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City gets $454,000 settlement from ICG

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

After it shut down its north-side line from Freeport to Centralia in the early 1980s, Illinois Central Gulf Railroad began selling off the rail line right of way. The problem was that the land wasn’t ICG’s to sell.

The recent conclusion of a class action suit provided reimbursement to the municipalities, organizations and individuals that purchased the land from ICG. Included in the settlement was the city of Vandalia.


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