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PI Original
by Adam Doster
Mon Jan 25, 2010

High-Speed Rail Heating Up

In a matter of weeks, Illinois officials will find out if the state has snagged billions from the federal government to jumpstart construction on a Midwestern high-speed rail corridor. In response, lawmakers convened a hearing last week to develop a plan to see that the money is used effectively. “On the eve of the Washington decisions,” said State Sen. Martin Sandoval, “we need to pin down where Illinois is and where it’s going.”
Quick Hit
by Adam Doster
Tue Jan 19, 2010

Holding Rahm Accountable

By urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a public option compromise, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel further alienated the progressive community.