| Mar 16, 2015
| 12:48 PM
A series of public meetings on several options for the replacement or reconstruction of the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel in Baltimore have been planned for next month.
Residents in neighborhoods that would be impacted by the proposed options —...
| Mar 21, 2015
A big lesson from the crude oil train that derailed in Lynchburg last April, sparked a raging fire and spilled fuel into the James River is this: Get ready for the next one.
Not that emergency response experts are predicting another derailment in...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 5:37 PM
Jeffery Bellinger told his mother he just wanted to enjoy the spring-like weather Tuesday when he asked for permission to walk home from Hanover Middle School.
Jeffery, 13, called about 3 p.m. to see if he could make the trek from the school at 10631...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 8:40 AM
Strong fiscal health, progressive public safety efforts and a growing vibrancy in Barrington's downtown were some of the key topics Barrington Village President Karen Darch addressed in her annual State of the Village address on March 16.
| Mar 17, 2015
| 7:09 AM
A Kane County jury late Monday night found a Geneva man guilty of killing his wife in July and leaving her body along railroad tracks near the couple's home.
Prosecutors had accused Shadwick King, 47, of strangling 32-year-old Kathleen King in a jealous...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 5:45 PM
When he began investigating Geneva's first homicide in 40 years, Geneva Police Det. Robert Pech had only been a detective for six months.
That's when 32-year-old Kathleen King's lifeless body was found on a set of Union Pacific railroad tracks near...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 4:23 PM
An effort to create a "quiet zone" for train horns in Franklin Park and River Grove will take longer than originally thought.
"We were hoping we could get it done in 2015," said Brad Clark of Hancock Engineering. "It's looking like late 2016 based on the...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 6:38 PM
HARTFORD — Despite continuing frustration by some commuters and many Fairfield County lawmakers, the state can't simply replace Metro-North as its commuter train operator, state Transportation Commissioner James Redeker said Wednesday.
| Mar 12, 2015
| 5:05 PM
Four accidents in the last month involving trains hauling crude oil across North America have sent flames shooting hundreds of feet into the sky, leaving some experts worried that public safety risks have been gravely underestimated.
Crude trains have...
| Feb 23, 2015
After a train hauling North Dakota crude oil to the transfer station in Yorktown derailed and shot fireballs into the skies of Mount Carbon, W.Va., some York County supervisors want more regulations to protect citizens.
"I was thinking, 'Holy mackerel...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 8:39 PM
Art Leahy, the new chief executive of the Metrolink commuter railroad, said after his appointment Friday that he wanted to fix customer service problems and experiment with lower fares to build ridership.
In an outline of his plans, Leahy said he also...