| Oct 24, 2011
| 2:20 PM
The National Park Service is planning six prescribed burns this fall for the Indiana National Lakeshore.
The burns will happen sometime between now and Thanksgiving because weather conditions play such a significant role in determining whether the time...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 3:01 PM
A reported fire on a freight train has caused delays on the CTA's Red Line near 63rd Street in the Englewood neighborhood, officials said.
According to the CTA website, Red Line trains bypassed the 63rd Street station because of fire activity in the...
| Dec 16, 2012
The first time William C. Wooldridge held an antique map of Virginia, he was a young Army officer taking a meandering, homesick stroll through the streets of Heidelberg, Germany.
Catching his eye from an old print shop window, the early 1600s map...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 12:58 AM
A female bicyclist was struck and killed by a semi-trailer truck in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said.
The semi was entering the Norfolk Southern facility in the 300 block of West 47th Street around 1:40 p.m. Monday when it...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 3:05 PM
A female bicyclist who was struck and killed by a semi-trailer truck Monday on the South Side has been identified, authorities said.
Evelyn Dean was pronounced dead at 2 p.m. at the scene, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 6:11 PM
The derailment that killed two young women in Ellicott City Tuesday morning adds one more incident to a long history of CSX trains leaving the tracks in Maryland — from little-remembered events in the company's own railyards to the spectacular...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 6:36 PM
Within hours of the CSX train derailment that killed two young women in Ellicott City early Tuesday, investigators from the National Transportation Safety board were on the scene to determine why it happened.
When tragedy strikes in the nation's skies or...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:29 PM
Debbie Hurd sees it in the parking lots along North Point Boulevard — the answer to what life would be like if the steel mill that fueled the tight-knit communities near Sparrows Point never reopens.
Fewer cars. Fewer customers for businesses....
| Jul 9, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Nearly 2 million residents are being asked to conserve drinking water for the next three weeks so crews can complete "proactive" repairs to an aging water main in Southwest Baltimore that serves the region.
Alfred H. Foxx, Baltimore's public works...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Michigan’s version of high-speed passenger rail has hit a speed bump.
Barely a month after Amtrak trains started running at 110 mph in parts of Michigan on the Chicago-to-Detroit route, the passenger service is now crawling as slow as 25 mph on a...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:21 AM
Williamsburg's Bruce Hornsby is heading out on the festival circuit this summer and -- his local fans will be happy to know -- he's included his home region on his itinerary. The piano-pumping maestro will play a free concert at Norfolk's Harborfest...