| 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 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 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Although most people think of oil spills in California as potential beachfront disasters, there is new anxiety in Sacramento about the surge of crude oil now coming through the state each day by train.
Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want to avoid the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:11 PM
The breakdown of a four-mile-long Union Pacific freight train Thursday afternoon has delayed Metrolink service to Riverside since 1 p.m., railroad officials said.
Mechanical problems forced the Union Pacific train to stop on Metrolink's Riverside Line...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:14 PM
When California voters approved $9 billion in funding for a bullet train in 2008, the ballot measure included the strictest engineering and spending controls ever placed on a major state project.
Voters were told that the high-speed trains would hit 220...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:35 AM
The CTA and Metra will run longer trains over the weekend to accommodate an expected surge of riders avoiding increased congestion on Chicago-area highways due to demolition of the Ontario Street bridge downtown, which will reduce capacity on the...
| May 23, 2014
| 11:05 PM
A state appellate court panel on Friday zeroed in on technical and procedural issues that could signal trouble for Central Valley groups fighting California's proposed bullet train project.
During an hour of oral arguments in Sacramento, the three-...
| 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...
| 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...