Genoa Leaders Continue to Dream Amtrak
CHICAGO (AP) — One northeastern Illinois community hasn't given up its dream of becoming an Amtrak stop.
The DeKalb Daily Chronicle cites leaders in Genoa as holding out hope despite losing some battles in the long fight to be selected as a stop for passenger-train service.
The newspaper says Genoa Mayor Mark Vicary recently asked new Gov. Bruce Rauner to put aside plans by former Gov. Pat Quinn to bypass Genoa with a Rockford-to-Chicago Amtrak line.
For now, nothing's getting the green light. As he took office, Rauner put all major new transportation department constructions on hold as he grapples with budget shortfalls.
Genoa's mayor is looking on the bright side though. He says the "sensible approach" may be to do nothing until the state finds money to put into infrastructure.
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