Rauner puts plan for Amtrak service from Chicago to Rockford on hold

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Sunday, February 8, 2015
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner

MELROSE PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- Gov. Bruce Rauner has put on hold a plan to restart Amtrak service between Chicago and Rockford.

The governor and his wife attended service at a church in Melrose Park Sunday morning.

A spokeswoman for Rauner says the project is part of the governor's review of state spending projects and the plan is temporarily on hold.

Last spring former Governor Pat Quinn announced a $223 million plan to restart the service for the first time since the 1980s.