| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:34 PM
A man died Thursday night after stepping in front of a Metra train in Pleasant Prairie, Wisc., just across the border from Illinois, officials said.
The man, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, was struck by a southbound Union Pacific-North...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Metra is planning to run normal schedules on most of its lines this evening, but disruptions will remain on the Burlington Northern Sante Fe line, officials said.
"With the exception of BNSF, the rest of the 11 lines are prepared to run their normal...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Three Chicago-area men were arrested early Saturday and face felony burglary charges after they attempted to steal nearly $9,000 worth of sneakers.
Equipped with bolt cutters and a head-mounted flashlight, Frederick A. Young, 28, and 26-year-olds...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:25 PM
A man was killed Saturday by a Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena after he did not move from the path of the oncoming train, officials said.
About 4:10 p.m., a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority train operator saw a pedestrian...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:18 PM
A Union Pacific freight train struck and killed someone Friday afternoon near the intersection of East 48th Place and Long Beach Avenue, parallel to the Metro Blue Line tracks in South Los Angeles.
Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said the person...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Eighteen months after the collapse of the Union Pacific Railroad bridge in Glenview, repairs to the bridge, near Shermer and Willow roads, have been completed ahead of schedule.
The road that runs underneath the bridge, however, is another matter....
| Dec 27, 2013
Silver once was the lure that brought people to this tiny town nestled in Wasatch Range some 40 miles east of Salt Lake City. Now it's the Olympics-caliber skiing and the stars of the silver screen who descend every January, when the Sundance Film...
| Dec 23, 2013
A Batavia state football championship first, a new mayor for St. Charles, April floods and more dominated the talk in the Tri-Cities area in 2013. Here's a look at some of the region's top news stories.
Kane County judge rules in favor of District 303...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:24 PM
News briefs from around Lake Forest and Libertyville.
City Manager Bob Kiely has been appointed to the Illinois Municipal League's Legislative Committee, which lobbies for municipalities and for keeping decision-making...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:12 PM
WASHINGTON – After New York’s deadly train derailment, Congress should hold firm to a 2015 deadline for railroads to install systems that will automatically slow down or stop trains if engineers exceed speed limits or are on a collision course...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:45 PM
The New York commuter train crash that killed four passengers over the weekend was "preventable," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Thursday, pushing for stronger rail safety standards as fallout over the tragedy continued to spread.
| Nov 25, 2013
For years, officials in Glen Ellyn have been hearing from residents about a lack of parking in the downtown, despite studies showing plenty of spaces available for customers.
Now, the village has plans to shift around parking and make it easier for...