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YouTube video shows a truck breaking a railroad crossing gate to avoid a collision with an Amtrak train in Elwood. (Credit: YouTube)

Elwood Warns Of Dangers From Heavy Truck Traffic

Officials in southwest suburban Elwood have released police dashboard camera video of a semi-trailer truck going through a railroad crossing gate, to illustrate the village’s point that trucks are creating dangerous conditions as it fights a lawsuit by an intermodal facility.


Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Amtrak Train From Chicago Derails In Michigan

An Amtrak train headed from Chicago to Pontiac, Michigan with 178 people onboard derailed Sunday morning two miles east of Niles, Michigan.


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Retired San Francisco Firefighter’s Body Found After He Never Made It To Chicago

The body of a retired San Francisco firefighter has been found in Nebraska, after he disappeared from a Chicago-bound Amtrak train.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Human Foot Found Under Amtrak Train In Rail Yard

Workers found a human foot underneath an Amtrak train while performing maintenance in a rail yard near the Chicago River’s South Branch.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Amtrak Accident

Amtrak Train Headed For Chicago Derails In Michigan

An Amtrak train heading to Chicago hit a truck and derailed Wednesday morning in southeast Michigan.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak Train To Chicago Halted In Central Illinois

An Amtrak train headed for Chicago was halted Tuesday morning when it hit a utility truck on the tracks in central Illinois.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Metra-Amtrak Crash

Amtrak, Metra Trains Collide At Union Station

An Amtrak train hit a Metra commuter train Friday morning at Union Station, sending as many as 12 people to area hospitals.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2011

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak Train Strikes Car, Killing Woman

CHICAGO (STMW) – Patrice Robinson died Thursday night when the car she was riding in allegedly went around railroad crossing gates and was struck by a New York City-bound Amtrak train.