by Cal Skinner
The Union Pacific freight train that was roaring through Marengo with horns blasting a little after noon Saturday was not a precursor of Amtrak service to McHenry County. That was made abundantly clear at a Rockford College presentation Saturday morning.
The once-a-day round trip Amtrak engines and coaches are on the track from Chicago to Rockford and Dubuque though. They’re picking up speed, but not through McHenry County.