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  • Bumped by Your Airline? Local Lawmakers Split on Remedy.

    Sometimes, even in Congress, a roll call splits lawmakers in weird ways without much apparent reason. That's certainly the case with a measure proposed by Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Chicago,that would give airline passengers who are bumped or otherwise delayed more than three hours because of a mistake by their airline the right to rebook on another carrier with available seats. Sometimes, they'd even get a meal voucher and an overnight stay at a hotel, too.
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  • Metra's New Shop Will Crank Out More Refurbished Railcars for Riders

    With an average age of 28 years, Metra's rail cars have lived through the Gulf War, the dawn of the World Wide Web and the "Seinfeld" years. Nostalgia for the 1990s is fun, but not when you're sitting on it, which is why Metra officials broke ground on a new rehab shop Tuesday that will enable workers to refurbish 60 railcars a year instead of 35.
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