The train was disabled and stopped near the Glen Ellyn Depot Metra Station since about 4:30 a.m., preventing traffic from crossing the tracks at three crossing gates, but moved out of the way by 8:30 a.m.
Two one-month-old kittens are lucky to still have their nine lives after surviving a five day rail journey from Chicago to Canada.
Witnesses said 15-year-old Diquan Thomas and a 17-year-old friend both tried to cross in front of the oncoming train. The older teen made it across successfully, but Thomas was hit by the train.
An eastbound freight train struck the man on the Union Pacific tracks in Wheaton.
Service on Metra’s Southwest Service between downtown and southwest suburban Manhattan has been disrupted Thursday afternoon by the derailment of a freight train locomotive on the South Side.
Metra trains are running again on the Union Pacific West Line after a stalled freight train near Elmhurst cut off all rail travel Thursday morning.
The death of a man who was hit by a freight train Friday night in west suburban Riverside was a suicide, an autopsy has determined.
The family of a Glenview couple killed in a train derailment and bridge collapse has filed a wrongful death suit against Union Pacific Railroad over the incident, and a judge has ordered cleanup of the wreck halted to preserve evidence in the case.
Railroad workers have a big job ahead of them after several cars of a freight train hauling coal derailed near the border between north suburban Glenview and Northbrook Wednesday, and a rail bridge collapsed during the wreck.
Police in west suburban Lombard are investigating after a person was struck and killed by a freight train.
Two teenagers were hospitalized after they jumped off a moving freight train they were playing on Saturday night on the Northwest Side.
A freight train derailment in Indiana caused some travel trouble for people headed to Chicago on Tuesday.
A freight train derailment has shut down a busy intersection on the Southwest Side.
A man was killed Monday afternoon when a freight train struck a minivan at a crossing in northwest Indiana.
JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) — A construction worker is seriously hurt after a close encounter with a freight train early Thursday morning. As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, the worker was in a high-lift cherry-picker 80 […]
Metra commuters can expect more delays during their morning commute Friday, a day after the fiery freight train derailment that halted the Milwaukee District-West line near Bartlett.
Twenty-two freight train cars jumped the tracks and three burst into flames Thursday morning in the west suburbs, causing Metra service disruptions that were expected to drag into into Friday.
Many residents of a central Illinois town was evacuated early Friday, after a train containing denatured alcohol derailed and several cars exploded.
A car was struck by a freight train this morning in west suburban Elmwood Park, forcing police to shut down multiple roads.
Naperville and Metra police continued to investigate the apparent suicide of a man who stepped in front of a speeding freight train at Metra’s Fourth Avenue station north of the city’s downtown.