IL Tollway Sues Canadian Pacific over Western Access to O’Hare Airport ($3.4 Billion Project at Stake)

Chicago Tribune reports, “Frustrated with what it says is a Canadian railway’s refusal to negotiate, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has filed a lawsuit before [the US Surface Transportation Board] demanding that it be allowed to run highway ramps over train tracks just west of O’Hare International Airport. Describing the filing as a measure of last resort, tollway authority chair Robert Schillerstrom added, “The Canadian Pacific worked with us for a long period of time and then completely changed their position. They put the entire project in jeopardy by changing their minds.” [Link added.]