Long freight trains and signal problems snarling traffic are on the rise

Chicago's Afternoon News

"We just had a situation where the train rolled through, and the gates stayed down for almost an hour."- Evergreen Park Mayor Kelly Burke

Union Pacific locomotives wait for freight cars to be sorted at Belt Railway Co. of Chicago, one of the busiest rail yards in the country where cars are switched from incoming trains to outgoing trains based on destinations on April 21, 2008. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green

Evergreen Park Mayor Kelly Burke joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why freight trains are becoming a nuisance for drivers and causing safety concerns for pedestrians.

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