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  • Person struck, killed by Metra train near Des Plaines station

    Person struck, killed by Metra train near Des Plaines station
    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...
  • Update: Man, 56, missing from Joliet located

    Update: Man, 56, missing from Joliet located
    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,...
  • Train hitting pedestrian disrupts BNSF Metra service

    Train hitting pedestrian disrupts BNSF Metra service
    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. The...
  • Man struck, killed by Metra train in Downers Grove

    Man struck, killed by Metra train in Downers Grove
    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...
  • Business profile: The Wine Goddess

    Business profile: The Wine Goddess
    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...
  • Lollapalooza reopens after heavy storm puts on show

    Lollapalooza reopens after heavy storm puts on show
    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...
  • Thousands still without power after storms hit Chicago region

    Thousands still without power after storms hit Chicago region
    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...
  • Part 1: History, grown locally

    Part 1: History, grown locally
    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...
  • Metra worker struck, killed near 47th Street

    Metra worker struck, killed near 47th Street
    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...
  • Packin' on buses and trains?

     
    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......
  • Would Cubs fortunes blossom in Rosemont?

     
    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......
  • Something's missing from Chicago's bike-share program

     
    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......