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CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES

Contact your local and state representatives to make your voice heard.
We've included several links below (either to websites or directly to email), as well as helpful tips and a sample text to use.

Senator
Tammy Duckworth

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Senator
Dick Durbin

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Congressman
Brad Schneider

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State Senator
Julie Morrison

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Mayor
Robert Lansing

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I am writing to ask your support to OPPOSE the Amtrak Hiawatha Service project,  which would require the construction of 2 and 3 mile long siding tracks to “hold” idling freight trains in Lake Forest and Glenview.  These holding tracks would be built through wetlands and adjacent to homes, schools, churches, parks, businesses, doctor’s offices, and pristine nature preserves.  This project would impact people throughout our communities in many ways – polluted air quality; contaminated water supply; reduced property values; longer waits at grade crossing closures; inability for first responders to efficiently reach some destinations; effects on students in nearby schools; and the mile wide evacuation zone in the event of a train derailment, hazardous chemical spill, or explosion.  Residents have already had serious impacts from the increase in freight traffic on this Metra rail corridor; please don’t make a bad situation so much worse for your constituents.

Lake Forest
Alderman 1st Ward
Prue Beidler

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Lake Forest
Alderman 1st Ward
Jed Morris

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Lake Forest
Alderman 2nd Ward
Melanie Rummel

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Lake Forest
Alderman 2nd Ward
Timothy Newman

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Lake Forest
Alderman 3rd Ward
Randy Tack

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Lake Forest
Alderman 3rd Ward
Jack Reisenberg

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Lake Forest
Alderman 4th Ward
Raymond Buschmann

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Lake Forest
Alderman 4th Ward
Michelle Moreno

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IDOT
Elliot A. Ramos

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WisDOT
Arun Rao

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Federal Railroad Administration
Andrea Martin

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