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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin stressed the importance of alleviating the congestion at Union Station, 500 E. Jackson Blvd., one of the nation's largest rail car hubs.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin stressed the importance of alleviating the congestion at Union Station, 500 E. Jackson Blvd., one of the nation's largest rail car hubs.

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Union Station to Receive $7 Million in Funding to Develop Infrastructure and Operating Strategies

Chicago's Union Station, 500 E. Jackson Blvd., is getting a $7 million facelift. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, Congressman Mike Quigley (Dist.- 5), Congressman Dan Lipinski (Dist. – 3), Amtrak and Metra announced the funding initiative which will help develop infrastructure improvements, train operating strategies and will enhance passenger rail service.