| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:27 AM
This is regarding the Village of Elwood and the CenterPoint Intermodal Center.
Since the 1930s, the area surrounding Elwood has historically been a site of high-intensity military manufacturing with heavy rail and truck traffic. At the time that...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:43 PM
After being closed for almost two years, the roadway under the Union Pacific Railroad bridge on Shermer Road near the Glenview-Northbrook border officially reopened this morning, according to Glenview officials.
The road closed down after a train...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:11 PM
The breakdown of a four-mile-long Union Pacific freight train Thursday afternoon has delayed Metrolink service to Riverside since 1 p.m., railroad officials said.
Mechanical problems forced the Union Pacific train to stop on Metrolink's Riverside Line...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:20 PM
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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:13 PM
A proposal for a Dunkin' Donuts drive-through in Glenview is drawing opposition from nearby residents who say they are concerned about congestion in the area.
The Dunkin' Donuts would occupy an existing building at 1945 Willow Road just east of the...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:14 PM
When California voters approved $9 billion in funding for a bullet train in 2008, the ballot measure included the strictest engineering and spending controls ever placed on a major state project.
Voters were told that the high-speed trains would hit 220...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:01 PM
A 17-year-old Northwest Side boy was struck and killed by a Metra train while walking to Taft High School on Friday morning, officials said.
Erik Lucansky was trying to cross the tracks at Avondale and Bryn Mawr avenues in the Old Norwood Park...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Authorities said a contractor working on repairing the sewer system underneath the bridge on Shermer Road near the Glenview-Northbrook border hit a gas main this morning, causing evacuations in the area.
Glenview and Northbrook authorities responded...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 3:38 PM
With winter finally waning, Lake County residents soon will need to watch for detours and closures caused by new and uncompleted road projects.
The county will spend $170 million on roads this year, the largest annual expenditure for transportation in...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Engineers from Union Pacific were in Park Ridge this week inspecting for the second time a railroad viaduct called a "public safety hazard" by city officials after a chunk of concrete fell from the viaduct and reportedly cracked a resident's windshield...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:43 AM
The CTA is holding an open house Tuesday about its $2.3 billion proposal to extend the Red Line from 95th Street to 130th Street.
The agency is looking to build four new stations near 103rd, 111th, 116th and 130th streets along Union Pacific Railroad...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Metra's new chief of police says he will bring over 14 years of command experience at the Illinois State Police to the task of reforming an embattled department criticized for poor performance.
The appointment of Joseph Perez was announced Monday,...