| Jan 25, 2014
| 5:10 PM
A massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy will roll out of Pomona’s Fairplex on Sunday morning on its way to restoration at Union Pacific’s rail yard in Cheyenne, Wyo., and its eventual return to rail tracks across America.
| Jan 27, 2014
| 9:52 AM
The Union Pacific Railroad has apologized for a closed station at Davis Street in Evanston on the Union Pacific North line last Thursday afternoon that kept customers outside in the cold.
Union Pacific has notified communities along its lines that it...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Metra trains were experiencing scattered delays during the evening commute Monday as the agency continued to warn commuters they may have longer waits because of the extreme cold.
But Metra said it still hoped there will be no cancellations or other...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: Any info on my gas coin? It's marked "Johnson Gasolene" and "Century of Progress, Chicago, IL."
A: What the reader calls a "gas coin" is actually a souvenir from the 1933-34 World's Fair in Chicago.
First, we need to address what looks like a...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:22 AM
March 1937: American Airline Douglas DST fuselage is towed down Wilshire Blvd. right past a Union Pacific billboard....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Attorneys for the parents of an 18-year-old man who died two years ago in a collision that involved a Union Pacific Railroad truck announced a $2.75-million verdict Friday in their favor.
Blake Cadoret "was driving his car southbound on Sierra Highway...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Metra Union Pacific-Northwest Line trains were delayed this evening after an outbound train hit a car in Des Plaines, according to the agency.
Train No. 633, scheduled to arrive in Barrington at 5:54 p.m., hit the car near the line's Des Plaines station...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 3:31 PM
All trains were stopped on the Union Pacific Northwest Line this morning after a train bound for Chicago struck and killed a 54-year-old man near the Des Plaines station at about 7:30 a.m., officials said.
The man, who was from Des Plaines, was struck by...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:17 PM
A man died this morning after being hit by a freight train in Geneva, police said.
At 8:45 a.m., Geneva police responded to the area near Randall and Keslinger roads to reports of a pedestrian struck by a train. The victim was found on the tracks in the...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 10:45 PM
Thunder was the music and lightning the light show for a time this afternoon, causing evacuation of the Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park while a powerful storm front tore through the Chicago area.
About 2 1/2 hours later the festival reopened, and the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Maintenance crews restored power to tens of thousands of homes overnight after severe thunderstorms in the Chicago region brought powerful winds and reports of funnel clouds Wednesday evening.
By 11:30 a.m., of the more than 78,000 customers affected by...