| Apr 16, 2013
| 3:31 PM
All trains were stopped on the Union Pacific Northwest Line this morning after a train bound for Chicago struck and killed a 54-year-old man near the Des Plaines station at about 7:30 a.m., officials said.
The man, who was from Des Plaines, was struck by...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:07 PM
A 56-year-old man who has developmental disabilities and was reported missing Thursday has been located.
Michael Anderson was reported missing after he left the Cornerstone Services, an agency that provides services to individuals with disabilities,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:43 PM
A pedestrian was hit by a train tonight, causing BNSF Metra trains to be delayed for hours.
The pedestrian was hit by the train near Cass Avenue in Westmont, said Tom Miller, a Metra spokesman. He did not know the condition of the pedestrian.
| Mar 19, 2013
| 10:10 AM
A man was struck and killed by a Metra BNSF train this morning in Downers Grove, police said.
The man was hit by an eastbound train traveling on the southernmost tracks at Forest Avenue just before 10 a.m., according to Downers Grove Police Lt. Mike...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:04 PM
After sipping her way through Napa and Chicago, Diana Hamann took the plunge and opened the specialty wine shop she’d always dreamed of. Now from her shop on Main Street in Evanston, Hamann encourages oenophiles and novices alike to appreciate the...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 10:45 PM
Thunder was the music and lightning the light show for a time this afternoon, causing evacuation of the Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park while a powerful storm front tore through the Chicago area.
About 2 1/2 hours later the festival reopened, and the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Maintenance crews restored power to tens of thousands of homes overnight after severe thunderstorms in the Chicago region brought powerful winds and reports of funnel clouds Wednesday evening.
By 11:30 a.m., of the more than 78,000 customers affected by...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Legendary Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill famously coined the phrase "All politics is local," but for dedicated staff and volunteers at historical societies across the city and suburbs, so is all history.
They are the ones who keep the flame of the...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:14 PM
A Metra worker was struck and killed this afternoon on the Metra Electric District line near 47th Street, officials said.
The accident happened about 1:30 p.m. when the No. 223 train headed to Blue Island struck the worker near 47th Street, said Metra...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Our story The CTA, Metra and Pace are urging the General Assembly to prohibit firearms on mass transit if a "concealed carry" bill is brought up for a vote this year. The transit agencies said they have "significant concerns that......
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:33 PM
NBC-5 is among the media outlets reporting that the village of Rosemont is offering the Cubs free land on which to build a new stadium, one free from all the pesky annoyances (and benefits) of being tucked into a neighborhood......
| May 30, 2013
| 4:33 PM
By Jessica Reynolds In theory, Chicago's new Divvy-bicycle sharing service is fantastic. Now with ease and efficiency, pedestrians who want to spice up their commutes or errands can borrow a bike from one of the city's soon-to-be 75 parking stations......