Norfolk Southern Defends Use Of 'Bait Trucks' To Prevent Freight Theft, Despite Criticism From Alderman, ACLUA major railroad is fighting back against accusations it's trying to lure people into stealing goods from freight cars.
Gang Thieves Use Rail Yards As Shopping Malls, Steal Scores Of GunsStreet gang thieves repeatedly have broken into box cars at Norfolk Southern Railway yards on the South Side, and made off with more than 150 guns in three heists since 2014.
Freight Train Derails, Cars Roll OverFive rail cars on a train were involved in the derailment near 95th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, according to Chicago fire officials. Four of the cars rolled onto their sides, and one was tipping, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said. All of the cars were empty at the time.
Man Charged With Attacking Police Officer At Metra StationNathan Haywood, 24, of the 8100 block of South Spaulding Avenue, is accused of choking and beating a 39-year-old Norfolk Southern officer.
Railroad Officer Beaten At South Side Metra StopThe incident occurred about 10:25 p.m. at the Wrightwood Metra station near 79th Street and Kedzie Avenue.
Union Station Helps Thousands Celebrate National Train DayThousands of people jammed Chicago Union Station Saturday -- but not because they needed to go somewhere. It was the fifth annual National Train Day. Many, such as 12-year-old Kevin Mack, were self-described "railfans" or "train geeks."
New Railroad Bridge To Ease Commute, Create JobsU.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski says 1,400 construction jobs are heading for Chicago's South Side to build a massive railroad bridge at 63rd and State streets.
Freight Train Plows Into Car In Elmwood ParkA car was struck by a freight train this morning in west suburban Elmwood Park, forcing police to shut down multiple roads.
Mystery Surrounds Death Of 90-Year-Old Hit By TrainRita Roehrborn's family has no idea how the 90-year-old Wisconsin woman ended up in Porter County, Ind., early Wednesday morning, where she was killed by a train.