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Chicago boy electrocuted by train identified

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. | The Will County coroner has identified a Chicago boy found electrocuted to death on top of a Metra train in the southern suburb of University Park.

June 17, 2014 9:04 am

Chicago youth dies atop Metra train in south suburbs

UNIVERSITY PARK | A juvenile died Sunday night after apparently climbing on top of a Metra Electric Line train in University Park, officials said.

June 16, 2014 9:35 am

Metra to begin work Monday on Flossmoor commuter train station

FLOSSMOOR | Metra and municipal officials will begin work Monday on the commuter train station that connects this suburb to downtown Chicago on the Metra Electric line.

May 03, 2014 12:00 am

No explosives found in suspicious package left on Chicago train platform

CHICAGO | An investigation by the Chicago Police Department's bomb and arson squad revealed no explosive devices in a package resembling a homemade bomb left on a train platform at the Van Buren Street station during the Wednesday morning rush.

October 02, 2013 5:45 pm

Park Forest to offer free Metra commuter lot parking in August

PARK FOREST | The village of Park Forest will offer free parking in both village-owned Metra lots at the 211th Street Station as well as the Matteson Station during the month of August.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am

Metra to bolster police prescence on Electric Line to South Chicago, University Park

Metra commuter railroad police began increased patrols this week of all train lines, including the Metra Electric mainline trains to University Park and the South Chicago branch.

June 12, 2013 3:45 pm

New al-Qaida threat similar to 2007 Metra incident

CHICAGO | Emerging details about an al-Qaida plot to derail a U.S. train are eerily similar to a 2007 incident involving the Metra Electric Line over the Bishop Ford Freeway on Chicago's Southeast Side.

May 06, 2011 3:15 pm
Illinois rail line chugging ahead of NWI project?

Illinois rail line chugging ahead of NWI project?

SOUTH HOLLAND | Gov. Pat Quinn signed off Monday on a law to create a southeast suburban commuter train line from Chicago to Crete. Although a who's who of suburban leaders turned out for the signing, a spokesman for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District remained skeptical.

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