| May 21, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Metra has apologized to customers for two locomotive breakdowns that caused hundreds of passengers on the UP Northwest line to be stuck on board trains for up to three hours.
The disruption Monday night stemmed from two separate mechanical issues, one...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 8:46 AM
"Carmageddon" has begun.
As 11 p.m. approached (on Friday the 13th, no less), steady traffic still flowed along the Kennedy Expressway even as workers prepared to close a downtown section of the road to begin a massive bridge replacement project. As...
| May 25, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Monday is Memorial Day. The following services will be affected:
Schools: Public schools in Chicago will be closed. Most suburban and parochial schools will be closed. Check local districts.
Government offices: Closed.
Postal Service: No mail...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:52 AM
Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow ... Black Line?
A private company has created Blackline, a shuttle service from Belmont Avenue and Sheridan Road to Monroe and Franklin streets that is scheduled to begin regular service May 19....
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Roger Williams, the English Protestant theologian who founded Rhode Island, is depicted in the Wall of Reformation carved in the fortifications of Geneva, Switzerland's 16th century city walls. Unveiled in 1909, the monument celebrated the 400th...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Metra's new chief of police says he will bring over 14 years of command experience at the Illinois State Police to the task of reforming an embattled department criticized for poor performance.
The appointment of Joseph Perez was announced Monday,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:18 PM
An etching reading "Mundelein Village Hall" recently was engraved in the window of a new 32,000 square-foot brick building on 10 acres of land near the Metra station by Hawley Street east of Seymour Avenue.
It's not quite ready for occupation, but staff...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:58 AM
How satisfied are CTA riders with their commute? The CTA is trying to answer that question by surveying nearly 84,000 riders this spring.
Last week, the CTA started emailing a 44-question survey about ridership habits and service amenities to about 80,...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:03 AM
Trains on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line were running again this morning after a derailment near Aurora.
Train 1324, which left Aurora at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday en route to Union Station, derailed soon after leaving Aurora, Metra spokesman...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Construction on BNSF tracks will delay some midday and evening Metra trains between Chicago and Aurora starting April 14, Metra and BNSF announced.
Most of the work to replace railroad ties and resurface tracks will be done at night and during non-...
| 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...