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  • Pedestrian hit by Amtrak train in Morton Grove

    Pedestrian hit by Amtrak train in Morton Grove
    Morton Grove police are assisting Metra police after a train struck a pedestrian in Morton Grove Monday night, police said. The female pedestrian was struck on the north tracks by an outbound Amtrak train at Lehigh and Lincoln Avenues around 8:30 p.m....
  • Oak Forest seeks youth movement

    Oak Forest seeks youth movement
    Oak Forest is thinking young as it kicks off a marketing campaign aimed at attracting younger home buyers to the city. A combination of social media as well as ads at Metra stations and Chicago Transit Authority stops will be used to steer those...
  • New Lenox Metra station in 'idea' stage

    New Lenox Metra station in 'idea' stage
    Commuters who use the New Lenox Metra train station have gotten their first glance at what a proposed new station could look like. An initial rendering has been on display at the existing station, but officials say development is still in the...
  • Could technology have prevented Amtrak disaster?

     Could technology have prevented Amtrak disaster?
    Two big questions in the aftermath of Tuesday's horrific Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia: Why was Northeast Regional Train 188 going more than 100 mph as it approached a 50 mph curve? Why is it taking so long for America's railroads to install a...
  • Rail Fest returns to Homewood this weekend

    Rail Fest returns to Homewood this weekend
    From the die-hard railroad enthusiast to the youngest Thomas the Tank Engine fan, Rail Fest, which returns to Homewood this weekend, boasts something for everyone who's interested in trains. After taking a year off, the event that celebrates the Village...
  • Dear new CTA president: Welcome, and watch your step, please

    Dear new CTA president: Welcome, and watch your step, please
    An open letter to Dorval Carter Jr., incoming president of the Chicago Transit Authority, offering a few ideas about how to build the CTA into a world-class transit system. May 11, 2015 Dear Dorval, While reporting on transportation for the Tribune,...
  • Man killed by Metra train in Crystal Lake

    Man killed by Metra train in Crystal Lake
    A man who was killed when he was struck by a Metra train in Crystal Lake early Saturday has been identified. Timothy W. Puckett, 44, of Crystal Lake, was hit on railroad tracks behind the 200 block of Exchange Drive in Crystal Lake, according to the...
  • Aurora may hike parking fees at Transportation Center

    Aurora may hike parking fees at Transportation Center
    The city of Aurora may hike fees to park at the Aurora Transportation Center. The City Council's Finance Committee Tuesday endorsed the hike, which aldermen said is needed to pay for upcoming maintenance and improvements at the parking lots at the...
  • Chicago area farmers market season opens

     Chicago area farmers market season opens
    Some 150 farmers markets, at least seven of them new this year, will bring the bounty of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan to Chicago and suburban shoppers hungry for just-picked fresh produce after a record-setting cold winter (and spring, brrr)....
  • CTA: More than 1,000 apply to test Ventra app

    CTA: More than 1,000 apply to test Ventra app
    More than 1,000 Chicago area transit riders applied for 100 spots to test the forthcoming Ventra app that is supposed to allow riders with smartphones to easily buy Ventra passes and avoid lines at rail station vending machines. The CTA is reviewing the...
  • Grant to fund rail study

    Grant to fund rail study
    Finding ways to ease congestion and improve the efficiency of passenger rail service on Metra lines in the suburbs will be the aim of a new study that is getting a boost from a federal grant. Congressmen Dan Lipinski, D-3rd, and Mike Quigley, D-5th,...