Work continues toward securing a Huntley Amtrak stop as part of the Chicago-Dubuque (Iowa) route which is currently under consideration for future development.

Research tells us that an estimated 100,000+ residents from Huntley and other McHenry County communities could benefit from this route. An Amtrak stop in Huntley would improve the viability of the entire route and would ensure the route's success for years to come.

Although construction of this line is not scheduled to begin until late in 2012, Representative Tryon and I believe Huntley is a prime location for an additional stop.  The proposed line would run from Chicago to Dubuque with stops in Bensenville, Belvidere, Rockford (two stops), Freeport and Galena.  Because the Village of Huntley is prepared to pay for the construction of the station in Huntley, we believe the stop will be given serious consideration by the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Public & Intermodal Transportation.

An on-line petition that can be signed by supporters of the project has been created, and I would encourage you to visit the link below and add your name to the growing list of people who would like to see an Amtrak stop near the intersection of Route 47 and Main Street in Huntley. You can also visit Huntley Village Hall in person to sign a petition.

At the links below, you can learn more about the project by reading "Huntley Joins the Rail Coalition." You can also sign the petition by clicking on the link "Join Us."

Click HERE for more information and to sign petition

As always, it is an honor to represent you in Springfield as your legislator. If I or a member of my staff can assist you in any way please call my Crystal Lake office at (815) 455-6330.

 

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