Ottawa pledges support to passenger rail project

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OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa is all aboard the Peoria to Chicago passenger rail service. On Tuesday night officials passed a resolution of support as well as $16,000 in financial participation in the application to the federal rail service. Cities like LaSalle, Peru and Utica are also being assessed and the financial support is based on population. Mayor Dan Aussem says if the train option existed he believes more people would ride.