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Madigan Says Federal Government Should Investigate Data Breaches

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday called for the formation of a new federal agency to investigate data breaches in much the same way the National Transportation Safety Board investigates plane and train crashes.

07/16/2014

A Blue Line train ended up on the escalator at the O'Hare station after jumping the tracks when it failed to slow down while pulling into the terminal. (Credit: CBS)

NTSB: Blue Line ‘Trip Stop’ At O’Hare Was Too Close To The End Of The Track

NTSB officials had previously said the train’s operator, Brittney Haywood, admitted falling asleep at the controls as the train was pulling into the O’Hare station, but that automated systems in place were designed to stop the train if she did not hit the brakes.

04/07/2014

A Blue Line train ended up on the escalator at the O'Hare station after jumping the tracks when it failed to slow down while pulling into the terminal. (Credit: CBS)

Derailed CTA Train Removed From O’Hare; Station Could Reopen By Weekend

CTA officials have removed damaged train cars from the escalator and platform at O’Hare International Airport, and hope to reopen the station by this weekend, following a Blue Line derailment that injured more than 30 people earlier this week.

03/27/2014

A CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks and climbed an escalator at the O'Hare terminal, after it failed to slow down while pulling into the station. (Photo supplied to CBS)

NTSB: CTA Operator Dozed Off, Didn’t Wake Up Until Crash At O’Hare

Federal investigators said the woman who was operating the Blue Line that crashed at O’Hare International Airport on Monday admitted she dozed off before the crash, and didn’t wake up until it derailed and slammed into an escalator.

03/26/2014

This CTA train smashed into the escalator on Monday morning at the O'Hare station. (Credit: CBS)

NTSB: Automated Stopping System Activated Before Blue Line Crash

Federal investigators said an automated braking system known as a “track trip” activated just before a CTA Blue Line train derailed at O’Hare International Airport and plowed into an escalator, but it’s not clear if the system applied the brakes as quickly as it should.

03/25/2014

A CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks and climbed an escalator at the O'Hare terminal, after it failed to slow down while pulling into the station. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Blue Line Operator Dozed Off Before Train Jumped Tracks At O’Hare

just before 3 a.m. Monday, a train failed to stop as it pulled into the O’Hare station, and jumped the tracks onto the platform, then went up the escalator, stopping just short of the turnstiles.

03/24/2014

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Metra Seeks Delay In Deadline For New Safety System, Citing Cost

Metra and other railroads have until the end of 2015 to install “positive train control” systems – which allow a computer to override human error, and take control of a train, but railroads have asked for a three-year extension to implement the system.

12/03/2013

Plane crash in Boilingbrook by Clow Airport. (Credit: Chopper 780)

NTSB: Aborted Landing Preceded Bolingbrook Plane Crash

The report, issued Thursday, does not indicate what caused the Sept. 25 crash that killed the pilot, Narayan Venguswamy, 63, and his wife, Jay, from Georgetown, Ky.

11/08/2013

The re-assembled shell of TWA flight #800 sits inside a hangar at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) training facility during a press conference July 16, 2008 in Ashburn, Virginia. The NTSB and FAA announced a new device commonly called an 'air separater' that replaces oxygen in aircraft fuel tanks with nitrogen preventing potiential flammable vapors on the anniversary of the crash of TWA flight #800 announcing the new technology that will be required in large passenger aircraft. The flammable mixture of fuel and oxygenated air caused the catastrophic explosion of the Boeing 747 flight in 1996. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

TWA 800 Victims’ Daughter: Missile Coverup ‘Impossible”

A Chicago woman who lost her father and stepmother in the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996 said she doesn’t believe claims made in a new documentary that the plane was brought down by a missile and was covered up by government investigators.

WBBM Newsradio–06/21/2013

O'Hare International Airport

Planes Clip Wings At O’Hare

No one was injured Wednesday night when a passenger jet with 284 people aboard and a cargo plane clipped the tips of their wings as they taxied past each other at O’Hare International Airport.

05/02/2013

One person was killed when a small plane crashed in Manhattan Township in southern Will County on Dec. 4, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

One Killed In Will County Plane Crash

Federal authorities were investigating the cause of a fatal plane crash near Joliet on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

O'Hare International Airport

Report: Near-Collisions Continue To Cause Worries At U.S. Airports

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating two near-collisions within months of one another last year at O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

A double-decker Megabus crashed into a concrete pillar on Interstate 55 on Aug. 2, 2012. (Credit: KMOV)

A Look At Recent Megabus Problems: Coincidence Or Pattern?

It’s been a rough week for Megabus, as the discount intercity bus line has been involved in two fatal accidents in Illinois, and agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a man struck and killed by a Megabus two years ago.

CBS 2–08/09/2012

A Southwest Airlines jet (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Report Points To Controller Error In Near Collision At Midway

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a near-collision last month at Midway International Airport, involving a Southwest Airlines jet.

WBBM Newsradio–01/10/2012

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NTSB: Pilot Passed Two Airports Before Crash That Killed Four

A pilot passed up two chances to land at suburban airports — because he didn’t want to get stranded — just minutes before crashing near Crystal Lake last month, killing his two daughters and one of the girls’ boyfriends.

12/08/2011

Three people were killed when a medical transport plane crashed in Riverwoods, Ill., on Nov. 29, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Three Killed In Riverwoods Plane Crash

Three people were killed and two others injured when a small plane transporting a medical patient crashed late Monday in north suburban Riverwoods.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2011

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)

Truck Company In Deadly Train Wreck Had Citations

A Nevada trucking company under scrutiny for a fatal crash with an Amtrak train has been cited repeatedly by state authorities for crashes, unsafe driving and operating a truck with tires so bald the vehicle had to be taken off the road.

06/26/2011

A Southwest Airlines jet (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Southwest Completes Inspections Of 737s

Southwest Airlines has found cracks in five of its older 737 aircraft, after a hole ripped open in the roof of one of its jets last week. As inspections wrapped up, the airline appeared to be getting operations back to normal at Midway International Airport.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011