| 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,...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Chicago crowned its newest kings Wednesday, as thousands turned out to celebrate Jackie Robinson West's improbable run in the Little League World Series.
The players — most of whom had just started preschool the last time the city hoisted a...
| 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-...
| Aug 20, 2014
Oct. 16, 1976: Jack Hereford makes his way up Kelso Dune in Mojave Desert during investigation of mysterious sounds emanating there...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...