochelle. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 01:07:35 +0000 Guy Stephens & Susan Stephens 21606 at http://northernpublicradio.org Business Rolling At Rochelle Railcar Maker