| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:08 AM
Metra is reporting delays this morning on the Union Pacific Northwest Line because of manpower problems.
Train 602 was delayed about 16 minutes and Train 606, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 7:02, was running about 40 minutes late, according to Metra'...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Delays were reported on four Metra lines this morning because of computer problems at a control center in Nebraska that affected signals.
Trains on the Union Pacific Northwest, West and North lines and the Milwaukee District North Line were affected,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Perhaps it's time to take the "express" out of "Purple Line Express."
The Purple Line, which runs express between the Howard and Belmont stops during rush hour, has nearly double the amount of slow zones compared to the same time last year, according to...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:29 PM
MIDLAND, Texas -- As the Union Pacific freight train barreled toward the veterans parade trailer crossing the tracks in Midland, Texas, Army Sgt. Joshua Michael, 34, reacted on instincts.
As witnesses and police later put it, Michaels hero mode kicked...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 5:12 PM
ABOARD AMTRAK TEST TRAIN – The fierce, unresolved debate over whether the U.S. can afford to invest billions of dollars on high-speed passenger rail seemed to fall by the wayside, at least temporarily, in the heartland on Friday when an Amtrak train...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 3:01 PM
An outbound Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line train scheduled to end in Crystal Lake this afternoon was stopped after fatally striking a pedestrian, officials said.
Train No. 709, which was to arrive in Crystal Lake at 2:55 p.m., struck the pedestrian...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Several mechanical problems on Metratrains during rush hour caused cancellations and delays up to an hour on at least three different lines, Metra said.
Shortly after 5 p.m. a train on the Milwaukee District North Line stopped right outside Union...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 6:30 PM
Some of Sacramento’s historic sites got a facelift Friday.
250 volunteers with the organization “Tourism Cares” woke up early to renovate and repair parts of Old Sacramento, Sutter’s Fort, and the old cemetery. They made the...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 5:37 PM
Commonwealth Edison expects to restore power to most of its customers by Thursday night, two days after a violent wave of storms that spawned at least two tornadoes and packed 80 mph winds at one point left about 440,000 customers without electricity...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 5:23 AM
LITTLEROCK, Calif. (KTLA) -- Residents in Littlerock have been allowed to return home after a Union Pacific train carrying hazardous materials derailed, causing concerns of a chemical leak.
The accident happened around 1:25 p.m. Wednesday near the...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 7:37 PM
Metra says service on its Milwaukee West Line may not be back to normal until Friday, at the earliest, because of a fiery freight train derailment in Bartlett near Elgin.
All trains have been blocked on the line since at least 22 cars of a Canadian...
| 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...