| May 13, 2014
| 8:47 PM
A 66-year-old man was fatally struck by a Metra train as he apparently tried to cross the train tracks in west suburban La Grange on Tuesday evening, authorities said.
The man was struck about 7:25 p.m. by an express train headed outbound from Chicago on...
| 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...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 2:18 PM
A person riding a bicycle across train tracks in Elgin was pronounced dead overnight after being struck by a freight train, officials said.
Elgin police and fire department officials responded at 12:35 a.m. to the National Street Train Station after the...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:14 PM
A man was struck by a freight train and injured in southwest suburban Frankfort late this afternoon, officials said.
The man was taken to Franciscan St. James Health in Olympia Fields in critical condition after he was struck by a Canadian National...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:54 AM
Delays were running as long as 20 minutes on Metra's Union Pacific North Line this morning after a train derailed Sunday evening, according to Metra officials.
No passengers were on Train 826 when it derailed close to a train yard near Waukegan, Metra...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:42 PM
SunRail ran largely on time and with plenty of seats available Monday, despite one train demolishing a luxury car that was stalled on the tracks in Maitland.
No one was seriously hurt in the second accident in as many weeks for SunRail, although the 28-...
| May 19, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Two pedestrians were taken to the hospital after possibly being hit by a Metra train in Maywood this afternoon, officials said.
A person was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood following the incident near 1st Avenue and Main Street...
| May 16, 2014
| 5:26 PM
A collision with a freight train in Corona on Friday afternoon killed the driver of a cement truck and triggered hours of delays for Metrolink service to the Inland Empire, authorities said.
An eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:58 PM
An autopsy determined the death of a 49-year-old Winnetka man who was struck by a train near a Glencoe Metra station last week was a suicide, authorities said.
A Wednesday autopsy determined David DiPaolo, of the 1100 block of Tower Road in Winnetka,...
| May 8, 2014
The SunRail commuter line hit a snag Wednesday when one of its trains hit a utility trailer near the Longwood station, causing delays for the new service.
No one was hurt in the crash, which happened about 5:30 p.m., but there was a delay of nearly two...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:24 PM
A day after filing a lawsuit against the producers of "Midnight Rider," the parents of 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones said they hope the case will highlight the need for safer film sets nationwide.
"The big purpose in all this is, we don't...
| May 21, 2014
| 3:08 PM
The parents of Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old second camera assistant killed during filming of "Midnight Rider," have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Pasadena-based producers of the movie.
Jones was killed and six crew members were injured...