| Jul 3, 2011
| 10:22 AM
Two people were seriously injured when the pickup truck they were in collided with a freight train locomotive in Itasca early this morning, officials said.
The collision between the truck and one of two attached locomotives happened about 2:53 a.m. on...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 7:33 AM
Bond was set at $500,000 today for a Carol Stream man accused of driving drunk when he drove his pickup truck into a freight train locomotive a week ago in Itasca, causing the death of a passenger in his car.
Jeffrey S. Fisher, 39, of the 700 block of...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 2:27 AM
A freight train derailment in Elgin won't disrupt Metra service as much as originally anticipated.
Metra originally said it would be running shuttle buses between Elgin's Chicago Street station and Bartlett station to get around the derailment. But...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 3:52 PM
It's become an annual traditoin, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train comes chugging through the midwest, stopping to spread cheer through the north suburbs.
The locomotive is covered in thousands of LED lights. A car at the center has a flip down stage,...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Delays continued on Metra's Milwaukee District-West and North Central lines during the evening rush after a freight train derailed on the Northwest Side earlier today.
Even though crews were able to open one track within an hour, two trains have been...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:49 AM
A freight train derailment on the Northwest Side blocked all trains on the Milwaukee District-West Line for this morning, but Metra says crews were able to open one track within an hour.
A Canadian Pacific freight train coming off the Belt Railway near...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 3:54 PM
A Canadian Pacific Railroad freight car had to be moved after several of its wheels came off the tracks leaving the car blocking an intersection in west suburban Franklin Park, officials said.
The incident happened at about 4 p.m. today when crews were...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Two adolscent boys suffered serious injuries when they jumped off a train box car near Fullerton Avenue and Pulaski Road in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
One is 14 years old and the...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 11:39 AM
A commercial airplane carrying at least 121 people crashed Friday in Rawalpindi just before it was to land at an airport in Islamabad, according to Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority, which cited poor weather as a possible factor.
The Bhoja Air Boeing...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 11:55 AM
A commercial airplane carrying at least 121 people crashed Friday in Rawalpindi just before it was to land at an airport in Islamabad, according toPakistan'sCivil Aviation Authority, which cited poor weather as a possible factor. No survivors have been...
| Jan 22, 2006
THOUGH fiercely buffeted by political crosswinds in 2005, Amtrak apparently has survived the political pressure that culminated with the firing of the company's president. As of now, the existing network will continue for 2006.
On the plus side, the...