The state of Illinois and the Federal Rail Administration have agreed to extend funding for the passenger rail project linking the Quad Cities to Chicago.
Illinois is proceeding with plans for the stalled passenger rail project linking the Quad Cities to Chicago.
Canadian Pacific Railway has dropped its effort to take over Norfolk Southern Corporation.
Progress Illinois provides highlights from Wednesday's Chicago City Council meeting, which covered everything from city council oversight to the "tampon tax."
The U.S. House passed the so-called "tax extenders bill" on Thursday, sending the $622 billion measure to the Senate for consideration.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. House Democrats from Illinois are concerned over the proposed merger of two rail operators in the state, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS).
As the budget battle in Springfield continues, a high-speed rail advocacy group is speaking out against Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to slash Amtrak funding from $42 million to $26 million.
New rules from the U.S. Transportation Department seeking to make crude-carrying train cars safer are facing a court challenge from the American Petroleum Institute.
Hazardous material spilled from trains totaled over 4,150 gallons in Illinois last year and ticked up sharply in the first quarter of 2015, according to new data.