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Railway Transportation

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  • Trucks ram bridge and shut Irving Park Road, worrying businesses by O'Hare

    Trucks ram bridge and shut Irving Park Road, worrying businesses by O'Hare
    A bridge for trains to pass over Irving Park Road in Bensenville has been billed as the answer to traffic gridlock at the bustling York Road intersection near O’Hare International Airport. With the project partially completed, the road reopened...
  • Trespassing by 'Midnight Rider' crew probably caused train death, NTSB finds

    Trespassing by 'Midnight Rider' crew probably caused train death, NTSB finds
    The fatal train accident on the set of “Midnight Rider” last year was probably caused by the film crew’s trespassing on a railroad bridge, federal safety officials announced Tuesday. Assistant camera operator Sarah Jones, 27, was...
  • Feds to test FEC train horns in early April

    Feds to test FEC train horns in early April
    Federal officials say they will conduct their own tests on the Florida East Coast Railway's new locomotive horns during the first week of April. The tests were prompted by numerous complaints from residents along the coastal tracks from Miami to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Giving the Southland a big lift

    Giving the Southland a big lift
    You might say that John "Jack" Lanigan Sr. has a new "pair of shoes," ones that comes with lifts. He started Mi-Jack Products more than 60 years ago in the basement of his home, and today the company's self-propelled gantry cranes are at work around the...
  • King takes stand; jury begins deliberating in Geneva murder trial

     King takes stand; jury begins deliberating in Geneva murder trial
    Shadwick King took the stand in his defense Monday morning and told a standing-room-only courtroom he did not kill his wife. When asked about Kathleen King, the father of three began tearing up. He described her as "funny, smart and caring." "She's...