To: J. B. Pritzer, Democratic nominee for Illinois Governor

Bring back the Blackhawk

State of Illinois will reinstate and adequately fund passenger rail service to Northwest Illinois: Amtrak train from Chicago to East Dubuque.

Why is this important?

Economic growth and jobs in Northwest Illinois are fueled by adequate and diverse transportation services. This requires state and local support to reinstate and adequately fund passenger rail service in Northwest Illinois.


Reasons for signing

  • Reasons are why.
  • We definitely need rail service to and from Chicago. We are a tourist destination and a lot to do in the winter but some people don’t like to drive in the winter.
  • This train would boost tourism in NE Illinois Safe way to travel from Chicago to NE Illinois perhaps Rockford and Dubuque.

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