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  • Man likely hit by train is found dead near Joliet railroad track

    Man likely hit by train is found dead near Joliet railroad track
    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,...
  • Freight train hits car in Wheaton, driver able to escape

    Freight train hits car in Wheaton, driver able to escape
    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...
  • Elden Hughes dies at 80; longtime Sierra Club leader

    Elden Hughes dies at 80; longtime Sierra Club leader
    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...
  • Common on his shirtless 'Hell on Wheels' fight: Those abs are real!

    Common on his shirtless 'Hell on Wheels' fight: Those abs are real!
    “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...
  • Common goes West

    Common goes West
    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...
  • AMC's 'Hell on Wheels' follows blood and vice on the march west

    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...
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  • Huntington Library sets shows on American history, Chinese mirrors

     
    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.......
  • Person injured by freight train on Near West Side

    Person injured by freight train on Near West Side
    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.,...
  • Inside the Ames Straw Poll and what else to watch for

     
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry may steal some political thunder from the traditional Republican Ames Straw Poll....
  • Treasure hunt game device halts Metra trains

    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. A passerby...