Work to begin on Chicago-Moline rail route - PioneerPress
By passing Dekalb and the Northern Illinois University seems a mistake to me. But there's a whole lot more freight on the UP's mainline to contend with than on the old Rock Island and CB&Q lines they're proposing to use.
Still, without a University town on the line, I don't see the patronage here. Naperville to Genesso, who is going to make that trip?