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  • On the fast track: Converting defunct rail lines to trails, parks

    On the fast track: Converting defunct rail lines to trails, parks
    The 606 is one of many projects to transform defunct rail lines into public walkways and parks. “Rails-to-Trails” projects have gained popularity in recent years among urban preservationists, architecture geeks and people who don't want to...
  • Slow pace of rail recovery stirs fear of future woes

    TORONTO (Reuters) - More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, a Reuters analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos on the rails. Across the continent's...
  • Freight trains collide in Arkansas, killing 2 people, hurting 2 others

    Two people died and two others were injured after two Union Pacific trains carrying toxic chemicals collided in Arkansas early Sunday, officials said reported. A portion of the town of Hoxie was evacuated shortly after the 3 a.m. crash, according to the...
  • Two dead, two hurt in Arkansas freight train collision

    (Reuters) - Two people were killed and two were injured in northern Arkansas early on Sunday when two Union Pacific freight trains carrying toxic substances collided, Arkansas State Police said. The victims were crew members aboard the trains, which...
  • CTA narrows field for south Red Line route

     CTA narrows field for south Red Line route
    The route of the planned CTA Red Line extension on the Far South Side will run either immediately east or west of a freight railroad right of way, a decision that narrows five alternatives for the estimated $2.3 billion project down to two "desirable...
  • Gov. Brown declares state of emergency for California wildfires

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday declared a state of emergency due to the effects of several wildfires burning in central and northern California counties. Thousands of acres have burned in El Dorado, Amador, Butte, Humboldt, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa,...
  • Prosecutors seek cellphone records in case of woman found on railroad tracks

    Prosecutors seek cellphone records in case of woman found on railroad tracks
    Prosecutors are seeking the cellphone records of the Geneva man accused of strangling his wife before leaving her body on railroad tracks near their home. In a brief court hearing today, Kane County Judge James Hallock set a court date for Thursday to...
  • Oak Park police report: Man tries to lure boy into van; several bikes stolen; and more

    Oak Park police report: Man tries to lure boy into van; several bikes stolen; and more
    The following items were taken from Oak Park Police Department reports: A man desribed to be in his 30s with a beard and his hair in dreadlocks tried to lure an Oak Park boy into his white Chevrolet van on the 600 block of South Ridgeland Avenue at 2:35...
  • Geneva woman found dead on railroad tracks

    Geneva woman found dead on railroad tracks
    A 32-year-old Geneva woman was found dead on the Union Pacific Railway tracks east of the Fox River on Sunday morning, authorities said. Just before 7 a.m., Geneva Police Department officers responded to a report of a woman lying on the tracks south...
  • EPA finds rail yards transfer pollutants as well as freight

     EPA finds rail yards transfer pollutants as well as freight
    From the sidewalk in front of her apartment in Cicero, Yolanda Foster can see long freight trains and an endless line of trucks rumbling day and night through the sprawling rail yard across the street. What she can't see are the clouds of microscopic...
  • Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show

     Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show
    As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show. Although mile-long trains hauling...
  • Man flees from store with $260 worth of Rogaine in Wheaton

    Man flees from store with $260 worth of Rogaine in Wheaton
    The following items were taken from Wheaton police reports: Someone tried to pry off wheel caps on a vehicle that was parked in the 1200 block of Briarbrook between 8 p.m. on July 27 and 7 a.m. on July 28. The pry marks were consistent with a flat-...