| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Geneva aldermen have initially agreed to a proposal to add three new positions to the Geneva Fire Department.
Fire Chief Steve Olson had previously pitched the idea to the council to add three new battalion chiefs, plus a fire marshal, saying that...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Metra service was delayed Monday evening after a train fatally struck a pedestrian near Morton Grove, the transit agency said.
The outbound Milwaukee District North Line train 2127 left Union Station at 4:15 p.m. and was slated to stop in Deerfield at...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:23 PM
At least once a month, Patrick Carlson takes the Blue Line to the Loop and hops on a CTA bus to Museum Campus, home to the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum.
Sometimes he rides his bike from his Logan Square home to the Lakefront...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:52 PM
A Tinley Park industrial property visible to rail commuters is getting a major makeover, thanks to an improved economy and the tenant's decision to expand its manufacturing operation there.
For starters, the four storage containers used for construction...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:16 PM
A woman who was taking photos this morning while standing on the tracks near 27th Street on the Near South Side was struck by a train on the Metra Electric line, said officials.
The incident happened about 8:30 a.m. near 27th Street in the Prairie...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:41 AM
Diners who want to sit down for a salad or flat bread at Hinsdale's downtown train station are out of luck for the time being.
Cosi, a restaurant that had been in the station for about 9 years, has closed its doors.
Marc Cella, founder of Hinsdale-...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:52 AM
A Metra train on the Union Pacific Northwest line struck and killed a woman on a bicycle in Des Plaines on Thursday evening, an agency spokesman said.
Train 639, which left downtown Chicago at 5:12 p.m. and was due in Barrington at 6:17 p.m., struck the...
| Jul 27, 2014
Filmmaker George Lucas wants to build a museum of "narrative art" — "Star Wars" memorabilia and other popular works — on Chicago's lakefront, south of Soldier Field. Some park advocates oppose it, citing the law requiring an open lakefront....
| Jul 19, 2014
Construction on the Downers Grove Main Street Metra platforms is progressing on schedule, according to officials.
Workers have completed demolition on the northwest side of the platforms and are pouring new concrete. That work is scheduled to wrap up...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Metra is considering a pilot program that would allow pets in carriers to travel aboard the commuter line, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
The policy change would put the agency in line with the CTA and other commuter railroads around the country. Metra...