The former chairman of Amtrak told Illinois lawmakers Wednesday that service cuts are inevitable should Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed 40 percent funding cut takes effect.
Fifty-six Amtrak trains run daily in Illinois. They run from Chicago to St. Louis, to Carbondale, to Quincy and up to Milwaukee, and more travelers are riding them.
Amtrak's former chairman Thomas Carper says he can't say how many, or which of those routes will be dropped.
But he says that will happen if Illinois doesn't come through with about $42 million.