Press Releases


03-24-20 – CREATE Partners Announce $12.9 Million CRISI Grant for Pullman Junction (PDF)


10-15-19 – CREATE Partners Initiate Education Program in Conjunction with 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (PDF)

06-11-19 – CREATE Partners Receive $19 Million CRISI Grant for Dolton Junction Interlocking Project (PDF)

04-26-19 – U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski, IDOT Secretary Omer Osman, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, AAR President & CEO Ian Jefferies and other CREATE Program Partners Celebrate Groundbreaking for Argo Connections (B9) Project (PDF)


10-01-18 – CREATE Partners Mark 75th Street Rail Corridor Improvement Project (PDF)

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


10-18-17 – CREATE Project Breaks Ground in Franklin Park and Bensenville (PDF)

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


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

02-18-16 – FRA Grant Award for CREATE Grade Crossing (PDF)


10-23-14 – Officials celebrate opening of Englewood flyover (PDF)


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 (PDF)

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

10-3-2012 – TIGER-funded CREATE Project Completed (PDF)

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 (PDF)

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 (PDF)


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 (PDF)

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

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

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


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

9-15-09: CREATE TIGER Grant Application Submitted (PDF)

3-15-09: Summit B8 Project Complete (PDF)


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


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


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