Illinois High-Speed Rail Construction Started – Next Through Skokie?

“The next phase of construction on a high-speed rail route between Chicago and St. Louis will begin next month” The other leg of the high speed rail goes from Chicago to Milwaukee.

That means it will be going through someone’s back yard in either Skokie or Evanston. I guessing Skokie, because the lake shore communities on the way up to Milwaukee have more clout than those a bit inland. What do you think?

Ed.

1. http://daily-journal.com/archives/dj/display.php?id=470354

2. http://www.nwherald.com/2011/03/22/quinn-durbin-tout-high-speed-rail-construction/apam06j/

3. http://www.connectthemidwest.com/2011/03/governor-quinn-announces-major-agreement-to-advance-high-speed-rail-in-illinois/
(this site, connectthemidwest.com, is an apparently well funded site dedicated to promoting high speed rail… but it doesn’t say who they are. They have an “about us” section that says nothing)

“Less than half a year after rejecting federal funds to build a high-speed rail connecting Milwaukee to Madison, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is now asking for at least $150 million from the feds to upgrade an existing Milwaukee-to-Chicago passenger line.

4. http://www.connectthemidwest.com/2011/03/scott-walker-now-wants-the-high-speed-rail-funds-he-rejected-in-the-first-place/

Here is a map of the High Speed Rail Routes. It is hard to tell if it goes through Skokie or Evanston. To my eyes it looks like Skokie.

5. http://www.connectthemidwest.com/map/

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