Are trains derailing lives?

There are 14 comments on the Oct 13, 2009, Lincoln-Way Sun story titled Are trains derailing lives?. In it, Lincoln-Way Sun reports that:

An influx of nighttime train traffic on the old Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Co.

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Since: Dec 06

Joliet, IL

#2 Oct 13, 2009
I told you so....
NewLenox Resident

Oak Park, IL

#3 Oct 13, 2009
I live right next to the tracks. Grow up and deal with it people, the tracks were there LOOONG before any houses were. You all made the choice to move by them.
Quarter

Ottawa, IL

#4 Oct 13, 2009
NewLenox Resident wrote:
I live right next to the tracks. Grow up and deal with it people, the tracks were there LOOONG before any houses were. You all made the choice to move by them.
I've lived a quarter mile from that line for 23 years. Doesn't bother me. Of course I grew up next to the "J" Yards in Joliet.

When one is buying a house ya gotta remember that word "location".

Unsure if a train line is used often? Look at the rails. If they're shiny it's a busy line. If they carry a light rust cast, they're not busy.
john

Shorewood, IL

#5 Oct 14, 2009
jeez people if what to blame someone blame the politicains for allowing developers to put these homes so close to the tracks.. In crest hill the residents of a new subdivision knew about the tracks in their backyard.. and they were blaming the railroad. I have no problem with CN, when i seen the trains.. i know that there are people working and keeping a lot truck traffic off the roads..
ActiveResident

Park Forest, IL

#6 Oct 15, 2009
I feel the same way -- did anyone buy a house next to RR tracks and actually say "that's okay, I'm sure train traffic will go down in the future". Same thing when buying next to an expressway. Did they think that car traffic would decrease, that no extra lanes could ever possibly be built?
Walter

United States

#7 Oct 15, 2009
LOL, yes, buy a home by an airport and complain about the planes. Yep the American way. And then the politicans want to put intermodals right in the middle of a neighborhood. All backwards. It think we can blame that on George Bush too, he gets blamed for everything anyway.
Surprise

Naperville, IL

#8 Oct 15, 2009
Gee, what a surprise, they always blamed Reagan.
Tracks

Orland Park, IL

#9 Oct 15, 2009
I bought with the tracks behind my house in Frankfort i'm not happy about the increse in trains but the $8000.00 to landscape my back yard from the railroad is fine with me. No For Sale sign in my yard i'm here to stay.
joe

Chicago, IL

#10 Oct 15, 2009
hell why blame george bush for these problems.. if you going to blame anyone blame Christopher columbus... if he didnt discover america... then we would not have these problems
Ijop

United States

#11 Oct 15, 2009
I say we blame Obama.

Had he not been elected the economy would have been in a downward spiral, thus causing rail traffic to further slow down as a result.
people suck

Plainfield, IL

#12 Oct 15, 2009
if you complain about train traffic by the house that you bought knowing the train tracks were there... then you suck
Vikings

Newark, IL

#13 Oct 15, 2009
joe wrote:
hell why blame george bush for these problems.. if you going to blame anyone blame Christopher columbus... if he didnt discover america... then we would not have these problems
No, blame the Vikings. They got here first and mounted the original challenge to the pathetic Indians.
Just Wait

New Lenox, IL

#15 Oct 16, 2009
Walter wrote:
LOL, yes, buy a home by an airport and complain about the planes. Yep the American way. And then the politicans want to put intermodals right in the middle of a neighborhood. All backwards. It think we can blame that on George Bush too, he gets blamed for everything anyway.
George Bush? Who is that? I have not seen him in the past 5 years! The new person (especially in these posts) to blame is Obama - read on.

Since: May 09

Granger, IN

#16 Oct 16, 2009
Transportation is just one piece of king rich daley's iron fisted rule. Metra has become socialized transportation and now they're raising my taxes so that welfare leechers and ILLEGALS can ride around for free while hard working men like me have to pay 6 times what a trip actually costs. IMPEACH daley, stroger BARRY HUSSEIN!!!!!!!!!! OBAMA and vote Tony Pereica into office so things can get back to normal around here

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