Proposed rail plan could affect suburbs

Canadian National railway wants to buy the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway. The company is asking the federal government to make a decision on the transportation merits of that deal, while still looking into the environmental impact.

The company wants to reduce train congestion through Chicago, but a number of suburbs along the proposed route are concerned about additional freight trains rumbling through their towns.

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