Hounded by woes, Chicago sees Musk's train as win for its economy
Chicago, slammed by rating agencies for its fiscal woes, President Donald Trump for its violence and even its own governor for the school system’s debts, is getting a boost from visionary Elon Musk. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Musk, the billionaire chief executive officer of electric carmaker Tesla Inc., officially unveiled the plans for a high-speed train service that will make the approximately 15-mile trip from downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport in 12 minutes, a fraction of the current commute.
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