| 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-...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:58 PM
A 34-year-old woman was struck and killed by an inbound Union Pacific Northwest train near Arlington Park this morning, officials said..
The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. at Rohlwing Road near the Arlington Park station, said Metra spokesman Tom...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Authorities said a contractor working on repairing the sewer system underneath the bridge on Shermer Road near the Glenview-Northbrook border hit a gas main this morning, causing evacuations in the area.
Glenview and Northbrook authorities responded...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Metra has apologized to customers for two locomotive breakdowns that caused hundreds of passengers on the UP Northwest line to be stuck on board trains for up to three hours.
The disruption Monday night stemmed from two separate mechanical issues, one...
| May 24, 2014
| 2:00 PM
City engineers, public works officials and developers stood on a hilltop just north of downtown on a recent weekday and gazed at a low-lying railroad yard dotted with weeds on the far side of the Los Angeles River channel.
To the uninitiated, it was a...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:43 AM
The CTA is holding an open house Tuesday about its $2.3 billion proposal to extend the Red Line from 95th Street to 130th Street.
The agency is looking to build four new stations near 103rd, 111th, 116th and 130th streets along Union Pacific Railroad...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:30 AM
From the first moment she opens up the case of General Gabler's famous pistols, Kate Fry's Hedda seems well aware of her name and how her story ends.
Director Kimberly Senior's slyly self-aware, shrewdly revisionist and thrillingly intimate new...
| 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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Spurred by two deadly crashes since 2005, Metrolink has now replaced almost all its fleet of aging rail cars with a state-of-the-art model designed to better protect passengers and crews during crashes.
Officials for the commuter railroad announced...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:47 PM
A "massive switching failure" is delaying several Metra lines 30-90 minutes, including three originating out of Union Station and one out of Ogilvie Station, a Metra spokeswoman said.
A series of switches near Western Avenue on a rail line that includes...