Ray LaHood

LaHood: Bipartisanship Will Survive

Aug 31, 2016

  Americans solve problems when they work together. That's the message from Ray LaHood, a former Illinois Congressman and US Transportation Secretary .

He gave a lecture at Augustana College on the subject Tuesday, and wrote about it in a recent book, "Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics."

LaHood says a good example of both parties working together was when Bill Clinton was president. 

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.