high speed rail

High Speed Rail Project On Track

Apr 5, 2013

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.

Historian: Rail Helped Illinois Thrive

Nov 21, 2012
Illinois Railroad Association

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,  Simon Cordery.

Guy Stephens / WNIJ

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.