| May 30, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A welding repair job inside the firing range of the Villa Park VFW ignited a fire that quickly escalated and caused an apparent explosion. A …...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 7:38 PM
A Metra train struck and killed a person Friday evening near the Arlington Heights station, Metra officials said.
Train No. 631, a Union Pacific West Line train, left Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center about 4:45p.m. and struck a pedestrian...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 8:24 PM
A small rockslide left a Roseville-bound Amtrak train stopped and its passengers stranded behind a Union Pacific train near Auburn for several hours Friday evening.
The trains were stopped since 5:30 p.m. Friday. Union Pacific spokesperson Aaron Hunt...
| Mar 23, 2012
Update: Police in Russell have identified the 9-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a train on Thursday as Isaac Ehrlich.
The Russell Police Department says the boy was hit by an eastbound train just after eleven o'clock Thursday morning. He died...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 1:25 PM
A Metra Union Pacific West Line train struck and killed someone in Glen Ellyn this afternoon, disrupting both inbound and outbound service on a line that serves the west suburbs, authorities said.
Outbound Train No. 33 that left Ogilvie Transportation...
| Apr 12, 2012
Handing high school students $35,000 with which to play the stock market might not seem like the best way to boost a school endowment, but in 1997, that is what trustees at Flintridge Preparatory School did.
The gamble has paid off.
Over the years,...
| May 21, 2012
| 6:50 PM
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — With its just-opened million-dollar makeover, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum beckons visitors of all ages to downtown Council Bluffs. But to get the full experience, be sure to bring a kid along.
Youngsters are more likely...
| May 27, 2012
| 9:11 AM
Metra train service on the Union Pacific West lines was delayed this morning after an inbound train struck a pedestrian in Lombard, officials said.
Train No. 504, headed into Chicago from Elburn, struck a pedestrian near Grace and St. Charles Streets...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:14 AM
CTA trains were running on normal schedules on the Red, Brown and Purple lines this morning, a day after an extra-alarm fire at a furniture store along the tracks halted service for nearly three hours during the evening rush.
Heavy construction equipment...
| May 29, 2012
| 6:35 PM
Metra trains were delayed more than two hours on the Union Pacific North Line after a person was struck and killed by a train near the Ravenswood stop on the North Side this afternoon, officials said.
The person was hit and killed about 4:30 p.m. by...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 8:38 AM
A person was hit by a freight train and killed early this morning in west suburban Geneva, police said.
The male victim’s identity was not available immediately, but the Kane County Coroner’s office was sent to the scene, according to police....