CP-KCS: Illinois communities rebuff CP mitigation offer; railroad seeks 'dialogue rooted in facts and respect'

The Coalition to Stop CPKC hopes either to receive more mitigation funding than CP has offered to date, or convince regulators to put the kibosh on the proposed combination. From left: David Pileski, mayor of Roselle; Rodney Craig, president of Hanover Park; Don Harmon, Illinois state senator (D-Chicago) and president of the Illinois state senate (note: Harmon is not a coalition member); Frank DeSimone, president of Bensenville; Tony Catalano, alderman from Wood Dale; and Brian Townsend, village manager of Schaumburg. Coalition to Stop CPKC

Canadian Pacific officials knew they’d need to factor in the concerns of communities that potentially would be impacted by a CP-Kansas City Southern merger. And they believe they’ve done or are doing just that. A coalition of Chicago-area communities disagrees.  


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