November 16. 2012 4:00PM - Last modified: November 16. 2012 4:19PM

Illinois high-speed rail gets environmental approval

Illinois and the federal government have approved an environmental impact statement for the high-speed rail line under construction between Chicago and St. Louis.

The review is an important step because it identifies a route through Springfield that would end a dispute that had threatened to hold up the project.

It also recommends a route around some of the congested tangle of rail lines between Chicago and suburban Joliet.

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