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Fast Tracking High Speed Rail Service

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin met Monday in Chicago to announce a proposal for improving rail service to St. Louis. Both Democratic lawmakers hope the state can get a significant portion of the $8 billion in stimulus cash that President Barack Obama has pledged for high speed rail in the U.S. Durbin says this is a once-in-a-political-lifetime opportunity.

Music Button: The Fireballs, "Bulldog", from the CD Rock Instrumental Classics Vol. 2:  The 60's, (Rhino records)

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