Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (Courtesy of Illinois Radio Network)

Durbin Open to Extending Deadline for Rail Systems to Install Positive Train Control

Congress mandated in 2008 that railways have it installed within seven years, but didn’t provide financial support past the first year. Facing a Dec. 31 deadline, Durbin says he’s open to setting a new target date to let railroads become compliant.



Train Containing Highly Flammable Liquid Derails In Illinois

Initial reports said the entire town of Tiskilwa, which has a population of about 800 had been evacuated.


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