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  • 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...
  • 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.,...
  • Walter Chrysler

    Walter Chrysler
    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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Wooo!' Amtrak train briefly hits 111 mph in test run

    'Wooo!' Amtrak train briefly hits 111 mph in test run
    ABOARD AMTRAK TEST TRAIN – The fierce, unresolved debate over whether the U.S. can afford to invest billions of dollars on high-speed passenger rail seemed to fall by the wayside, at least temporarily, in the heartland on Friday when an Amtrak train...
  • Luxury party train between SoCal and Vegas: En route in 2013?

    Luxury party train between SoCal and Vegas: En route in 2013?
    Travelers headed to Las Vegas for some weekend fun may soon be able to begin their debauchery five hours earlier, if a proposed passenger train line between Southern California and Sin City materializes as planned next year. Las Vegas Railway Express...
  • 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...
  • 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....