| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Hundreds of residents gathered Sunday to mourn a Northern California teen who they hailed as a hero for sacrificing himself by shoving his girlfriend out of the direct path of an oncoming Union Pacific train.
Mateus Moore, 16, was pronounced dead at the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Three days after a Northern California teen was struck and killed by an oncoming train as he pushed his girlfriend out of its direct path, classmates returned to a somber campus Monday teeming with counselors.
“We really don’t know what to...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:32 PM
The CTA said Wednesday it is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the Red Line’s aging north branch tracks and stations, just hours after South Siders aired complaints to the agency’s board that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...
| Dec 27, 2013
Silver once was the lure that brought people to this tiny town nestled in Wasatch Range some 40 miles east of Salt Lake City. Now it's the Olympics-caliber skiing and the stars of the silver screen who descend every January, when the Sundance Film...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:55 PM
The roadway under the Union Pacific Railroad bridge on Shermer Road near the Glenview-Northbrook border could reopen as early as May, according to officials.
The strip of the road, which was crushed by a collapsed bridge after the July 4, 2012,...
| Sep 13, 2013
On Sept. 12, 2008, hundreds of Los Angeles-area commuters had begun their trips home from work, reflecting on their days and making plans for the evening ahead as they relaxed aboard Metrolink 111. At 4:22 p.m., however, those plans — and their...
| Feb 13, 2014
Who doesn't love a train? Who cannot fail to be seduced by the most appealing vehicle in human history — the rail-induced sensuality of "Brief Encounter," the desperate heroism of engineer Casey Jones, the creative muscle of the Big Four railroad...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:24 PM
News briefs from around Lake Forest and Libertyville.
City Manager Bob Kiely has been appointed to the Illinois Municipal League's Legislative Committee, which lobbies for municipalities and for keeping decision-making...
| Jan 28, 2014
A developer wants to demolish the McChesney & Miller grocery store in downtown Glen Ellyn, combine that property with a village-owned commuter parking lot and construct a 185-unit apartment complex and a three-story, public parking deck.
For more than a...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:45 PM
A vehicle was struck by a Metra train in Des Plaines this afternoon, authorities said.
The train, which was headed for Des Plaines from downtown Chicago, hit a vehicle at River Road in Des Plaines about 4 p.m., as it was arriving at its destination,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:12 PM
WASHINGTON – After New York’s deadly train derailment, Congress should hold firm to a 2015 deadline for railroads to install systems that will automatically slow down or stop trains if engineers exceed speed limits or are on a collision course...