| Mar 30, 2014
| 3:38 PM
With winter finally waning, Lake County residents soon will need to watch for detours and closures caused by new and uncompleted road projects.
The county will spend $170 million on roads this year, the largest annual expenditure for transportation in...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:42 AM
No doubt there were some lumps in throats at Amtrak headquarters last month when they heard the words "collapse" and "rail line" in Baltimore. As it happens, it was a CSX freight line that was affected by the loss of a 120-year-old retaining wall in...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:49 PM
The initial cleanup of a landslide that spilled half a city block onto CSX Transportation tracks in Charles Village last week was paid for by the railroad. The city, meanwhile, issued hotel and grocery vouchers to displaced residents and began...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Amtrak trains operating in Chicago and across the Midwest have slogged through numerous delays and cancellations this winter, a problem fueled not only by unusually heavy snow and frigid temperatures but also, oddly, the unintended consequences of rolling...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:45 AM
As would-be vendors of medical marijuana scour Lake County for possible locations, Highland Park's Route 41 corridor could become a desirable area, city planning officials said at a recent meeting.
Officials said that in nearby communities like Highwood...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:35 PM
After three days of pageants and parades on Alameda Street with half a million spectators, Union Station opened on May 7, 1939. It was a Sunday.
A man jumped from a Pullman car window to claim bragging rights as the first passenger to arrive by train....
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:08 PM
A sculpture dedicated Saturday serves as a memorial to those killed and a way to honor the community members who stepped up to help 68 years ago when trains crashed at the Naperville station.
'Tragedy to Triumph' is the title of a sculpture unveiled...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
It should be no surprise that the 26th Street landslide happened ("Displaced residents blame city, railroad for inaction," May 2). Landslides occur after heavy rain and deterioration of the land. With over 3 inches of rain and a road that has had very...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Your editorial "Amtrak's vulnerability" (May 13) was much needed. Those of us who regularly ride the rails between Baltimore and New York depend on rail service. Even Joe Biden, as a Senator, depended on the Northeast trains to Wilmington and voted to...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:00 PM
As a resident of the Relay/St. Denis community in Halethorpe and a member of the Relay Improvement Association, I was interested to read your recent article about the CSX railroad and the destruction on Charles Village's 26th Street ("Deluge causes...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Several steps away from the crumbling edge of East 26th Street in Charles Village, a construction worker slowly unrolled a long yellow measuring tape into a circular hole about the size of a sewer manhole lid.
Foot after foot of the tape disappeared as...