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  • Public meetings scheduled on B&P Tunnel replacement

    Public meetings scheduled on B&P Tunnel replacement
    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 —...
  • Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidents

     Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidents
    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...
  • Cedar Lake mother grieves over death of 13-year-old son hit by train

    Cedar Lake mother grieves over death of 13-year-old son hit by train
    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...
  • Karen Darch highlights downtown, public safety in State of the Village

    Karen Darch highlights downtown, public safety in State of the Village
    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. Reflecting...
  • Geneva man found guilty of murder in wife's death

    Geneva man found guilty of murder in wife's death
    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...
  • Guilty verdict ends Geneva's first murder trial in 40 years

    Guilty verdict ends Geneva's first murder trial in 40 years
    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...
  • Train 'quiet zones' further off than first hoped in Franklin Park

    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...
  • DOT: Kicking Out Metro-North Isn't Practical

    DOT: Kicking Out Metro-North Isn't Practical
    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. "The New...
  • Crude-oil train wrecks raise questions about safety claims

    Crude-oil train wrecks raise questions about safety claims
    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...
  • Two York supervisors fear oil train derailment

    Two York supervisors fear oil train derailment
    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...
  • New Metrolink chief to focus on customer service, lower fares

    New Metrolink chief to focus on customer service, lower fares
    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...