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10-01-18 - CREATE Partners Mark 75th Street Rail Corridor Improvement Project

06-05-18 - Mayor Emanuel and CREATE Partners Announce $132 Million Grant to Improve Rail Congestion Across the Region


10-18-17 - CREATE Project Breaks Ground in Franklin Park and Bensenville

10-06-17 - Intersection Improvements, Grade Separation Complete at Irving Park Road and York Road


12-22-16 - CREATE Grade Separation Opens in Bellwood, Improving Safety, Travel Times and Quality of Life

02-18-16 - FRA Grant Award for CREATE Grade Crossing


10-23-14 - Officials celebrate opening of Englewood flyover


11-02-13 - Governor Quinn Opens $29.8 Million Bridgeview Railroad Underpass

10-02-13 - Englewood Flyover bridge to require Dan Ryan closures

09-19-13 - Blue Island Create Modernization Project Completed


02-19-13 – Governor Quinn Launches $67 Million Grade Separation Project in Bensenville CREATE Rail Flyover Project Will Create 870 Jobs, Ease Traffic Delays and Speed Freight Travel

10-19-2012 – Belmont Road Grade Separation Completed

10-3-2012 – Governor Quinn Announces Construction of 1,000th Bridge Since Becoming Governor

10-3-2012 – TIGER-funded CREATE Project Completed

6-22-2012 – U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces Funding for 47 TIGER 2012 Projects as Overwhelming Demand for TIGER Dollars Continues

6-20-2012 – Durbin, Quinn Announce $10.4 Million TIGER Grant for Rail Improvements


11-7-2011: $19.5 Million CREATE Project Completed

10-10-2011: U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood and Illinois Officials Break Ground on Chicago High-Speed Rail Project

6-24-2011: DOT Provides $126 Million to Ease Train Congestion in Chicago Rail Corridor,
Construction Slated for Late Summer 2011

1-31-2011: Final Feasibility Study Amendment 1 (Modified) – 2011

1-6-2011: CREATE Quick to Obligate TIGER Award


9-29-2010: CREATE Signalization Project Begins Construction

8-4-10: U.S. Department of Transportation Gives Go-Ahead to Begin Construction on Projects as Part of the Chicago Metro Area’s "CREATE" Program

8-3-10: CREATE 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project Website Launched

2-22-10: 63rd and State Flyover Design Contract Awarded

2-17-10: CREATE Awarded $100 Million in Recovery Funds

2-16-10: CREATE 63rd and State (Englewood) Flyover Design Contract Awarded

1-30-10: Governor Quinn and U.S. Senator Durbin Announce Plans for High Speed Passenger Rail Investment

1-29-10: Mayor Daley Says Federal High Speed Funding Strengthens Chicago as Center of Rail Network


10-5-09: $26 Million CREATE Project to Reduce Rail Congestion and Improve Air Quality in Two Illinois Communities

9-15-09: CREATE TIGER Grant Application Submitted

3-15-09: Summit B8 Project Complete


3-23-08: CREATE Partners Announce Track Work Over Easter Weekend Will Speed Freight on SE Side


9-18-06: Rep. Lipinski Joined by Federal, State, and Local Officials to Announce New Agreement on Funding of CREATE


4-20-04: CREATE Partners Announce Award of $12.5 Million for Preliminary Engineering Contracts