“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 12
U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE ANDY MARTIN UNVEILS “ONE ILLINOIS” RAIL PLAN TO BRING HIGH-SPEED PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE TO ROCKFORD, QUAD CITIES, PEORIA
ENHANCED NETWORK WOULD STRETCH FROM INDIANAPOLIS TO THE QUAD CITIES, FROM MILWAUKEE TO ST. LOUIS AND CARBONDALE
“THE ISSUE IS ON THE CAMPAIGN AGENDA!” SAYS MARTIN “ALL ABOARD”
(CHICAGO)(December 12, 2007) U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold news conferences in Rockford, Rock Island and Peoria Thursday, December 13th to announce his plans for new high-speed dedicated rail passenger service linking cities in the Midwest.
“I am very proud to once again be of service to the People of Illinois by proposing the only comprehensive, statewide program to unite our great state with ‘One Illinois,’” Martin will state. “We need to build dedicated rail high-speed passenger service if Illinois’ economy is to recover and prosper. The issue is on the campaign agenda! As long as I am a candidate I will fight for Midwest high-speed rail service.
“The incumbent has had a quarter century to do something; he has done very little. Both parties are at fault. And the people have suffered. Families are torn apart as young graduates move on to cities to find jobs and opportunities. Local economies wither. Hope is lost, futures diminished.
“The State of Illinois is ‘studying’ new rail service but they are not studying a dedicated rail high-speed network. More of the same will not do. We need a 21st century system for a 21st century economy.
“For too long we have thought of Illinois as a series of principalities and powers, the City, the suburbs and ‘Downstate.’ If this state is going to regain its national significance and economic power, we must begin to think as ‘One Illinois.’
“Unlike most candidates, that blow hot air, or yell ‘liberal’ or ‘conservative’ and do little else, I can point to ‘concrete’ results: The Chicago Tribune recognized in 1978 my successful fight to upgrade US 51 to interstate standards. I succeeded where others had failed. Today Interstate 39 is testimony to my ability to get things done.
“My proposal improves service from Chicago to Carbondale via Champaign, and north to Milwaukee, east to Indianapolis and west to the Quad Cities.
“We need to invest in Illinois’ future and our families’ futures. ‘One Illinois’ is a blueprint that will guide me as a U. S. Senator in Washington. All Aboard!”
ROCKFORD NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
WHO: U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin
WHERE: Main entrance, Winnebago County Courthouse
400 W. State Street (look for easel outside)
WHEN: Wednesday, December 13, 2007 8:45 A.M.
WHAT: Andy Martin vows to extend high-speed dedicated
rail passenger service to Rockford, Rock Island and Peoria as part of a new Midwest network
ROCK ISLAND NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
WHERE: Main entrance, Rock Island County Courthouse
210 15th Street (parking lot) (look for easel outside)
WHEN: Thursday, December 13, 2007 11:45 A.M.
PEORIA NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
WHERE: Main Street entrance, Peoria County Courthouse
324 Main Street (look for easel outside)
WHEN: Thursday, December 13, 2007 2:45 P.M.
CONTACT: (312) 440-4124 Cell phone (917) 664-9329
(Cell phone conference/contacts all day)
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2007. Chicago-based Martin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. He is Executive Editor of ContrarianCommentary.com. Comments and columns also posted at AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com, AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com, ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.