The Illinois allocation is for additional improvements to the GM&O line to St. Louis (which has been home to occasional 90 mph or 110 mph speed tests, but as of yet no speeded up schedules.)
California will get the largest share of the money ($624 million), with the rest going to Florida ($342.3 million), Washington ($161.5 million), and Illinois ($42.3 million).
Smaller amounts will go to nine other states.
Wisconsin will keep an appropriation of $2 million for improvements between Lake and Ranney that might permit improvements on the 1938 timings. Apparently some other improvements to the Milwaukee service are budgeted as the Madison extension.
Wisconsin also was allowed to retain up to $2 million to fund upgrades on Amtrak's existing Milwaukee-to-Chicago Hiawatha line. But that won't cover the $19.4 million cost of renovating the train shed at Milwaukee's downtown Amtrak-Greyhound station or the $52 million cost of building a new maintenance base for two newly purchased trains, two projects that would have been included in the original $810 million budget.Minnesota still wants faster passenger service to Chicago, but the routing is yet to be determined.