Amtrak forced to cut Illinois service if Rauner budget cuts are approved

Amtrak says it will be forced to cute service in Illinois if Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget cuts are approved.

Amtrak officials testified Thursday in front of a Senate appropriations committee.

Gov. Rauner's proposal calls for a $16 million decrease in funding to Amtrak.

Lawmakers have asked the rail service to come up with a cost saving plan to see if service cuts could be avoided with less funding.

If the budget cuts are approved, I-Dot would help decide which train routes would be affected.
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