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Bad day for train travel in the Midwest

Brad Williams

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Travelers who were planning to take a train from Chicago to La Crosse today will have to find other transportation, or put off their trip. 

Amtrak has cancelled all of its trains in and out of Chicago today because of the frigid weather. 

However, the eastbound Empire Builder headed to Chicago was still supposed to arrive in La Crosse this morning.

The planned arrival time in La Crosse, around 11:30 a.m., was an hour late.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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