| Feb 25, 2015
| 12:10 PM
New Lenox is exploring creating quiet zones along two Metra commuter lines and hopes to get other towns local governments to help pay for the crossing changes because some of the crossings are outside the village.
At the village board meeting this week,...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 12:21 PM
Braving the cold Ash Wednesday morning, pastors from the Winnetka Presbyterian Church brought church services directly to its community members on Feb. 18.
Beginning at 6:15 a.m., the Rev. David Lower and Associate Pastor Adam Walker Cleaveland began...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 9:05 AM
Union Pacific West Line trains are running up to an hour late following a gas leak near Geneva.
Due to a gas leak, inbound and outbound trains may be operating 35 to 60 minutes behind schedule, according to a service advisory posted on Metra's website....
| Feb 23, 2015
| 7:13 AM
Many Metra trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line were either canceled or delayed Monday morning after mechanical problems with an early train at the Naperville station fouled up traffic on the busy west suburban commuter line.
Train No. 1212,...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 2:39 PM
Like many communities, downtown Glencoe is easily accessible via public transportation. But enhancements are always possible and making those changes is a goal of the Plan Commission in its search to find ways to invigorate Glencoe's downtown.
| Feb 18, 2015
| 11:58 AM
To dog lover Rena Church, the numbers don't add up.
The Aurora woman has gathered 4,500 signatures on a petition requesting a new policy to allow small pets on trains.
The Metra board, on the other hand, got a measly 30-40 emails from folks aghast...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:06 PM
When a bicycle thief struck Winnetka's Elm Street Metra station last May, officials said his crime was captured by the village's video security cameras, leading to a quick arrest by the police department.
Now, with the village council's recent...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 8:15 AM
Commuters shuffled through the Ogilvie Transportation Center on Monday morning, bundled against the snow and cold and many of them running late because of delays and cancellations on Metra lines.
Lynette Russell arrived at Ogilvie after traveling from...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 8:28 PM
A person was struck by a Metra train in suburban Arlington Heights on Sunday night, officials said.
The pedestrian was struck about 9:45 p.m. near the Arlington Heights station on the Union Pacific Northwest Line, said Metra spokesman Michael Gillis....
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Amtrak will spend $12 million this year for renovation work at Chicago's Union Station, including a redesign of the facility's often-crowded concourse areas, officials will announce Thursday.
The station also will undergo safety improvements, better...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:21 PM
Evanston police are beefing up patrols along the CTA Purple Line and Metra stops in the wake of a robbery near the Main Purple Line stop and in anticipation of an Evanston newsstand selling Charlie Hebdo newspapers.
Evanston police commander Joseph...