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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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.......
  • Mosquito Spraying This Weekend in San Joaquin County

    Ground spraying to kill mosquitos will happen Friday or Saturday morning in the Stockton area. The San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District say the spraying will take place from 3:30 to 6 a.m. either Friday, or Saturday depending on the...
  • 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....
  • Freight train derails on Harbor Island, fuel spilled

    Freight train derails on Harbor Island, fuel spilled
    Around 600 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled when a Union Pacific Railroad train derailed on Harbor Island Monday night. The Washington Department of Ecology, Union Pacific Railroad, the U.S. Coast Guard, Seattle Public Utilities and a cleanup...
  • 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...
  • Public meeting scheduled on UP North projects

    North Side residents will get a close look tonight at Metra's plans to rebuild 22 bridges along the UP North Line. The commuter rail line, the Union Pacific Railroad and Chicago officials will hold a public forum to review plans for streetscape, station...
  • O'Hare runway construction: Flying into a danger zone

    O'Hare runway construction: Flying into a danger zone
    The almost-completed first phase of O'Hare International Airport's expansion had close calls that could have resulted in fatal airplane crashes, according to a Tribune investigation of incidents filed with the Federal Aviation Administration. As the...
  • Illinois can vie for $2.4 billion in high-speed rail cash

    Illinois and other states with high-speed passenger rail programs will be allowed to compete for $2.4 billion in federal funds that Florida turned down when its governor killed a fast-trains project between Orlando and Tampa, the U.S. Department of...