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Illinois officials tout high-speed rail construction

Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin greet workers at the Amtrak Rail Yard. (Michael Tercha/Tribune)

The next phase of construction on a high-speed rail route between Chicago and St. Louis will begin next month, a high-stakes transportation project similar to those that other states have rebuffed, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced Tuesday.

“Illinois has always been a strong railroad state and we always will be,“ Quinn said at an Amtrak rail yard near downtown Chicago. Get the full story »

Fed official at ready to take up deflation fight

A Federal Reserve official says the central bank should revive a crisis-era program to buy government debt if the country seems headed toward a bout with deflation. Get the full story »

Boeing machinists pass contract, avoid strike

Boeing workers in St. Louis have agreed to a contract with the plane manufacturer, avoiding a strike that would have gone into effect today if the deal had been rejected.The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said the contract passed Sunday by a vote of 1,237 to 838. Get the full story »

Boeing workers in St. Louis to vote on strike

Boeing Co. workers at the company’s St. Louis military-aircraft facility will vote today on an amended contract offer, with union leaders recommending members reject the deal. Get the full story »

Boeing to make final offer to St. Louis workers

Boeing Co.  intends to offer again its “best-and-final” labor contract to the union representing its machinists in St. Louis during a scheduled meeting Monday afternoon, setting the stage for a strike later this week. Get the full story »