Rail Officials: Train Service Worked, Given Mass Of People At Cubs EventJaws dropped as fans and regular Friday commuters arrived at Union Station between 2:30 and 4 p.m., cascading like a sea of blue down the main staircase into the Great Hall with virtually no place to go.
Feds Charge 24 With Transporting Drugs To Chicago Via AmtrakTwo dozen people are facing federal drug charges after prosecutors say they used Amtrak trains to transport cocaine and heroin from California to Chicago.
Training For A Title: Cubs Fans Take Amtrak Through NightAs the Amtrak train slowly chugged through the Ohio night, past factories along the Lake Erie shore illuminated by pinkish lights, Marvin Thomas stretched across a pair of seats, proudly wrapped in a blue satin Cubs jacket.
Missing Amtrak Bomb-Sniffing Dog LocatedHako, a brown sable German shepherd, got away from its handler’s home near 119th Street and Pulaski Road in Alsip, according to Amtrak and the federal Transportation Security Administration.
Train Hits Van In Colorado Killing 5, Including 3 ChildrenThe Colorado State Patrol released a statement saying a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country failed to yield right of way to the train and was struck at 9:45 a.m. Sunday just outside Trinidad.
Truck Driver Dies After Collision With Amtrak Train In Western IllinoisThe crash occurred about 10 a.m. Thursday near the community of Galva. The semitrailer driver was not immediately identified.
Officials Optimistic About Expanding Amtrak Service In IllinoisProponents of expanded Amtrak service in Illinois are meeting today in Chicago and despite the state's budget woes, they're talking expansion.
NTSB Says Feed Truck Shifted Track Before Amtrak AccidentA truck used to deliver feed to a business where cattle are fattened hit a train track and shifted it at least a foot before an Amtrak train derailed in southwest Kansas and injured at least 32 people, an investigator said Tuesday.
Chicago-Bound Amtrak Train Derails In KansasA U.S. government official who was briefed on the investigation said an engineer on the train noticed a significant bend in a rail, and hit the emergency brakes before the train derailed. The train appeared to be going about 75 mph at the time.
Amtrak Train Hits Truck In JolietAn Amtrak train bound for St. Louis had to be towed back to Chicago on Friday, after hitting a semi-trailer truck in southwest suburban Joliet.
IDOT, Amtrak Reach Deal To Keep Trains Running Without Fare Increases Amtrak riders in Illinois won't have to worry about service being cut for at least a few more months.
Holiday Travelers Make Way Home On Busiest Day Of YearIt might have been easier to catch a ride to and from the airport today - the busiest travel day of the year - now that ride-sharing companies can work at O'Hare and Midway.

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