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  • Stories of sexual harassment on the CTA

    Stories of sexual harassment on the CTA
    EXTRA: This story from June 27 has been updated to include responses from readers on social media following our story published on July 29 -- as a result of these shared stories. Click to skip to these additions.   Following a report of a man...
  • RTA extends deadlines 3 months to renew free-rides permits

    RTA extends deadlines 3 months to renew free-rides permits
    The Regional Transportation Authority has temporarily extended the expiration dates on about 100,000 free-ride permits in response to delays by the state in processing a surge of new applications and renewal requests for financial assistance to disabled...
  • Robbins residents dig in against proposed quarry

    Robbins residents dig in against proposed quarry
    It was a grand plan for tiny Robbins: a massive quarry and mining operation, a therapeutic horse farm and parks, development along the channel, maybe even a chain drugstore and new housing. The project, as laid out in three phases, would consume about a...
  • Madigan's Metra influence detailed in report

      Madigan's Metra influence detailed in report
    A secret report put together by the legislature's watchdog in the wake of last summer's Metra scandal offers new insight into how Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan navigates the intersection of public business and ward-style patronage through his...
  • Quinn, Rauner camps distribute false press releases attacking each other

    Quinn, Rauner camps distribute false press releases attacking each other
    The race for Illinois governor hasn’t even reached Labor Day, and both campaigns have found a new way to attack the other party’s candidate: distributing phony “media advisories.” Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign went...
  • Orland Park panel OKs new vendor for train stations

    Orland Park panel OKs new vendor for train stations
    Orland Park commuters are a step closer to getting a new train station concession vendor. The village's Finance and Information Technology Committee recommended the board award the contract for concession services at the 143rd Street and 153rd Street...
  • July 4 events in south suburbs

    July 4 events in south suburbs
    Fireworks, parades, picnics, concerts and more will mark the country's 238th year of independence. Here are some of the festivities in the southwest suburbs. Events will be Friday, July 4, unless noted otherwise. Tinley Park The Stars and...
  • Delays plague Metra BNSF riders

    Delays plague Metra BNSF riders
    As if riders on Metra's BNSF Line didn't already know, they suffered through a dismal month of May, with 1 out of every 5 rush-hour trains running at least five minutes late, officials said Friday. The BNSF Line to Aurora — Metra's busiest with...
  • Geneva woman found dead on railroad tracks

    Geneva woman found dead on railroad tracks
    A 32-year-old Geneva woman was found dead on the Union Pacific Railway tracks east of the Fox River on Sunday morning, authorities said. Just before 7 a.m., Geneva Police Department officers responded to a report of a woman lying on the tracks south...
  • BNSF delays caused by freight train accident, grade crossing collision

    BNSF delays caused by freight train accident, grade crossing collision
    An already difficult morning commute on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line got worse when a train and a vehicle collided near west suburban Hinsdale, slowing down trains on a line that had been closed earlier because of a freight train accident....
  • Construction on the Kennedy resumes

    Construction on the Kennedy resumes
    The Illinois Department of Transportation has confirmed that two left lanes on the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) were closed as of 10:20 p.m. Friday evening. Later tonight all outbound lanes will be closed from Grand to Ogden avenues until 5 a.m. Monday,...