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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: August 18th-24th

Check out the priceless things to do this week in Chicago, week of August 18th-24th.

08/18/2014

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VIDEO: Indiana Women Stuck On Train Tracks Jump Under Freight Train To Survive

Two Indiana women barely dodged a 14,000-ton freight train recently as they found themselves stuck on an Indiana trestle.

07/30/2014

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Maple Park Holds Safety Meeting After Teen’s ‘Breezing’ Death

“Breezing” next to train tracks apparently is a potent draw for some young kids, which is why the police chief of Maple Park held a safety class Wednesday.

07/09/2014

Surveillance photo of the suspect who assaulted an elderly man at a northwest Indiana train station Thursday morning. (NICTD police)

Suspect Assaults, Robs Elderly Man At Hammond, Ind. Train Station

Indiana authorities have released a surveillance photo in an effort to catch the man who assaulted an 84-year-old man and stole his wallet.

06/27/2014

An Amtrak train struck a station wagon that got stuck on the tracks in Riverside on Thursday. (Credit: Riverside Police)

Woman, Dog Hurt When Train Hits Car In Riverside

A woman and a Shih Tzu named Tuxedo narrowly escaped serious injury after an oncoming train in west suburban Riverside struck the woman’s vehicle on Thursday.

02/21/2014

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Vehicle Struck By Metra Train In Des Plaines

A train struck a vehicle in northwest suburban Des Plaines Monday afternoon, halting all inbound and outbound Metra trains on the Union Pacific Northwest line.

02/17/2014

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With Ventra Back On The Rails, Transition To The New Fare Payment System Could Soon Resume

According to the Chicago Transit Authority, there could be a new transition schedule for the Ventra fare payment system as early as next month. This comes after the CTA set three performance standards for Cubic Transportation Systems — the company behind Ventra — back in November. As of January 1st, the CTA says Cubic has met these standards.

01/13/2014

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CTA Auctioning Off Bus Stop Signs, Rail Ties And Even Two Entire ‘L’ Train Cars

If you have the cash to outbid the competition, you can soon purchase your very own Chicago L train. No word yet on whether it comes with angry passengers complaining about Ventra.

12/12/2013

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The World’s Coolest Train Stations

Despite the abundance of public transportation options, trains remain a popular and consistent way to travel easily. Check out the world’s coolest train stations.

11/13/2013

The smashed CTA Blue Line train before it was removed from the tracks on Tuesday night. (Credit: Photo provided to CBS)

CTA, Feds Ready To Rule Out Sabotage In ‘Ghost Train’ Crash

A CTA bulletin posted tonight in all train yards orders employees to isolate all defective cars and put chocks on all wheels to make sure they can’t move.

10/03/2013

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Gary, Ind. Teens Watch In Horror As Their Friend Is Killed By Train

Fifteen-year-old Diquan Thomas was struck and killed Wednesday by a freight train. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

09/12/2013

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Woman Struck By Train In Pullman

The train struck the woman about 4:30 p.m. near West 115th and South State streets, according to Fire Media Affairs.

05/16/2013

Dominic Szymanski (District 220)

11-Year-Old Struck By Train Returns To School

Dominic Syzmanski amazingly lost only a foot and a few toes on the other foot when he was hit by a train two months ago. Tuesday, he surprised his entire school during an afternoon assembly.

05/14/2013

Dominic Szymanski (District 220)

Barrington 5th-Grader Hit By Train Goes Home

Dominic Szymanski, the fifth-grade boy who was hit by a train in downtown northwest suburban Barrington on March 15, was able to return home from the hospital earlier this week.

04/06/2013

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Train Strikes Car In Hegewisch, Critically Injuring One

The conductor of a Norfolk Southern freight train that collided with a car in Chicago’s south side Hegewisch neighborhood today saw the driver go around the tracks, but the train couldn’t stop in time.

03/17/2013

An 11-year-old was struck by a Metra train Friday evening in Barrington. (CBS)

Boy, 11, Hit By Commuter Train In Barrington

A Metra train struck an 11-year-old boy Friday evening in northwest suburban Barrington.

03/15/2013

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Metra Train Delayed More Than An Hour When Doors Won’t Close

Passengers on a Metra train headed to Chicago on Friday morning got downtown about 80 minutes late because the train’s doors would not close after a stop at the Naperville station.

02/15/2013

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Driver Escapes Injury When Train Hits SUV

A woman who had the railroad crossing gate come down on her SUV while traveling westbound Friday in North Chicago escaped injury when a freight train clipped her vehicle.

02/09/2013

UP West Metra Train

Metra Train Travels 13 Minutes With Door Open

Thirteen minutes. That’s how long a door aboard a moving Metra train stayed open Tuesday evening before a conductor discovered the problem.

02/06/2013

The South Shore Line. (CBS)

Most South Shore Service Suspended After Derailment

Service has been suspended on the South Shore train line in Northwest Indiana due to a derailment in Michigan City.

01/28/2013

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