Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is applauded at the Union League Club in Chicago on Monday, after singing an agreement today aimed at coordinating plans to develop high-speed passenger train corridors across the Midwest. The governor is flanked by (left to right) Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and Iowa Gov. Chet Culver. Eight states and the city of Chicago signed the agreement, aimed at coordinating plans to develop high-speed passenger train corridors across the Midwest. "This is a historic day. It's very important that we look to the future," said Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who hosted the summit along with Durbin and Daley.
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