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AP - Illinois Public Media News - July 17, 2013

Ousted Metra CEO Describes Rough Illinois Politics

By The Associated Press

A former California transit executive tapped to clean up Chicago's scandal-tarnished Metra commuter rail agency says he was pushed out for doing exactly that and resisting pressure from Illinois politicians.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 17, 2013

Europeans Traverse U.S. On Famous Lincoln Highway

By Jenna Dooley


(Duration: 3:58)

Erik and Mary-Ann Gjermundsen of Norway are making the nearly 3,400-mile trip across the U.S. in their small Messerschmitt.

This year marks the centennial of America's first transcontinental road: the Lincoln Highway. You might have driven on the highway and not even known it, since it stretches from New York to California, passing through states like Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado, and carrying different state route numbers along the way.

Categories: History, Transportation, Travel

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