Although it was not the first to pass a resolution asking for Amtrak service to a station in McHenry County, the McHenry County Board last night did so last night.
Governor Pat Quinn announced the route March 29th.
The county board’s resolution is a bit unrealistic in that it asks for stops in both Huntley and Marengo, but the message is clear:
If Amtrak trains go through McHenry County, McHenry County Board members want their constituents to be able to climb aboard.
The problem is that neither town has a train station and Amtrak will not build them.
There is a little station in Union at the Illinois Railroad Museum.
Plenty of long-term parking could be available for a reasonable price. Union was not mentioned in the resolution. And those in charge of the museum so far have shown no interest in being an Amtrak stop.