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  • Thousands still without power after storms hit Chicago region

    Thousands still without power after storms hit Chicago region
    Maintenance crews restored power to tens of thousands of homes overnight after severe thunderstorms in the Chicago region brought powerful winds and reports of funnel clouds Wednesday evening. By 11:30 a.m., of the more than 78,000 customers affected by...
  • A whoosh of fresh air at lively DuPage Children's Museum

    A whoosh of fresh air at lively DuPage Children's Museum
    Let's pretend for a moment that you're raising your kids the way people did in the olden days, before traveling taekwondo clubs and chess club championships and daylong birthday parties at paintball shooting ranges. In other words, let's pretend you'...
  • Metra trains on move again after disabled freight train on BNSF line is moved

    Metra trains on move again after disabled freight train on BNSF line is moved
    A disabled freight train that blocked Metra trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line for more than an hour has been moved and commuter service has resumed. The first five trains of the morning were either halted in face of the disabled freight...
  • Woman sitting on tracks hit by train

    Woman sitting on tracks hit by train
    A woman sitting on train tracks was hit by an eastbound Metra train and died in Naperville just before midnight Saturday, police said. The woman hasn't been identified by police, who said she was sitting about 500 feet east of the Loomis Street...
  • Deaf man's note spurs bomb threat response on Metra train

    Deaf man's note spurs bomb threat response on Metra train
    A miscommunication with a deaf person led police to erroneously believe a bomb threat was being made on a Metra train Monday night, leading to an emergency response, authorities said. Riverside police said this morning a Metra conductor flagged down a...
  • Man struck, killed by Metra BNSF train near Naperville

    Man struck, killed by Metra BNSF train near Naperville
    Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe service was shut down for almost 3 hours this evening after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train, officials said. The man died, according to a release from Naperville Police. His name was being withheld...
  • When that lonesome whistle blows, rail fans know where to line up

    When that lonesome whistle blows, rail fans know where to line up
    By day, Chicagoan Ted Wolff is a landscape architect. Off duty, he is a member of what he calls an invisible subculture. Known as "rail fans," "trainwatchers" or the self-deprecating term "foamers" (because they foam at the mouth when they see favorite...
  • Freight train kills pedestrian in Naperville

    Freight train kills pedestrian in Naperville
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a freight train in Naperville tonight, police said. At 7:13 p.m. police received a call of a person, reportedly a male, struck by a freight train on Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks near the Naperville Metra...
  • Pedestrian killed by Metra train in Berwyn

    Trains on Metra’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe line were moving again this evening -- but delayed -- after a man was struck and killed by a train in Berwyn, officials said. Berwyn fire officials were dispatched to the East Avenue crossing of the...
  • Metra finds 'alarming' pollution on some trains

    Metra finds 'alarming' pollution on some trains
    Metra's own testing of toxic diesel exhaust inside its passenger coaches shows the transit agency's pollution problems are more extensive and worrisome than it has publicly disclosed, according to records obtained by the Tribune. A summary of tests...
  • Man struck, killed by freight train in Riverside

    Man struck, killed by freight train in Riverside
    A 37-year-old former Riverside resident with health problems apparently committed suicide by stepping in front of a freight train in the western suburb, police said today. About 7:42 p.m. Friday the man, using a medical walker, got onto Burlington...