Surveillance image of a man standing on the tracks at the Western station on the CTA Blue Line. (Credit: CTA)

CTA: Stay Off The Tracks, Your Phone’s Not Worth The Risk

The CTA has launched a new public service campaign to warn riders to stay off the tracks, after the number of people who died after going on tracks went up last year.


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Police: 3 Dead, At Least 4 Wounded In Friday Night Shootings

Three people–including a teenager–were dead and at least four other people were wounded in separate shootings Friday evening.


Summer Sun

Heat-Related Death Tally Hits 12

A 78-year-old Dixmoor woman died in part from the extreme heat that settled over Chicago last week, bringing the number of temperature-related deaths to 12 for Cook County.


Firefighters look at the wreckage of an Amtrak passenger car Friday June 24, 2011 near US 95 north of Fallon, Nev. The west-bound train was struck by a semi-truck and burst into flames. The driver and a passenger of the truck were killed. Injured train passengers were taken to local hospitals but officials must let the wreck cool off before they continue their search. (AP Photo/Liz Margerum)

Authorities In ‘Recovery Mode’ After Fatal Amtrak Wreck

An Amtrak crew member on a train from Chicago and a trucker who allegedly drove around downed crossing gates were both killed when the truck and train collided Friday morning 75 miles east of Reno, Nev., according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.