| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:04 PM
A pedestrian was struck by a freight train in Lake Forest this evening, authorities said.
The pedestrian was hit about 7:50 p.m. near Metra's Lake Forest Station, said Michael Gillis, a spokesman for Metra.
The incident snarled traffic on the commuter...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:09 PM
A woman was injured this afternoon after the station wagon she was driving was struck by an outbound Amtrak train in West Suburban Riverside, police said.
The accident happened at 2:39 p.m. at the grade crossing on Harlem Avenue, said Riverside Police...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:47 PM
A 66-year-old man was fatally struck by a Metra train as he apparently tried to cross the train tracks in west suburban La Grange on Tuesday evening, authorities said.
The man was struck about 7:25 p.m. by an express train headed outbound from Chicago on...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Highland Park residents Stephanie Orsi, 48, and Frank Orsi, 54 have brought a Chicago Taylor Street tradition to the recently renovated Highwood Train Station with Orsi's Italian Ice. For the past two years, they operated a concession stand at the...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:13 PM
A man in his late 40s was found with a serious head injury near Metra's Union Pacific North Line tracks in Glencoe this morning.
David DiPaolo, 49, of Winnetka, was spotted by a Metra worker just after 6 a.m. and was taken to Evanston Hospital,...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:01 PM
A 17-year-old Northwest Side boy was struck and killed by a Metra train while walking to Taft High School on Friday morning, officials said.
Erik Lucansky was trying to cross the tracks at Avondale and Bryn Mawr avenues in the Old Norwood Park...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:32 AM
An already difficult morning commute on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line got worse when a train and a vehicle collided near west suburban Hinsdale, slowing down trains on a line that had been closed earlier because of a freight train accident....
| Jun 28, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Metra trains on the BNSF line were running normally again through Hinsdale about 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon after an accident involving a freight train fouled up commutes for some riders earlier in the day.
A freight train Saturday morning struck a...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:41 AM
Diners who want to sit down for a salad or flat bread at Hinsdale's downtown train station are out of luck for the time being.
Cosi, a restaurant that had been in the station for about 9 years, has closed its doors.
Marc Cella, founder of Hinsdale-...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:10 PM
A 46-year-old man from Gurnee was in very critical condition Saturday after he apparently tried to go around railroad crossing gates on Route 134 in Round Lake Park and was struck by a Metra train making a special run from Chicago for people who...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:34 AM
The thousands making their way downtown for this morning’s World Cup viewing party in Grant Park are being asked to make it an alcohol-free event.
Metra has banning alcohol from all its trains, and organizers are prohibiting it from the event. Beer...