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Burton Lindner, 69, and his wife Zorine, 70 (Family Photo)

Family Of Train Wreck Victims Sues Railroad; Cleanup Halted

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.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

A Union Pacific freight train hauling coal from Wyoming to Wisconsin derailed near the border between north suburban Glenview and Northbrook on July 4, 2012. A railroad bridge also collapsed in the wreck. (Credit: CBS)

Coal Train Derails Near Glenview-Northbrook Border, Bridge Collapses

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.


Lombard Train Fatal

Person Struck, Killed By Metra Train In Lombard

Police in west suburban Lombard are investigating after a person was struck and killed by a freight train.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012

Two teens were seriously hurt after jumping from a moving freight train near Pulaski Road and Fullerton Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

2 Teens Seriously Hurt After Jumping Off Moving 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 derailed near Fort Wayne, Ind., on March 27, 2012. Some of the cars were carrying molten sulfur, which sparked a large fire and resulted in major delays for Amtrak passengers traveling from the East Coast to Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Indiana Freight Train Derailment Snarls Amtrak Traffic

A freight train derailment in Indiana caused some travel trouble for people headed to Chicago on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

A freight train derailment has shut down Archer Avenue. (CBS)

Freight Train Derailment Shuts Down Archer Avenue, Near 47th Street

A freight train derailment has shut down a busy intersection on the Southwest Side.


Railroad Crossing

Man Killed When Train Hits Minivan In Hobart

A man was killed Monday afternoon when a freight train struck a minivan at a crossing in northwest Indiana.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011

Railroad Crossing

Worker Hit By Freight Train In Joliet

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 […]

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

Freight Train Fire

Metra Line Running, But Delayed, After Derailment

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.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2011

Freight Train Fire

Commuters Still Facing Delays After Freight Train Derailment

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.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

Train Derailment, Explosion

Train Derailment, Explosion Evacuates Central Illinois Town

Many residents of a central Illinois town was evacuated early Friday, after a train containing denatured alcohol derailed and several cars exploded.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011

Train Accident

Freight Train Plows Into Car In Elmwood Park

A car was struck by a freight train this morning in west suburban Elmwood Park, forcing police to shut down multiple roads.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Freight Train Strikes, Kills Naperville Pedestrian

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.


Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Freight Train Derailment Stalls 2 Metra Lines

A set of wheels on a moving freight train car derailed Friday afternoon, disabling the train and causing delays on two Metra commuter rail lines.


A frieght train derailment closed Central Avenue near 55th Street. (CBS)

Freight Train Derailment Closes Central Avenue Near Midway

Motorists traveling around Midway Airport are being advised to seek alternate routes after a freight train derailment closed Central Avenue near 55th Street.


Riverdale train vs. truck crash

Driver Hospitalized After Pickup Truck Hit By Train

A pickup truck driver was hospitalized Friday morning after a freight train hit his truck at a railroad crossing in south suburban Riverdale.


Freight Train Passing A Grade Crossing.  (Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Lake Forest Woman Fatally Struck By Train

The death of a Lake Forest woman at the Deerfield Metra station was accidental.