| Feb 24, 2011
| 6:54 AM
Illinois lawmakers said today they will fight a move by Republicans in the U.S. House to scrap funding for a key railroad improvement project designed to increase capacity and eliminate a notorious freight and passenger train bottleneck on Chicago's South...
| Aug 27, 2010
| 8:20 PM
Gov. Bob McDonnell has filled out his new military commission, which will meet this week to discuss the proposed closing of Joint Forces Command in Norfolk.
The group includes a Hampton Roads contingent of state lawmakers, private sector officials and...
| 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...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 10:34 AM
Rick Santorum, whose campaign has seemed like something out of a science fiction novel to the Pennsylvanians who ended his political career six years ago, is kicking off his return to the state in the aptly named town of Mars.
The former U.S. senator,...
| 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...