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MO-Ill. high-speed rail project moves along

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced a $685 million agreement Tuesday to begin construction on the next phase of high-speed rail between Chicago and St. Louis, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. Construction will begin April 5 of a new rail track using concrete ties between Dwight and Lincoln, as well as between Alton and the Mississippi River, along with the installation of a modernized signal system between Dwight and Alton.Read More…