CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin are announcing a high-speed rail agreement they say will create more than 6,000 jobs.
The announcement was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at an Amtrak rail yard and was expected to include officials from the Federal Railroad Administration and Union Pacific Railroad.
High-speed rail in Illinois has been a priority for Quinn.
In December, federal, state and railroad officials signed an agreement that moved Illinois closer to having high-speed passenger service between Chicago and St. Louis.
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