Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (R) answers questions as Missouri Governor Jay Nixon looks on after the two signed a Missouri-Illinois Memorandum of Understanding to solidify the bi-state partnership and to seek federal recovery funds to establish a high-speed passenger rail line between Chicago and St. Louis. in St. Louis on June 22, 2009. Just days after the federal government issued guidance to states on the application process for high-speed rail funding, the two Governors also outlined their vision for a Chicago-to-St. Louis line as a tool for job-creation and regional economic growth(UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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