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Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Note About Bad Dream Mistaken For Bomb Threat On Metra Train

A man on a Metra train Monday night was only trying to ease his fears about a bad dream he had, but the note he passed to the train conductor was mistaken for a bomb threat.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

An Amtrak train originating in Chicago collided with a truck in Nevada June 24, killing the driver and five people aboard the train. (Robert Hill/CNN)

Attendant Faults Amtrak In Latest Suit Over Fatal Nev. Accident

Another lawsuit has been filed over the crash of an Amtrak train that left Chicago and was hit by a truck in Nevada, killing six people more than a week ago.

07/04/2011

Two people were injured when a train hit this pickup truck in northwest suburban Itasca on July 3, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Two Injured When Pickup Hit By Train In Itasca

Two people were injured overnight when a train hit a pickup truck in northwest suburban Itasca.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2011

An Amtrak train originating in Chicago collided with a truck in Nevada June 24, killing the driver and five people aboard the train. (Robert Hill/CNN)

Woman Sues Over Injuries On Amtrak Train In Crash

An Evanston woman is the first to file suit against a Nevada trucking company after she was injured in a deadly crash on an Amtrak train last week.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Digital Chicago

Guide To Using The Metra To Go Downtown

Are you from the far flung reaches of Chicago’s suburbs and, like me, afraid to take the Metra? It’s okay, you can admit it, the Metra confuses me too. Don’t worry though! We’ll figure that giant, metal, moving monster out together!

06/15/2011

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Takes Delivery Of New Prototype ‘L’ Cars

More new CTA ‘L’ cars are beginning to arrive, even though Chicago Transit Authority president Forrest Claypool says the cars have not been given final approval.

WBBM Newsradio–06/08/2011

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Brookfield Zoo Guide

Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st St., Brookfield, Ill. Monday – Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Indoor Animal Exhibits close one half hour before the zoo closes. General Admission Adults: […]

05/28/2011

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Train Hits, Kills Man In Blue Island

A man is dead after being struck by a train in south suburban Blue Island Saturday morning.

05/07/2011

CTA Yellow Line Accident

Car Hits Yellow Line Train, Leaves Scene

Power was cut briefly to the CTA Yellow Line in north suburban Skokie this morning after a car struck a train and kept going.

03/01/2011

Train Crash

Road Salt To Blame For Railroad Gate Failure?

A new report says road salt is to blame for the failure of crossing gates and warning lights Monday morning at the site where two cars hit a stopped train.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2011

Train Crash

4 Injured When Cars Crash Into Train

Two cars headed in opposite direction both hit the same freight train overnight, and now there are serious questions about whether the rail crossing safety systems were even working.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2011

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Men Charged In Red Line Train Robbery

Two men are due in court, charged with hitting a student on a CTA train outside Wrigley Field, and stealing a video camera, before being apprehended by Guardian Angels who were on the train.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2011

Brown Line Train

1 Hurt When Car Backs Into CTA Train

One person was taken to the hospital this morning, after a car backed into a stopped Brown Line train at the Rockwell station.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011

CTA turnstiles

Faster Trains Worth The Walk?

The last of four nights of public meetings on reconstruction of the CTA Purple Line, and the northern end of the Red Line, takes place tonight.

WBBM Newsradio–01/27/2011

Metra L

Man Struck, Killed By Metra Train

Metra trains were halted on the Union/Pacific West Line Friday morning, after a man was struck and killed by a train on the city’s West Side.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2011

CTA Trains To Get Security Cameras

CTA this spring will use proceeds from a federal Homeland Security grant to equip half of its rail car fleet with security cameras.

WBBM Newsradio–01/12/2011

Chicago Firetruck, generic sized image

Crews Stop Train Fuel Leak On Southwest Side

Updated 12/18/10 – 11:53 a.m. CHICAGO (CBS) – Emergency crews have stopped a fuel leak from a train car at a Southwest Side rail yard Saturday morning. A Level One Hazmat response was called at […]

12/18/2010

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

Engine Fire On Amtrak Train From Chicago

The lead engine caught fire Wednesday morning on an Amtrak train headed from Chicago to New York, as it approached a station in northern Ohio.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2010

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Smoke Shuts Down Power To CTA Red Line

Power was shut down to part of the CTA Red Line subway Wednesday morning, after brakes on a train began smoking.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2010

Metra Train

Man Struck And Killed By Metra Train In Rogers Park

A man was hit and killed by an outbound Metra train Sunday morning in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side, according to a spokesman for the Fire Department.

11/21/2010

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