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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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.