Governor Pat Quinn has formally asked President Obama to declare 11 Illinois counties major disaster areas. According to an announcement from Quinn's office, the move is in response to the storms and heavy rainfall that moved through Illinois in mid-April.
It’s official. A railcar maker in Rochelle will build 130 high speed rail cars for the Midwest and California. Governor Pat Quinn and U-S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the $352-million contract Monday at Nippon Sharyo’s factory in Rochelle.