| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Park Ridge's downtown Metra station house will stay open even if they city does not renew its lease with the Union Pacific Railroad, railroad officials say.
"It's a 'possibility' they would close the depot if we don't sign," City Manager Shawn...
| 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...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:35 PM
After three days of pageants and parades on Alameda Street with half a million spectators, Union Station opened on May 7, 1939. It was a Sunday.
A man jumped from a Pullman car window to claim bragging rights as the first passenger to arrive by train....