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U.S. President Barack Obama announces that he will nominate Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Panel Backs Penny Pritzker’s Cabinet Nomination

Penny Pritzker’s nomination to be the next Commerce Secretary advanced to the full Senate on Monday, following the unanimous approval of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.


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LaHood, Schock Spar Over Prospects For High-Speed Rail

Want to know if high-speed rail plays in Peoria? It depends on which Peorian you ask.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood with Rep. Bobby Rush and Gov. Pat Quinn.

Englewood Railroad Flyover Project To Create 1,500 Local Jobs

The Chicago economy is getting a bit of good news Monday morning, as the huge Englewood Flyover railroad project stands to bring hundreds of jobs.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Emanuel To Give Plans To U.S. Transport Secretary

During a visit to Chicago, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood offered no federal commitments to help rebuild or expand the region’s deteriorating transit system.