Carlos Alberto Lopez-Almaraz (Credit: Glendale Heights police

Two Charged For Shooting Train Conductor With BB Gun

A west suburban man and teenager have been charged with shooting a passing train conductor with an air rifle and striking the conductor on Sunday.


credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Digital Chicago

Metra Conductor Attacked, Suspect Captured

The robber attacked and tried to rob one of the conductors either on Burlington Northern Santa Fe train No. 1268 or at the Western Avenue station.


Latoya Moore has been sentenced to 80 hours of community service and 18 months of probation for spraying a Metra conductor with a pepper-based dog repellent. (Credit: Wheaton Police)

Woman Gets Community Service, Probation For Pepper Spraying Metra Conductor

A Metra passenger has been ordered to perform community service for spraying a conductor with dog repellent a train station in Wheaton last fall.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Note About Bad Dream Mistaken For Bomb Threat On Metra Train

A man on a Metra train Monday night was only trying to ease his fears about a bad dream he had, but the note he passed to the train conductor was mistaken for a bomb threat.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Metra Train

Metra Conductor Attacked On Platform

An attack against a Metra conductor on a station platform late this afternoon caused police to be called and at least one train to be delayed.


Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor Ricardo Muti

CSO Maestro Muti’s Surgery Successful

The Chicago Symphony’s renowned music director Riccardo Muti is said to be resting comfortably at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after surgery Monday.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011

Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor Ricardo Muti

Muti To Undergo Surgery After Fainting

Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor Riccardo Muti is set to undergo surgery Monday, after fainting during a rehearsal last week and suffering multiple facial and jaw fractures.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2011