| Apr 15, 2012
| 6:19 PM
A man was found dead, apparently struck by a train, along a railroad line in Joliet early this morning, authorities said.
The man, 37 and from Joliet, was declared dead at 6:20 a.m. on the scene north of Zurich Road, east of McKinley Street in Joliet,...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 12:12 PM
The driver of a vehicle pushed off railroad tracks and onto its side Tuesday by a freight train in Wheaton was able to exit his vehicle on his own, Wheaton police said.
A 52-year-old Wheaton man was transported to Central DuPage Hospital for...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Elden Hughes, a crusader for wild places and a leader of the Sierra Club's battles to protect desert wilderness from development and abuse, has died. He was 80.
Hughes, who died of prostate cancer early Sunday at his home in Joshua Tree, Calif., was a...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 5:02 PM
“Hell on Wheels” stars Common and Anson Mount sport “300”-worthy torsos during a brawl in the Western’s next episode—but don’t suggest to Common that those abs were spray-tanned on.
“No, we don’t...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 5:40 AM
Rapper-turned-movie-actor Common wasn't looking for a TV role, but something about Elam Ferguson drew him to AMC's new Western "Hell on Wheels."
"I hadn't seen any material written this great for a black character, especially of this time period, and I...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:02 PM
From the Great Pyramids to Hoover Dam, no massive, ambitious enterprise has ever come to fruition without a cost paid as much in blood and pain as in money -- and the First Transcontinental Railroad is no exception.
On Sunday, Nov. 6, AMC premieres "Hell...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 8:51 AM
From the Kansas Historical Society:
Automaker. Born: April 2, 1875, Wamego, Kansas. Married: Della V. Forker, of Ellis, Kansas, June 1901 (died 1938). Died: August 18, 1940 Great Neck, N.Y.
Walter Percy Chrysler was born April 2, 1875, in Wamego,...
| Sep 1, 2011
Two American history shows -- one looking at the sweeping changes spawned by the transcontinental railroad and the other at how Civil War photographs influenced the ways the nation grieved -- will highlight the 2012 exhibition season at the Huntington.......
| Aug 16, 2011
| 7:37 PM
A person was found injured by a freight train on railroad tracks on the Near West side this evening, officials said.
Fire crews were called to Union Pacific Railroad tracks that run parallel to Talman Avenue, at Washington Boulevard, about 8:15 p.m.,...
| Aug 12, 2011
Texas Gov. Rick Perry may steal some political thunder from the traditional Republican Ames Straw Poll....
| Jun 1, 2011
| 3:02 PM
Inbound and outbound Metra Union Pacific West Line trains were delayed this afternoon after a suspicious package -- later determined to be a device used in a treasure hunt game -- was discovered hanging over the train tracks, officials said.