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.
Amtrak Panel Says Solution To Delays Won't Come CheapDelays on Metra and Amtrak lines are growing, not to mention the freight hauled to and through the Chicago area by rail. A blue ribbon panel commissioned by Amtrak believes it has the answers -- but they won't come cheap.
Panel Suggests Fixes For Growing Amtrak, Metra, And Freight Train DelaysHoward Learner, president of Chicago's Environmental Law and Policy Center, said the problems can best be described this way: If each airline at O'Hare International Airport had its own traffic controllers, the result would be chaos. Learner said that effectively is what the nation's major railroads are doing.
Chicago-Bound Amtrak Train Fatally Strikes Teen Near Washington, D.C.Montgomery County Police say 16-year-old John Martin DeReggi Jr. of Boyds was hit about 4:45 p.m. Monday in Boyds, a town about 20 miles north of the nation's capital.
Railroads Threaten Shutdown Without Extension Of Safety System DeadlineThe nation's major freight railroads are threatening partial or total shutdowns Jan. 1, unless Congress extends the deadline for installing new signaling systems and software -- and Metra and Amtrak are caught in the middle.
Two Hurt When Amtrak Train Collides With Dump Truck On Northwest Side