BREAKING: Train Derailment At BNSF Rail YardMetra said it's not sure if the incident will have an effect on service.
Man Convicted In Case Tied To Chicago Train-Guns HeistThe U.S. attorney's office says in a statement released Thursday that Cameron Battiste was found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He faces up to 10 years in prison at his May 9 sentencing.
Trial Tied To Theft Of Guns From Chicago Train BeginsCommunity leaders have said a spate of gun thefts during the past five years from the same rail yard put adjacent neighborhoods at risk.
Man Gets 11 Years For Role In Gun Heist From South Side Rail YardPatrick Edwards, 38, of Chicago, was sentenced to 132 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John J. Tharp Jr. in federal court Thursday.
Man Charged With Stealing Copper Wire From South Side Metra Rail YardA south suburban man was charged Tuesday with stealing $1,500 in copper wire from a Metra rail yard on the South Side.
Man Pleads Guilty In Theft Of More Than 100 Guns From Rail YardAndrew Shelton, also known as “Manki,” had been facing trial next month for the April 12, 2015, theft that put more than a hundred stolen Ruger firearms on the streets of Chicago.
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.
Juvenile Electrocuted After Climbing On Top Of Metra TrainAround 7 p.m. Sunday, two juveniles snuck into the rail yard at the University Park station along the Metra Electric Line. One of them climbed on top of a train, and was electrocuted.
Thirteen Assault Rifles Stolen From Chicago Rail Yard The rifles were taken from a freight train container on South Lafayette Avenue in Englewood sometime between Sunday and Tuesday.
Human Foot Found Under Amtrak Train In Rail YardWorkers found a human foot underneath an Amtrak train while performing maintenance in a rail yard near the Chicago River’s South Branch.