| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:29 PM
A Metra train struck and killed a pedestrian near the Union Pacific-North Line's Zion station this afternoon, authorities said.
UP-North Line Train No. 325 hit a male pedestrian near 27th Street in Zion, just south of the Zion station, about 2 p.m.,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Long-sought plans to restore passenger rail service next year between Chicago and Rockford got a boost Thursday with the announcement of a new route.
Service between the two cities stopped in 1981.
The new Amtrak service will begin in late 2015 with...
| 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...
| Jul 14, 2014
As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show.
Although mile-long trains hauling...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Prosecutors are seeking the cellphone records of the Geneva man accused of strangling his wife before leaving her body on railroad tracks near their home.
In a brief court hearing today, Kane County Judge James Hallock set a court date for Thursday to...
| 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...