| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:18 PM
At least 10 people were killed and five were injured Wednesday when a prison bus skidded off an icy overpass in West Texas and collided with a passing train, officials said.
Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson said the bus careened off an Interstate...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Lake Forest’s downtown train station will be getting the second phase of its facelift this year and it will not cost a dime of municipal funds.
With a new roof and hip dormers in place, the city will complete refurbishing of the exterior envelope...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 11:28 AM
SHERMER ROAD RE-OPENING
Shermer Road reopened July 3 to traffic after a train accident killed a Glenview couple and rattled the North Shore suburbs on a hot summer holiday.
On July 4, 2012, a Union Pacific freight train derailed on the viaduct on...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 11:03 AM
No one knows with certainty what the new year will bring. But here are some stories that are likely to make news in 2015.
School board race in District 86
The race for three vacancies on the Hinsdale Township District 86 School board is likely to be...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 1:35 PM
New elected officials, developments along Roosevelt Road, downtown redevelopment projects and proposed subdivisions on Wheaton's north side facing plenty of opposition are expected to be some of the major issues in 2015 in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn....
| Jan 2, 2015
| 6:37 PM
The stunning collapse in oil prices over the past several months won't derail the railroads' profit engine even if it does slow the tremendous growth in crude shipments seen in recent years.
Carloads of crude oil spiked well over 4000 percent between...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 5:05 AM
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. �� Every day, strings of black tank cars filled with crude oil roll slowly across a long wooden railroad bridge over the Black Warrior River.
The 116-year-old bridge is a landmark in this city of 95,000 people, home to...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 2:34 PM
Geneva residents can expect a lot more noise downtown in January — including frequent train horns — as the Third Street Commuter Parking Deck enters its last month of construction.
From Monday to Jan. 16, Walsh...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 12:59 PM
A Maine South High School senior's suggestion for improving a "creepy" part of Park Ridge has gained the attention of elected officials.
For a civics class project, Kirstie Zimmerman wrote to Mayor David Schmidt with three suggestions for the city:...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Prosecutors on Wednesday cited pending lab tests in a request to delay the upcoming trial of a Geneva man accused of killing his wife earlier this year.
Shadwick King, 47, has been indicted on two counts of murder in the death of his wife of 10 years,...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Some Winnetka officials say they're frustrated the town has lost its last ticket agent at the Hubbard Woods Metra station.
The decision was made because the Hubbard Woods station had the lowest volume of ticket sales at Metra's 75 staffed depots, with...