(h/t Heather at Crooks and Liars for the video.)
From the Amtrak brochure:
Exclusive Access to ClubAcela
Acela First Class service starts with access to ClubAcela in several northeast major stations - Boston South Station, New York Penn Station, Philadelphia 30th Street Station and Washington, DC Union Station with Wi-Fi® available. There, you can access your e-mail, conduct a meeting in the conference room, or simply relax and enjoy a complimentary snack. ClubAcela attendants are available to offer assistance and to direct you to your train. Visit Station Lounges for more details about ClubAcela.
Illinois has the 3rd largest city in the American Empire. As my wife points out here, Illinois' pension woes have been mentioned in the New York Times no fewer than 2.000 time in the last year. And yet it is still considered such a hick flyover afterthought by our coastal elites that none of them can remember anything that happens here except the 1985 Bears, the 1990s Bulls and Al Capone Bang!Bang!
For the most part, people like us are simply not part of their America.