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Durbin Wants Railroads To Conduct More Frequent Track Inspections

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is urging the railroad industry to help prevent future train derailments that might be caused by extreme heat by conducting more frequent track inspections.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2012

A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

Suicides Way Up On Naperville Railroad Tracks

Four times in the last six months, men from Naperville have stepped in front of a train and ended their lives.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

Job Fair

Nearly 10,000 Attend Transportation Job Fair At Chicago State

With renewed worries about the economy in the wake of the downgrade of the nation’s credit rating, nearly 10,000 people showed up for a job fair hosted by Congressman bobby Rush on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2011

French High Speed Rail V150 Train

Illinois To Get Rail Money Rejected By Ohio, Wisconsin

Illinois will get a portion of the $1.2 billion in high-speed rail money that newly-elected governors in Ohio and Wisconsin do not want.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2010