| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 7:37 PM
Metra says service on its Milwaukee West Line may not be back to normal until Friday, at the earliest, because of a fiery freight train derailment in Bartlett near Elgin.
All trains have been blocked on the line since at least 22 cars of a Canadian...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:11 AM
A collision between a freight train and a car in west suburban Elmwood Park this morning closed Grand Avenue to traffic between 76th and Harlem avenues, police said.
Harlem Avenue was also blocked at Grand by the stopped train.
There were no immediate...
| 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...
| 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...