Rail Crossings to Close in Macomb

Macomb, IL – The city worked to negotiate a better deal with Burlington Northern Santa Fe, but it now appears inevitable that the crossings at Clay, Campbell, and Madison Streets will be closed. The city says it did manage to negotiate a bit more money out of the railroad. It will receive $150,000 instead of $145,000. In addition, most of the city's remaining crossings will be upgraded to concrete within the next five years. The city council will be asked to approve the agreement Monday night.