| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:22 AM
March 1937: American Airline Douglas DST fuselage is towed down Wilshire Blvd. right past a Union Pacific billboard....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:05 AM
BREWSTER, Minn. - Members of the Minnesota Soybean Processors board of directors broke ground on Aug. 19 on a unit train project that will allow them to capitalize on customer demand for more soybean meal.
After nearly three years of planning, the $8-...
| Aug 28, 2013
At age 21, Mike Reed opened St. Charles' Gino's East as one of his first tasks in a new job working for the Chicago-based company that owned the franchise at the time.
Reed, now 52, recently bought the restaurant, at 1590 E. Main St., not knowing he...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 1:38 PM
A reverse 911 system proposed in Glen Ellyn could alert residents during storms and freight collisions and perhaps improve response time if there was a threat of violence at a local school, local officials say.
Staff began actively seeking out the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Officials expect construction on Willow Road between Shermer Road and Patriot Boulevard to be delayed for a few weeks. It's now expected to finish in October.
The replacement of two box culverts underneath the Union Pacific bridge on the Northbrook-...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:50 PM
A man whose car got stuck on train tracks Saturday at a rail crossing that's closed for safety upgrades may have been driving drunk, according to police.
Officers on patrol spotted the vehicle stranded at a rail crossing at Broadway and Brazil Street,...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Update 3:40 p.m.: A southbound Union Pacific freight train was stopped while police officials worked to remove a vehicle that became stuck on train tracks in Glendale early Saturday morning and its driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:44 PM
The return of "Breaking Bad" is the TV event this weekend, a surprisingly busy one across the TV landscape.
I've reviewed "Breaking Bad" elsewhere, but it's a terrific hour with a memorable performance by Dean Norris as Hank, Walt White's anguished...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Lombard officials formally opened three new bridges on the Great Western Trail Tuesday marking the completion of a 12-year process to carry bicycle and foot traffic safely over a potentially hazardous intersection of arterial streets and railroad tracks...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:34 AM
A train derailment caused 1,500 tons of smelly, decaying chicken meal to be spilled in Hays last month, and Union Pacific contractors have been trying to get rid of it ever since.
Chicken meal is an ingredient used in cat food. Since the spill, residents...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:47 AM
About 100 homes remained evacuated on Monday as officials worked to clean up the area around the derailment of a train carrying chemicals near the town of Lawtell, La., about 60 miles from Baton Rouge.
The accident, which took place around 3:30 p.m....
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:34 PM
About 25 people protested outside a railyard on Chicago’s Near West Side as part of a labor action under way at a small Bedford Park-based locomotive service company.
Workers at Mobile Rail Solutions walked off the job Wednesday after three...