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.
A 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.
Officials 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.
A 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.
An 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.
More 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 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.
A 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.
A 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.