**FILE** Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin are joined by state and local officials March 22, 2011, as they announce the next phase of high-speed rail construction during a news conference at an Amtrak maintenance building in Chicago. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin are joined by state and local officials March 22, 2011, as they announce the next phase of high-speed rail construction during a news conference at an Amtrak maintenance building in Chicago. (Associated Press)