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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

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

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

Metra Train

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

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

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

Railroad Crossing

Local Residents Reminisce On North Shore Line

There was a time when you could hop on a train at certain North Side ‘L’ stations, sit down in a tavern-lounge car, order a drink and eat a freshly-cooked hamburger as you rode to Milwaukee at up to 90 miles an hour.

01/20/2013

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Fares Increase Monday For Half Of The CTA’s Riders

The price of a one-day pass will nearly double, from $5.75 to $10. A three-day pass that now costs $14 will cost $20. The seven-day pass will increase in price from $23 to $28 and the 30-day pass will increase in price from $86 to $100.

01/13/2013

Metra L

Metra Trains Delayed After Train Derails Downtown; No One Injured

Wheels on the second and third cars of a northbound Metra train left the tracks, but all of the cars remain upright near 155 N. Canal St., just north of the Ogilvie Transportation Center. The train appeared to be pulling at least six cars.

12/24/2012

Metra Logo

2 Sent To Hospital After Car Is Hit By Metra Train On South Side

Two people inside a vehicle struck by a Metra train Monday evening on the South Side were hospitalized — one in critical condition.

12/10/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Man Saves Teen, Car From Train, But Don’t Call Him A Hero

The mystery man who helped a teenager get a stalled car off railroad tracks in Tinley Park last week as a train was approaching says he’s not really a hero.

11/06/2012

Audio: Coyotes Howl At Passing Train In Indiana Dunes

WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser recorded coyotes howling at a passing train in the Indiana Dunes, near Beverly Shores.

10/05/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Of New Orleans Trains To Reach New Orleans Again Starting Tuesday

Amtrak says the City of New Orleans passenger train will pull into its namesake city this coming Tuesday, the first time since late August.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

A car collided with a CTA train in the 4600 block of North Kedzie on Friday afternoon. (CBS)

Police Car Collides With CTA Train During Pursuit

CBS 2 observed the accident scene at the Brown Line Kedzie stop: a mangled car against the side of a CTA commuter train.

08/10/2012

Burton Lindner, 69, and his wife Zorine, 70 (Family Photo)

Family Of Train Wreck Victims Sues Railroad; Cleanup Halted

The family of a Glenview couple killed in a train derailment and bridge collapse has filed a wrongful death suit against Union Pacific Railroad over the incident, and a judge has ordered cleanup of the wreck halted to preserve evidence in the case.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

An engine caught fire on at Amtrak train. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Amtrak Train Engine Catches Fire

The engine of an Amtrak passenger train caught fire Wednesday south of Union Station.

06/27/2012

Red Line Fatal

Man Struck, Killed By Train On Red Line Tracks

A 27-year-old Glenview man was hit and killed by a Red Line ‘L’ train in Rogers Park early Thursday.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Ravinia Festival

Glen Campbell’s Goodbye Tour Among Season’s Headliners At Ravinia

Ravinia has something for everyone as usual this summer, from multiple headliners who performed at the original Woodstock to an artist who played at Lollapalooza not long ago – not to mention a stop by Glen Campbell on his goodbye tour.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Fares Rising Up To 30 Percent On Wednesday

Starting Wednesday, Metra riders will see a big increase in fares, with most riders paying 30 percent more.

01/30/2012

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