Preserve, Protect and Enhance Englewood – Sign this Petition to Mayor Rahm Emanuel Today!!!

Posted: February 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

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As you may have heard, Norfolk Southern is proposing to expand its 47th Street Terminal rail yard in Englewood. The 47th Street Terminal doesn’t just handle rail but is an intermodal facility where freight is transferred from rail to trucks and vice versa. This will increase the size of the yard by 57 percent. It will also cause a significant increase in the number of trucks in and out of the yard. Here is a video about the project:

The project expansion would increase the amount of diesel soot going into Englewood’s air, worsening an already serious problem with air quality and asthma in the Englewood community.

That’s why R.A.G.E. signed a petition to Rahm Emanuel, Mayor. The council meeting about this deal is February 28th. <<<<<<Download Flier!

Please sign this petition so we can Preserve, Protect and Enhance Englewood!

Click here:  http://signon.org/sign/preserve-protect-and?source=s.em.cp&r_by=7076514

Thanks!

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Comments
  1. RAGE says:

    Did you know our elected officials cut a deal with Norfolk Southern who gross over $10 Billion dollars in 2012 to give a local high school in Englewood only $25,000….$5,000 increments per year?? Check out the link and sign this petition today!!

  2. Antonio Reynolds says:

    Here in Auburn Gresham we reside near the train. The fumes from that diesel is ridiculous. We alsohave a plastic barrel company near by,fumes are horrendous.

  3. The children are already suffering from the lack of opportunity in Englewood. Why can’t the railroad start up some training programs for the unemployed? Help is needed for the residents who are staying and for those who have been displaced.

    • Transportation training under the city colleges of chicago is underway at Olive harvey college. Much like CSX railroad in the early 90’s donated dollars for the training, leadership generally deny providing that training at KKC, instead the training occurred at Daley College. A community update on the Norfolk Southern Railroad expansion will take place on Monday, March 18, 10:30 a..m at Keely Library – 6151 South Normal blvd.

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