The Blackhawk Area Railroad Commission
is another renewed interest for our district. I have started working with the help of Illinois DOT, Iowa DOT, Amtrak, and other area organizations to help bring back passenger rail service to our community. Residents young and old will benefit from having an additional way to get to-and-from Chicago. Anticipated stops on the Blackhawk Route would include Dubuque, Galena, Freeport, and Rockford. Just to think, for a low fare you would not have to fight Chicago traffic to pay the same rate to park your car.