Guthman Appointed to Special Advisory Board by Governor Quinn to Study New Illinois High-Speed Rail Line
June 3, 2011
On June 2, 2011, Governor Quinn announced a partnership between the University of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation and a special advisory group to study the feasibility of 220-mph passenger rail service between Chicago, Urbana-Champaign and beyond. The study will complement the ongoing construction of a regional 110-mph network that will connect Chicago to 40 cities in the Midwest, while supporting Governor Quinn’s vision to create jobs, enhance regional mobility and improve the environment by expanding passenger rails in Illinois.
Jack Guthman joins eight other members named to the special advisory group to explore the potential costs and benefits of establishing 220-mph service between O’Hare International Airport, downtown Chicago, McCormick Place, and Champaign-Urbana. The study will also look at extending the corridor in the region to cities south of Champaign-Urbana, including St. Louis and Indianapolis.
Jack Guthman’s practice encompasses a broad range of activity before state and local boards, commissions, the Illinois General Assembly, and the Congress of the United States. During his career, he has represented clients in hundreds of negotiations with and public hearings before government bodies. His experience includes 18 years as a member of the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals, the last 13 of those years as its Chairman.