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Young Woman Saves Man Stuck On Railroad TracksA woman from a tiny city near Springfield was being honored for saving the life of a disabled man whose wheelchair got stuck on a set of railroad tracks on Tuesday.
Man Who Saved Woman From Metra Train: "There's No Hero Here"Ed Suarez said he couldn’t believe his eyes Monday when he saw a disoriented 80-year-old woman drive onto the railroad tracks in Western Springs at the height of the evening rush, but he’s glad he didn’t think twice about springing into action.
Elwood Wants Bridge At Intersection Near Busy Truck FacilityA tiny town just south of Joliet has reached out to state regulators in an effort to make changes to an intersection that sees very heavy truck traffic, in order to keep cargo moving while avoiding a possible catastrophe.
Elwood Warns Of Dangers From Heavy Truck TrafficOfficials in southwest suburban Elwood have released police dashboard camera video of a semi-trailer truck going through a railroad crossing gate, to illustrate the village’s point that trucks are creating dangerous conditions as it fights a lawsuit by an intermodal facility.
Historic Union Pacific Train Helping Warn Of Rail DangersA distinctive train from the past will be running for a second consecutive day in the Chicago area Wednesday, in a drive to make motorists and pedestrians more aware around railroad tracks and crossings.
Unconscious Man Found Near Metra Tracks, UP/North Line Trains DelayedAn unconscious man was taken to an Evanston hospital for surgery on a head wound after he was found laying near the Metra tracks in Glencoe, police said.
Group Stresses Railroad Safety After Deaths Rise In 2013More people than ever have been killed or injured by trains in Illinois and elsewhere, and safety advocates said it’s largely because of people being distracted by using their smartphones and other mobile devices.
Trains Moving After Major Problems On Metra BNSF Line Trains were stopped for four hours midday Wednesday when a crane erecting a new signal bridge above the BNSF Ry. tracks in Westmont toppled over, taking the bridge with it.
Girl's Suicide Raises Question About Home For Troubled YouthA teenage girl who took her life on railroad tracks in Naperville last month was a resident of a home that is supposed to protect some of the state’s most vulnerable young people. CBS 2's Dave Savini investigated allegations the home was out of control.
Deer Takes A Stroll Through Ogilvie Train StationA deer walked up the tracks at the Ogilvie Transportation Center in downtown Chicago on Sunday and was safely corralled by animal welfare officials in between two sets of doors.
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