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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • Man hit by freight train, injured in Frankfort

    Man hit by freight train, injured in Frankfort
    A man was struck by a freight train and injured in southwest suburban Frankfort late this afternoon, officials said. The man was taken to Franciscan St. James Health in Olympia Fields in critical condition after he was struck by a Canadian National...
  • Charges could prompt film industry to take crew safety more seriously

    Criminal charges brought against producers of the independent film "Midnight Rider," which was shut down after a deadly train crash, could prompt the movie industry to take crew safety more seriously on risky location shoots, industry experts say. A...
  • Downers Grove training puts first responders inside school shooting scenario

    Downers Grove training puts first responders inside school shooting scenario
    An actor carrying a black backpack strode toward the entrance of the Alumni Hall on the Downers Grove Midwestern University campus at 8:30 a.m. Friday. He stopped and yelled at a man passing by, pulled out a blue, fake pistol and fired. Snap. The man...
  • Blotter: Woman defecates in a Downers Grove parking lot

    Blotter: Woman defecates in a Downers Grove parking lot
    The following items were taken from police reports: A 47-year-old Montgomery man was arrested Aug. 11 for disorderly conduct after he shouted and yelled at a clerk at the Downtown Food Mart who refused to sell him alcohol. A 41-year-old Westmont man...
  • China calls in sick, burns midnight oil to watch World Cup

    China calls in sick, burns midnight oil to watch World Cup
    The matches are broadcast in the dead of night, and China can’t even root for itself this year. But that hasn’t stopped Chinese soccer enthusiasts from going World Cup crazy. Hard-core fans were preparing for the action by buying fake...
  • France routs Switzerland

    France routs Switzerland
    SALVADOR, Brazil - Rampant France sparkled in a 5-2 mauling of neighbors Switzerland in World Cup Group E on Friday to move closer to knockout phase four years after one of their darkest days. France, who beat Honduras 3-0 in their opening game, top...
  • Freight train strikes pedestrian in Lake Forest

    A pedestrian was struck by a freight train in Lake Forest this evening, authorities said. The pedestrian was hit about 7:50 p.m. near Metra's Lake Forest Station, said Michael Gillis, a spokesman for Metra. The incident snarled traffic on the commuter...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...