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  • Souvenirs from Century of Progress fair still highly collectible

    Q: Any info on my gas coin? It's marked "Johnson Gasolene" and "Century of Progress, Chicago, IL." A: What the reader calls a "gas coin" is actually a souvenir from the 1933-34 World's Fair in Chicago. First, we need to address what looks like a...
  • Flood watch as late winter storm hits

    Flood watch as late winter storm hits
    Heavy rain and heavy wet snow are falling across the city and suburbs and a flood watch remains in effect for much of the Chicago area, according to the National Weather Service. The heaviest of the downfall should ease up by about 8 a.m. with scattered...
  • Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system

    Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system
    The Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday will become the first commuter service in the nation to roll out a sophisticated collision avoidance system designed to overcome human error. Had so-called positive train control been in place five years ago,...
  • Sen. Feinstein to herald new safety system for Metrolink trains

    Sen. Feinstein to herald new safety system for Metrolink trains
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) will be on hand Thursday for the debut of a sophisticated rail safety system for Metrolink, a technology she pushed for following the deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008. Feinstein, a sponsor of the Railway Safety ...
  • Metrolink launches new train control safety system

    Metrolink launches new train control safety system
    In a ceremony that remembered victims of the deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008, the Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday launched a state-of-the-art safety system along sections of its 512-mile network in Southern California. The rollout of "positive...
  • Investing: Stocks that make sense now

    Several categories of companies show promise for the second half of 2013. Among them are health care stocks, which offer investors a triple advantage. Many offer attractive yields; they're defensive holdings in an uncertain market; and the case for long-...
  • NTSB faults parade safety plans in Texas float crash that killed 4

    Officials in Midland, Texas, and organizers of a weekend celebration honoring military veterans bear some responsibility for a deadly crash between a freight train and a float carrying veterans and their loved ones, according to the National...
  • Perfect weather to open new runway at O'Hare

    Perfect weather to open new runway at O'Hare
    The new $1.3 billion runway that opened at O’Hare International Airport on Thursday immediately began to provide a payoff on the long-term investment, with airlines running mostly on-time operations despite overcast skies that normally would cause...
  • Delays but no major headaches for Metra and its riders so far

    Delays but no major headaches for Metra and its riders so far
    Metra trains were experiencing scattered delays during the evening commute Monday as the agency continued to warn commuters they may have longer waits because of the extreme cold. But Metra said it still hoped there will be no cancellations or other...
  • Freight train fatally strikes 'pedestrian trespasser' in South L.A.

    A Union Pacific freight train struck and killed someone Friday afternoon near the intersection of East 48th Place and Long Beach Avenue, parallel to the Metro Blue Line tracks in South Los Angeles. Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said the person...
  • 3 held in theft of $9K worth of sneakers

    3 held in theft of $9K worth of sneakers
    Three Chicago-area men were arrested early Saturday and face felony burglary charges after they attempted to steal nearly $9,000 worth of sneakers. Equipped with bolt cutters and a head-mounted flashlight, Frederick A. Young, 28, and 26-year-olds...
  • Metra: Most trains will run during evening rush

    Metra: Most trains will run during evening rush
    Metra is planning to run normal schedules on most of its lines this evening, but disruptions will remain on the Burlington Northern Sante Fe line, officials said. "With the exception of BNSF, the rest of the 11 lines are prepared to run their normal...