| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The train is bearing down on me. I hear its piercing whistle, feel its rumble, before I ever see it, of course.
I am stuck on the tracks. Specifically, I have just started crossing the final narrow bridge back from the trek along the Union Pacific...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Internet stock analysts at brokerage Morgan Stanley wrote their 2001 investment outlook in December 2000, they laid out glowing assessments of the future for Yahoo Inc. and rival America Online.
There would be "a few huge winners" in the long run...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:57 AM
A Melrose Park woman died Thurday night after she was struck by a freight train in Maywood, officials said.
The 50-year-old woman was hit near the intersection of First Avenue and Main Street.
She was pronounced dead on the scene at 11:30 p.m....
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:52 AM
Storms continued to cause cancellations at Chicago's airports Friday morning, but travel on the ground also had its challenges, with downed power lines halting all trains on the Union Pacific Northwest Line for more than two hours.
As of 9:45 a.m.,...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The following items were taken from Wheaton police reports:
A 19-year-old man of the 700 block of Church Street in West Chicago was arrested at Polo and Roosevelt on Sept. 18 on a charge of driving on a suspended license, police reported. He posted bail...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:48 AM
The Glen Ellyn Village Board on Monday night unanimously voted to bring a portion of the Glen Oak Country Club into the village limits, concluding a process that began a decade ago with discussions between club officials and village representatives....
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:36 PM
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Jackie Robinson West team was getting ready to go live on ESPN after Sunday's loss to South Korea in the Little League World Series championship game when manager Darold Butler's phone rang.
It was President Obama's...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 6:51 PM
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Jackie Robinson West team that stole the hearts of Chicago isn't going away any time soon.
Despite the 8-4 loss to South Korea in Sunday's Little League World Series championship game, the celebration of the...
| 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...