| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:33 AM
The following items were taken from Wheaton police reports:
Someone tried to pry off wheel caps on a vehicle that was parked in the 1200 block of Briarbrook between 8 p.m. on July 27 and 7 a.m. on July 28. The pry marks were consistent with a flat-...
| Jul 14, 2014
As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show.
Although mile-long trains hauling...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:20 PM
One of the largest U.S. railroads and one of the largest labor organizations representing railroad workers have reached a tentative agreement to allow one person to operate a train on routes protected by a new collision-avoidance system required by...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:27 AM
This is regarding the Village of Elwood and the CenterPoint Intermodal Center.
Since the 1930s, the area surrounding Elwood has historically been a site of high-intensity military manufacturing with heavy rail and truck traffic. At the time that...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:23 PM
The public should play a part in deciding how the CTA will compensate property owners in the path of the future Red Line south extension, South Side religious leaders said Wednesday, a proposal transit agency officials said isn’t viable because of...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Prosecutors are seeking the cellphone records of the Geneva man accused of strangling his wife before leaving her body on railroad tracks near their home.
In a brief court hearing today, Kane County Judge James Hallock set a court date for Thursday to...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:39 PM
From the sidewalk in front of her apartment in Cicero, Yolanda Foster can see long freight trains and an endless line of trucks rumbling day and night through the sprawling rail yard across the street.
What she can't see are the clouds of microscopic...
| Jul 9, 2014
Elwood residents have long tolerated growing tractor-trailer traffic that rattles homes, strains nerves and interrupts funeral processions to the nearby national military cemetery. But with 8,000 big rigs rolling through town each day, many say their...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:20 AM
It is one thing to build a new van with a high roof height, quite another to ship it to dealers.
That was among the challenges Ford faced as it made plans to build and sell the Ford Transit full-size van and wagon in the U.S. for the first time.
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:46 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - As North Americans hit the highways, airports and rails for vacations this summer, it's not hard to believe that some of the most robust stocks are in the transportation industry - particularly in an improving economy. Transportation...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The following items were taken from Oak Park Police Department reports:
A man desribed to be in his 30s with a beard and his hair in dreadlocks tried to lure an Oak Park boy into his white Chevrolet van on the 600 block of South Ridgeland Avenue at 2:35...