Railroad: It's taken steps to thwart Chicago gun thieves

Chicago • A railway says it has implemented new security measures at a Chicago rail yard where thieves stole 150 guns in recent years, most of which ended up in the hands of drug dealers and gangs. Norfolk Southern wrote in a May 4 letter to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin that among the measures it put in place for the South Side yard as of April 1 are rules requiring better train-cargo locks. Durbin had written to the railroad on March 14 in response to an Associated Press report about the guns that wer...

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