| 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 3, 2014
| 3:43 PM
After being closed for almost two years, the roadway under the Union Pacific Railroad bridge on Shermer Road near the Glenview-Northbrook border officially reopened this morning, according to Glenview officials.
The road closed down after a train...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:20 PM
A 32-year-old Geneva woman was found dead on the Union Pacific Railway tracks east of the Fox River on Sunday morning, authorities said.
Just before 7 a.m., Geneva Police Department officers responded to a report of a woman lying on the tracks south...
| 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 23, 2014
| 2:13 PM
A proposal for a Dunkin' Donuts drive-through in Glenview is drawing opposition from nearby residents who say they are concerned about congestion in the area.
The Dunkin' Donuts would occupy an existing building at 1945 Willow Road just east of the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Two people died and two others were injured after two Union Pacific trains carrying toxic chemicals collided in Arkansas early Sunday, officials said reported.
A portion of the town of Hoxie was evacuated shortly after the 3 a.m. crash, according to the...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The 606 is one of many projects to transform defunct rail lines into public walkways and parks.
“Rails-to-Trails” projects have gained popularity in recent years among urban preservationists, architecture geeks and people who don't want to...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:17 PM
The route of the planned CTA Red Line extension on the Far South Side will run either immediately east or west of a freight railroad right of way, a decision that narrows five alternatives for the estimated $2.3 billion project down to two "desirable...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday declared a state of emergency due to the effects of several wildfires burning in central and northern California counties.
Thousands of acres have burned in El Dorado, Amador, Butte, Humboldt, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa,...