| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:37 AM
Gusting snow stopped and delayed Metra trains, canceled hundreds of flights at O'Hare and Midway airports and caused spinouts and tortuous commutes this morning.
Switching problems at Lake Street caused 20-minute delays on the Union Pacific North,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan was a “prominent participant” in patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years, recommending dozens of people for jobs, a new report has found.
Madigan had the power to recommend individuals for...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Martin Oberman, a former Chicago alderman, was picked today to chair Metra's board of directors, bringing a city voice to a post often held by suburbanites.
Oberman said he hopes to guide Metra past the difficulties that erupted after the forced...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 1:24 PM
When the Sox return to U.S. Cellular Field on Monday for Opening Day, it will also be a homecoming of sorts for the Sox Red Line stop.
The CTA shut the Sox-35th station, the closest rail stop to the stadium, for five months last year as part of a $425...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Municipalities and other local governments, including Cook County, collect sales taxes to pay for the services they provide to the individuals and companies that live and do business in their communities. That’s the purpose of sales tax collection....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:55 PM
A winter storm is expected to continue until daybreak Wednesday, marking the 33rd and 34th days we've seen measurable snow this winter.
"It's going to be spreading north into the area, moving into the South Side of Chicago mid-to-late this afternoon,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:16 PM
This winter already ranks as the 8th snowiest on record in Chicago and has a good chance of climbing the charts this weekend when another storm is expected to hit.
The latest snowfall from Tuesday evening through Wednesday totaled 7 inches at the city'...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:05 PM
The Chicago area’s mass transit agencies are doing a poor job of serving the commuting needs of the region -- portions of which are “transit deserts” — while planning efforts are haphazard, a new report says.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:52 PM
A Melrose Park woman was killed Thursday morning when she was struck by a Metra express train after walking onto or too close to the tracks near the Franklin Park station, officials said.
Franklin Park police said the woman, identified as Florence...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:47 AM
Delays up to 30 minutes were being reported on Metra's Burlington Northern Sante Fe line this morning because of a freight train derailment near Cicero Avenue on the Southwest Side.
The derailment initially blocked three tracks and prevented Metra trains...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Improving passenger service on the slowest portion of Illinois' emerging 110-mph rail corridor, between Chicago and Joliet, will cost an estimated $1.5 billion, officials said Monday.
It's roughly the same amount the state is spending so far to...