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Other states want Wisconsin's high-speed rail money


CHICAGO (WKOW) -- Illinois transportation officials say they'll take the $810 million in federal high-speed rail funds if Wisconsin doesn't want it.

Wisconsin Governor-elect Scott Walker has said he'll stop the rail.

Walker made opposing a Milwaukee-Madison rail project a key part of his successful campaign against his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett who supported it.

Illinois has received $1.2 billion in high-speed rail funding. Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig says the state could make improvements to the Chicago-St. Louis corridor with Wisconsin's money. And it could be used to build stations in Joliet and Rockford.

But Illinois isn't the only state that wants Wisconsin's money. New York Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo has expressed interest too.

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