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Lois L. Boyd, 79, of Aurora, was reported missing on April 6, 2012, after she failed to return home from a visit to Chicago. (Credit: Aurora Police)

Missing 79-Year-Old Aurora Woman Last Seen On Chicago’s South Side

Aurora Police are asking the public for help is locating a missing 79-year-old woman from the west suburb who was last seen on Chicago’s South Side.


A freight train derailed near Fort Wayne, Ind., on March 27, 2012. Some of the cars were carrying molten sulfur, which sparked a large fire and resulted in major delays for Amtrak passengers traveling from the East Coast to Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Indiana Freight Train Derailment Snarls Amtrak Traffic

A freight train derailment in Indiana caused some travel trouble for people headed to Chicago on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Discover chairman and chief executive officer David Nelms (left) with sweepstakes winner Bill Kirkpatrick of Northbrook, his 14-year-old son Ricky, his wife Iris. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM Newsradio/CBS)

Northbrook Man Wins $1 Million In Discover Card Contest

Imagine getting off your morning train to work, only to find out you’ve suddenly become a millionaire.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

Union Station (CBS)

Smoky Fire Starts At Union Station

A smoky fire started above the train tracks at Union Station Saturday afternoon.


Maroon 5 Concert

Hundreds Pack Union Station For Maroon 5, Sara Bareilles Concert

Hundreds of people crowded into Union Station Thursday night, but they weren’t waiting for a train.

CBS 2–03/02/2012

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

First High-Speed Train Leaves Union Station

High-speed rail service has arrived in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel participates in a jobs forum at United's corporate headquarters in Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

United Workers Meet Mayor To Talk Pluses, Minuses Of Living In City

A few of the 1,300 United Airlines employees relocating to Chicago got the chance Wednesday to tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel what they do and don’t like about their new home.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012

The Old Chicago Main Post Office building at 433 W. Van Buren St. (Credit: CBS)

Durbin, Amtrak: Venting Issues At Old Post Office Hurt Union Station

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Monday he hopes the owner of the Old Post Office building is going to make good on his word to help vent harmful exhaust fumes from Union Station, located just below the building.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2012

A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra Riders Rush To Buy Tickets Before Fare Hike

Irritated commuters rushed Tuesday to buy Metra tickets before fare hikes averaging 25 percent go into effect Wednesday, but they couldn’t buy more than a month’s worth of discounted 10-ride passes, thanks to a Metra policy designed to prevent stockpiling.


Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Apologizes For Monday’s Union Station Delays

Metra is apologizing to riders a day after signal problems forced Union Station commuters to experience lengthy delays, crowded conditions and communication issues.


Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Switching Problems Cause Metra Delays At Union Station

Metra trains were delayed up to 45 minutes Monday night because of a switching problem near a Downtown station.


(Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

City, Suburbs Offer Public Transportation To Bears Game

Football fans attending Sunday’s Bears game against the Seattle Seahawks have plenty of ways to get to the game — including CTA, Metra, Pace and numerous parking lot options. The Bears host the Seahawks at noon at Soldier Field.


222 S. Riverside Plaza

Building That Planner Wants Torn Down Gets New Name

You might not have known the name of the high-rise building that hangs over the main concourse of Union Station to begin with, but on Friday it is acquiring the name of its primary tenant, Fifth Third Bank.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Dick Durbin

Durbin Concerned About Funding For Transit Projects

CHICAGO (CBS) — Speaking at a news conference at Union Station yesterday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he’s concerned what this week has in store for the 3.4 million passengers who ride trains in and […]


Metra Train

Big Delays On Metra’s BNSF Line From Aurora

Commuters can expect delays this morning on Metra’s BNSF line after a disabled freight train halted five trains inbound into the city.


Prakul Kumar, 22, was reported missing on Sept. 3, 2011, after he and his father got separated at Union Station and his father could not find him. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

College Student Found Safe After Going Missing At Union Station

A college student who went missing at Union Station over the weekend has been found safe on the Northwest Side.


Metra-Amtrak Crash

Amtrak, Metra Trains Collide At Union Station

An Amtrak train hit a Metra commuter train Friday morning at Union Station, sending as many as 12 people to area hospitals.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2011

Union Station (CBS)

Architect Wants To Expand Union Station

CHICAGO (WBBM) – Union Station is running out of room for trains, even though Metra commuters are asking for more service, Amtrak is setting ridership records, and advocates want to make Union Station the hub […]

WBBM Newsradio–05/30/2011

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

Report: Quinn Wants Amtrak For Downtown-O’Hare Route

A published report says Amtrak is considering whether it is financially possible to offer nonstop service from downtown to O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2011

Metra Train

Report: Metra Pollution Worse Than Thought

An examination of Metra’s pollution problems reveals riders may be at greater risk than originally believed.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2011