| Apr 13, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A pedestrian was struck by a Metra train on the Union Pacific West Line this evening causing up to 60 to 90 minute delays for some …...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Union Pacific is accused of negligence in a lawsuit filed by the family of a Glenview couple who died when a freight train derailed this week and caused a bridge to collapse.
The suit contends the railroad failed to properly maintain and inspect the...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 7:38 PM
A Metra train struck and killed a person Friday evening near the Arlington Heights station, Metra officials said.
Train No. 631, a Union Pacific West Line train, left Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center about 4:45p.m. and struck a pedestrian...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 8:24 PM
A small rockslide left a Roseville-bound Amtrak train stopped and its passengers stranded behind a Union Pacific train near Auburn for several hours Friday evening.
The trains were stopped since 5:30 p.m. Friday. Union Pacific spokesperson Aaron Hunt...
| Mar 23, 2012
Update: Police in Russell have identified the 9-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a train on Thursday as Isaac Ehrlich.
The Russell Police Department says the boy was hit by an eastbound train just after eleven o'clock Thursday morning. He died...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 1:25 PM
A Metra Union Pacific West Line train struck and killed someone in Glen Ellyn this afternoon, disrupting both inbound and outbound service on a line that serves the west suburbs, authorities said.
Outbound Train No. 33 that left Ogilvie Transportation...
| Apr 12, 2012
Handing high school students $35,000 with which to play the stock market might not seem like the best way to boost a school endowment, but in 1997, that is what trustees at Flintridge Preparatory School did.
The gamble has paid off.
Over the years,...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 11:07 PM
BRAWLEY — Frank Contreras remembers not expecting to be called to helm the Brawley Fire Department when he got the call from the city manager on Dec. 22, 1992.
Then-City Manager Roger Bennett asked Contreras if he could do him a little favor by...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 2:33 AM
Frank Contreras has seen a lot and been through a lot during his nearly two decades as chief of the Brawley Fire Department.
He’s watched the department go through particularly lean times, where staffing was at ridiculously low levels in which he...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 6:47 AM
Freezing rain caused multiple spinouts and accidents on area roadways this morning, but the situation got better as the morning rush hour wore on, officials said.
"It looks like we're getting it under control," a dispatcher for the Illinois Department of...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 3:21 PM
A state appellate court will hear arguments next month in the case of Juan Manuel Alvarez, who is appealing the 11 life sentences he received for causing the deadly Metrolink train derailment in 2005.
Alvarez, a former Compton construction worker, will...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 6:25 PM
Just beyond the border of Somerset County into Finzel, Md., a father-son team has turned a hobby into a holiday extravaganza.
Loren Klink, a recent graduate of the University of Maryland in mechanical engineering, and his father, Robert Klink, spend...