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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Restaurants, Food & Spirits

    Restaurants, Food & Spirits
    This list is not all-inclusive American Contemporary Abigail's American Bistro 493 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, 847-849-1009 Abigail's surrounds diners with a sophisticated setting of soothing earth tones with splashes of color and a menu of...
  • New train safety system unveiled with '08 Metrolink crash in mind

    New train safety system unveiled with '08 Metrolink crash in mind
    Transportation officials are scheduled to unveil a safety measure Monday morning designed to keep trains from colliding even in case of human error. The system uses global positioning system technology to keep track of trains, and if two get too close or...
  • 4th Austin murder in week: A family just wants to know if it's their son

    4th Austin murder in week: A family just wants to know if it's their son
    Leetema Daniels' family negotiated with police 25 feet from where his body lay in a West Side gangway just after midnight Saturday morning. Their faces – the tears, the strained looks, the tension in their throats and cheeks before they screamed...
  • 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....
  • 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.......
  • Central Valley farm groups threaten to sue over bullet train plan

     
    State bullet train officials set the stage for possible legal challenges from powerful Central Valley farming interests by approving the environmental review for an initial section of track to be built from Merced to Fresno....
  • U.S. attorney blasts wildfire proposal

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown’s new budget proposal includes a provision that would limit legal liability for causing wildfires, a clause that the U.S. attorney in Sacramento on Thursday blasted as a “fairly cynical attempt” to benefit the powerful...
  • Ex-Marine says tattoo with general's tough words got him fired

     
    A former Marine claims he got fired from his civilian job as a railroad conductor because he has a tattoo on his arm with the tough words uttered by a Marine general during the early part of the Iraq war....
  • Reporter's Notebook: The man, the myth, the judge

    NEWPORT BEACH — There was some downright bawdy history being bantered about last week inside the Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom in the Balboa Pavillion. And it was brought to you by some of the people who know Balboa the best: men and...