Chicago, Evergreen Park Want CSX Fined For Blocking Railroad CrossingsChicago is joining forces with the Village of Evergreen Park in an effort to force CSX Transportation to live up to the commitments it made to the Surface Transportation Board after acquiring the rights to operate on the Elsdon Line in 2013.
Railroads Threaten Shutdown Without Extension Of Safety System DeadlineThe nation's major freight railroads are threatening partial or total shutdowns Jan. 1, unless Congress extends the deadline for installing new signaling systems and software -- and Metra and Amtrak are caught in the middle.
Freight Rail Cutting Off Emergency Vehicles In Part Of Gary, Ind.Nearly six months ago, crews tore out and began rebuilding the overpass drivers used to get around four sets of tracks that cross Lake Street. CBS 2's Pamela Jones reports.
Freight Train Derails On Southwest Side, Knocks Down Power LinesA freight train derailment on the Southwest Side left several rail cars tossed about early Sunday.
Residents Told To Stay Indoors After Derailment In GaryResidents within a square mile of a train derailment in Gary’s Miller section were being asked Sunday to stay indoors as much as possible to allow emergency and heavy equipment workers to clean up the wreckage.
Did Red Cross Food Make Responders Sick At Train Wreck Site?The health department in Porter County, Ind., is investigating whether food provided by the Red Cross at a train collision scene made first responders sick.
Wife Of Man Killed By Metra Train Sues For Wrongful DeathThe wife of a Joliet man struck and killed by a Metra train last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the rail agency and its partners.
Driver Hospitalized After Pickup Truck Hit By TrainA pickup truck driver was hospitalized Friday morning after a freight train hit his truck at a railroad crossing in south suburban Riverdale.