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A Canadian National freight train idles on Wisconsin Central railroad tracks near Rosemont, Illinois. (File photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

Plainfield Trustee Angry Running Freight Train Left Unattended

A Plainfield trustee was blowing the whistle on a railroad practice in his village that he believes is unsafe.

05/07/2014

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Freight Train Derails In New Lenox

The cars that derailed remained upright, but one hit and damaged a locomotive that was stopped on the adjacent track.

02/10/2014

A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

Freight Train Derailment Halts Metra North Central Service

A Canadian National Railway train derailed in Mundelein early Tuesday, blocking all other trains that use the same tracks, including Metra North Central Service — which runs between Antioch and Union Station.

01/28/2014

Katie Ann Lunn

Report Slams Railway In Accident That Killed Woman

A final report has been issued on a highly publicized train accident that killed a Chicago woman two years ago.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

A large stone fell from a CTA train embankment near 16th and State streets and ruptured a natural gas line on Feb. 13, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Huge Stone Falls From Train Embankment, Ruptures Gas Line

A large piece of stone fell from a railroad embankment in the South Loop on Monday, rupturing a gas line and prompting the evacuation of a nearby coffee shop.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2012

Zoila Tellez and her husband, Jose Tellez (Family Photo)

Family Settles Lawuits Over Fatal Train Derailment For $36M

Canadian National Railway has agreed to pay more than $36 million to the family of a 44-year-old woman who was killed in a train derailment and explosion in Rockford two years ago.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011