Metra Train Struck By LightningTuesday morning’s storms caused hundreds of Metra passengers to be late, after lightning apparently struck a Union Pacific-North Line train.
Woman Fatally Struck By Metra Train In Forest GlenRoseanna Slawson was struck by an inbound Milwaukee District North train about 11:30 p.m. near the Forest Glen station, 5310 N. Forest Glen Ave., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office and a Metra spokeswoman. She was pronounced dead at 4:33 a.m.
Woman Talks Grieving Teen Out Of Jumping In Front Of TrainA southwest suburban woman is credited with talking a grieving teen out of jumping in front of a train Friday evening.
Work Beginning Monday On Metra Electric Line To Cause DelaysCommuters on Metra’s Electric Line should prepare for 10-minute delays and altered schedules as major work begins Monday on the line that runs from the city to the south suburbs.
Body Found Near Metra Tracks By Bloomingdale TrailA body of a man discovered near Metra tracks on Tuesday near the Bloomingdale Trail on the Northwest side was struck by a train, according to authorities.
Two Charged In Armed Robbery At Metra Station In HarveyDemareea Lindsey, 18, of Park Forest; and a 15-year-old Park Forest boy were each charged with aggravated robbery, according to Metra.
Body Found Near Metra Tracks On South SideA body was found near Metra tracks Wednesday morning in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood, halting Rock Island District trains.
Metra Cancels Plans To Replace Its Oldest Bi-LevelsMetra cancels plans to replace its oldest bi-levels with new commuter rail cars, after the ongoing budgetary standoff in Springfield and lack of a statewide capital construction program. Riders are still expected to get a handful of new cars.
One Killed When Metra Train Hits SUV In Oak LawnOne person was killed Monday morning, when a Metra train hit an SUV in southwest suburban Oak Lawn, halting operations on the Southwest Service line for about two hours.
CTA, Metra Offer Extra Service For LollapaloozaThe CTA and Metra will add trains this weekend to accommodate thousands of passengers headed for Lollapalooza in Grant Park.
Metra Electric Trains On The Move After Tree Falls On Tracks On Far South SideJust after 5 a.m., trains in both directions were halted at State Street near 121st Street because of a tree that fell across the tracks, according to Metra.
Metra Reminding Commuters Of Danger At Railroad CrossingsMetra safety was the topic of conversation in Buffalo Grove on Thursday, after a new report ranked Illinois third in the nation for train crashes.

More From CBS Chicago

News Via Email
Podcast Network

Listen Live