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  • 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...
  • Railroad closings begin today

     
    Railroad crossings in Des Plaines will close starting today for repair work, officials said. The Union Pacific Railroad crossing on Oakton Street, between Wolf and …...
  • 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...
  • Elmhurst plans railroad safety blitz

     
    The Elmhurst Police Department, along with the Union Pacific Railroad and Metra, will conduct a railroad safety blitz during the morning commute,  from 5:30 a.m. …...
  • Evanston welcomes new Metra chief

     
    Evanston city officials gave a guided tour of the city’s Metra facilities Friday morning for the rail agency’s new executive director. Alex Clifford, who was …...
  • Millsdale Road closed until December

     
    A part of Millsdale Road on the city's south side closed today for road construction. Millsdale, between Patterson Road to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, …...
  • Bank fraud, woman watches man break taillight, and more

     
    The following items were taken from Downers Grove police reports on Oct. 3. Theft A two-way radio, worth $1,500, and some CDs were stolen from …...
  • 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,...
  • Route 47 work continues, Kreutzer Road project looms

     
    Flaggers will continue to slow traffic on Route 47 this week as crews continue with pavement removal. The work on the west side of Route …...
  • Railroad overpass work taking longer than expected

     
    Construction on the Union Pacific Railroad overpass at Shermer Road was supposed to wrap up in August — but it’s going to take a little …...