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In this Oct. 19, 2012 file photo, Gov. Pat Quinn, left, U.S. Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood, center, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., celebrate in Pontiac, Ill., after the Amtrak train they are riding reached 110 mph during a test run between Pontiac and Dwight, Ill. Hundreds of Midwest manufacturers stand to benefit from a web of high-speed passenger rail routes emerging from Chicago’s rail hub, according to a report released by an environmental policy group that has fought to defend the use of billions in taxpayer money on such projects.

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Report: Midwest firms coupled to high-speed rail

Hundreds of Midwest manufacturers stand to benefit from a web of high-speed passenger rail routes emerging from Chicago’s rail hub, according to a report released by an environmental policy group that has fought to defend the use of billions in taxpayer money on such projects.

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