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Amtrak routes in the Illinois Valley unchanged despite state budget impasse

Posted by wlpo on February 8, 2016

Good news if you’re a frequent rider of the rails.

Despite the budget mess in Springfield, Amtrak and the state have been able to reach a deal where the rail line won’t be cutting back on routes despite state funding issues. So for the foreseeable future, you should have a train morning, noon and night that you can catch in Princeton or Mendota that takes you to Union Station in Chicago.

The new deal between the state and Amtrak is actually expected to save taxpayers about four million dollars.

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