Per Trains magazine, a professional railroad industry publication, also proposed for the Illiana corridor in Indiana is a new two-track (or more) Illiana Belt Railway, extending from Wellsboro, Ind., as well as Coal City and Kankakee in Illinois, all converging on Peotone, where a huge freight complex will be built, to include a freight airport with some passenger service initially.
The Illiana tollway and the railway will funnel interstate commerce into Peotone, along with thousands of jobs, with some most likely taken from Indiana. Financing will be foreign and private investment.
Perhaps we should be careful what we wish for with the Illiana.
- Allen Hoppel, Highland