Rep. Lipinski toured the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal


Rep. Lipinski, the Chicago area's senior member on the the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, toured the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal this week as a guest of Lemont village officials and Illinois Marine Towing, Inc. The congressman visited the crew of The Lemont Trader and learned about the importance of canal traffic to the regional economy and industry along the corridor. Also discussed was the potential for economic development by improving the shipment of freight through the area and creating more intermodal connections between barges, rail and trucks.

"For well over a century, the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal has played a vital role in creating jobs locally and connecting northeastern Illinois to the rest of the world," Rep. Lipinski said. "The shipment of materials that pass through the canal communities are an important piece of the local and global economies. As congressman for the Third Congressional District, I will continue to see that this resource remains vital and utilized to its full potential."