Court curbs Canadian Pacific's attempt to block Tollway from trying to take rail yard land for Elgin-O'Hare project
A federal judge has refused to apply the brakes to the Illinois Tollway’s plans to improve and extend the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway, saying one of the country’s largest railroad operators jumped the green light in asking the court to block the Tollway from even starting up the process of taking land from one of the company’s railyards for the new highway.
Canadian Pacific asks court to block Tollway from taking land at Bensenville rail yard for Elgin O'Hare project
Canadian Pacific Railroad has asked a federal judge to detour the Illinois Tollway’s plans to take land at a Bensenville rail yard as part of the highway agency’s plans to extend and improve the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway, saying the Tollway lacks the authority to take its land for the new roadway, as federal interstate commerce laws effectively nix the state agency’s eminent domain powers.
Families of victims of a fiery oil-fueled train derailment and explosion that claimed 47 lives in a town on the eastern edge of Canada’s Quebec Province will need to press their wrongful death claims in federal court, after lawyers for Canadian Pacific Railway and other corporate defendants asked to transfer cases from local to federal jurisdiction.
SeidmanA railroad worker has sued his employers, alleging liability in a 2013 accident at a rail yard.Michael Kremidas, of Palos Hills, filed suit April 28 in Cook County Circuit Court against Canadian Pacific Railway and Soo Line Railroad Company, alleging negligence in a 2013 work-related injury.According to the complaint, Kremidas has worked for the defendant since 2009, performing his work duties