As part of the ongoing Illinois financial crisis, state funding for the Black Hawk revival was suspended in February 2015, putting the project on hold. Freight. Rockford is served by several different freight railroad lines, the Union Pacific, the Canadian National, the Iowa, Chicago & Eastern (Canadian Pacific), and the Illinois Railway.
The right-of-way was eventually cleaned up and developed into a hiking and bicycling trail known as the Illinois Prairie Path. The Ardmore Station is now home to the Chamber of Commerce, and the Villa Avenue Station houses the Villa Park Historical Society. Villa Park was home to the Ovaltine chocolate factory until it closed in 1988.
He has held positions and been involved in various philanthropic boards and activities including Easter Seals, Alzheimer’s Association, St. Jude’s, Junior Achievement, Peoria Chamber of Commerce, OSF Foundation, Bradley University, Catholic Education and many more.
He is a member of the Peoria Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of their Community Leadership School. He is also a member the National Society of Black Engineers and a 2011 recipient of the 40 Leaders Under 40 Award.
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