| Feb 28, 2012
| 7:50 AM
A 15-year-old boy was fatally struck by a train on Metra's Union Pacific North Line near Lake Forest Tuesday morning, officials said.
The accident happened around 7:25 a.m. and involved an inbound train from Kenosha, according to a Metra spokesman.
| Mar 2, 2012
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - The good news is that soybean market demand is growing faster than world soybean production, and that condition should remain for several more years.
The better news is that farmers in North Dakota and the Upper Midwest can take...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 1:29 AM
A 41-year-old man was pinned under his vehicle in an off-road accident Sunday afternoon, according to Imperial County Sheriff’s call logs.
The incident was reported about 1:30 p.m. at the State Park Palm Canyon, according to the logs, and when...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 12:16 AM
WINTERHAVEN—New protective equipment is coming to firefighters here, as the Union Pacific Foundation recently awarded the Fire Department with a much needed $7,500 in grant money, Fire Chief Steve Taylor said Thursday.
There are two types of...
| 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...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 11:07 PM
BRAWLEY — Frank Contreras remembers not expecting to be called to helm the Brawley Fire Department when he got the call from the city manager on Dec. 22, 1992.
Then-City Manager Roger Bennett asked Contreras if he could do him a little favor by...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 2:33 AM
Frank Contreras has seen a lot and been through a lot during his nearly two decades as chief of the Brawley Fire Department.
He’s watched the department go through particularly lean times, where staffing was at ridiculously low levels in which he...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 6:47 AM
Freezing rain caused multiple spinouts and accidents on area roadways this morning, but the situation got better as the morning rush hour wore on, officials said.
"It looks like we're getting it under control," a dispatcher for the Illinois Department of...