A new report shows that a railroad company was at fault involving a fish kill in the Rock River 3 years ago.
A Canadian National train was carrying 2 million gallons of ethanol when it derailed while crossing South Mulford Road in Rockford.
The fish kill in the Rock River began north of Grand DeTour and traveled 54 miles downstream near Prophetstown.
A total of 72,000 fish died from the ethanol spill.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants the Canadian National Railroad Company to repay the state for the cost of restocking the Rock River. The company has reimbursed the state for water and soil testing work in the area.
Officials say that the derailment was caused by heavy rains, poor maintenance on a nearby flood basin, and lack of communication with workers from the railroad.