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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • Man struck, killed by Amtrak train in Lake Forest

    Man struck, killed by Amtrak train in Lake Forest
    A man was struck and killed by a southbound Amtrak train in Lake Forest last night, according to Lake Forest police. At about 6 p.m., a man walked onto the pedestrian crossing at the north end of the train platform of the station, located at 911 South...
  • Driver rear-ends school bus on North Shore

    Driver rear-ends school bus on North Shore
    No children were hurt in an accident involving a school bus in Lake Bluff this morning, officials said. At about 7:55 a.m., a Lake Bluff School District 65 school bus carrying about 30 children was headed south on Waukegan Road, just north of Rockland...
  • Activists: Tighten pesticide limits: Front & Center

    American farmers apply more than 1 billion pounds of pesticides a year to their fields to kill weeds and damaging insects. But collateral damage includes farmworkers; more than 10,000 a year suffer acute pesticide poisoning. Now the U.S. Environmental...
  • Man fatally struck by Metra train in Naperville

    Man fatally struck by Metra train in Naperville
    A man was killed after he apparently jumped in front of a Metra train in the Naperville train station in an apparent suicide, police said. Inbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train No. 1264 had left Aurora at 10:20 a.m. and was pulling into the station...
  • Naperville artist repairing damaged 'horse of honor'

    Naperville artist repairing damaged 'horse of honor'
    After being damaged twice in the past week, the Horses of Honor statue that stood in front of the Wrigley Building should be back on his hooves in no time, the artist who designed it said. Diana Leviton Gondek, the Naperville artist who decorated the...
  • Blotter: Underage drinking in Barrington

    Blotter: Underage drinking in Barrington
    The following items were taken from Barrington police reports: A 37-year-old from Zion was arrested for not having a valid driver's license and speeding in a school zone near Route 59 and Carriage Trail on Sept. 22. A red boy's Magna Sports bike was...
  • BNSF delays caused by freight train accident, grade crossing collision

    BNSF delays caused by freight train accident, grade crossing collision
    An already difficult morning commute on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line got worse when a train and a vehicle collided near west suburban Hinsdale, slowing down trains on a line that had been closed earlier because of a freight train accident....
  • Metra back on schedule after accident with Hinsdale bridge

    Metra back on schedule after accident with Hinsdale bridge
    Metra trains on the BNSF line were running normally again through Hinsdale about 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon after an accident involving a freight train fouled up commutes for some riders earlier in the day. A freight train Saturday morning struck a...
  • Two injured by water heater explosion in Wilton Manors

    Two men were taken to a hospital Friday afternoon after a tankless water heater exploded at a Wilton Manors apartment. The men were installing the water heater at 309 NE 26th St. when it burst, sending shards flying, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Deputy...
  • Blotter: 12-pound ham swiped from porch in Oak Park

    Blotter: 12-pound ham swiped from porch in Oak Park
    The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports: A man in his 40s approach a Chicago resident on the 1100 block of South Boulevard at 10:50 p.m. Aug. 19, began an argument that resulted in both spitting at each other. The man in his 40s...
  • Blotter: Toyota Camry stolen from village lot in Oak Park

    Blotter: Toyota Camry stolen from village lot in Oak Park
    The following items were taken from Oak Park Police Department reports: Three 16-year-old boys tried to steal a UPS package containing a Sky Lander children's toy off the front porch of a home on the 200 block of Wesley Avenue at 1:42 p.m. Sept 14. They...