Stopped Freight Train Blocked Hawthorn Woods Traffic For Hours MondayA federal law governing train crews was on a collision course with irate motorists Monday night, and motorists lost.
Man Gets 11 Years For Role In Gun Heist From South Side Rail YardPatrick Edwards, 38, of Chicago, was sentenced to 132 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John J. Tharp Jr. in federal court Thursday.
Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Stealing 111 Guns From Freight TrainAndrew Shelton pleaded guilty earlier this year to illegal possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm.
Woman Arrested In Glen Ellyn After Abandoned Car Hit By Train A west suburban woman was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving after her abandoned car was hit by a train Saturday evening in west suburban Glen Ellyn, police said.
Pedestrian Struck By Freight Train In AntiochThe person was walking on the tracks about 200 yards south of the North Avenue crossing when they were struck and killed
Truck Strikes Moving Train In Burlington A truck struck the side of a moving freight train early Saturday in northwest suburban Burlington Township.
Man Struck By Freight Train In PilsenThe man, 26, was struck by the freight train at 2:45 a.m. in the 2000 block of South Loomis Street, according to Chicago Police.
Boy, 14, Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Freight Train On South SideA 14-year-old boy was seriously injured after being hit by a freight train Monday morning on the South Side, according to Chicago police.
Elderly Man Killed By Freight Train In Lake ForestEmergency crews were called to the Lake Forest West Train Depot, 911 S. Telegraph Road, at 1:54 p.m. and found the man dead on the tracks next to the station, police said.
Freight Train Derails In CiceroCrews were notified at 4:18 a.m. of the derailment on Metra BNSF tracks in the 4700 block of West 26th Street in Cicero, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic said.
Freight Train Derails Near Bensenville, Metra Trains DelayedAs of 4:30 a.m., inbound trains on the Milwaukee District / West Line were delayed between 15 and 20 minutes, according to Metra’s website.
Woman Killed By Freight Train Near MaywoodA west suburban woman was fatally struck by a freight train Thursday night near west suburban Maywood, causing Metra delays overnight on the Union Pacific/West Line.

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