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(KPLR) - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced Sunday that an additional $102 million dollars will be spent on the St. Louis to Chicago high speed rail line.

The money comes from the "Illinois Jobs Now" campaign, and will be used to build a second set of tracks between Mazonia and Eldwood, Illiinois. The money will also including a new bridge over the Kankakee River.

The is expected to take place in 2016 and 2017.

When the high speed rail improvements are finished, the trip from St. Louis to Chicago will be reduced from five and a half hours to four and a half hours.