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  • Blackhawks mania runs wild in Southland

    Blackhawks mania runs wild in Southland
    Be it at a train station in Oak Forest or a roadside souvenir stand in Orland Hills, there was no being apart from the sea of red Thursday. Hundreds of fans began collecting as early as 6 a.m. at the Oak Forest Metra station, waiting for trains to...
  • Blackhawks fans flock from Lake County to Chicago to celebrate the Cup

    Blackhawks fans flock from Lake County to Chicago to celebrate the Cup
    Blackhawks fans from across Lake County packed Metra trains Thursday morning as they flocked to Chicago for a parade and rally celebrating the Stanley Cup champions. Trains and Metra platforms were packed from the early morning through the last trains...
  • Storms, transportation snags challenge Blackhawks fans

    Storms, transportation snags challenge Blackhawks fans
    Chicago Blackhawks fans appeared to have handily weathered both the rainstorms and the public transit crush Thursday, making a steady and exhuberant exodus from Downtown after cheering their triumphant team. Despite an enormous influx of sweater-wearing...
  • Mechanical problems, crush of fans delay Metra trains

    Mechanical problems, crush of fans delay Metra trains
    The first Metra trains to roll out Thursday morning were filled with raucous Blackhawks fans, squeezed next to the usually quiet commuters, with delays running nearly up to an hour or longer because of the crush of passengers and some mechanical problems....
  • State budget impasse prompts Metra to discuss fare hikes, service cuts

    State budget impasse prompts Metra to discuss fare hikes, service cuts
    Metra is preparing contingency plans — including service reductions and fare hikes — in the event that transit funding is cut as a result of a protracted impasse in state budget negotiations, officials said Wednesday. Gov. Bruce Rauner's...
  • Aurora woman celebrates Metra's new pet policy

    Aurora woman celebrates Metra's new pet policy
    Rena Church's Metra ride home on Wednesday to Aurora was a happy one. The director of the Aurora Art Commission and self-described "dog lover" had just attended the Metra Board meeting, where the commuter rail agency agreed to allow small pets in...
  • Pets allowed to join owners aboard some Metra trains

    Pets allowed to join owners aboard some Metra trains
    It's all aboard for pets on some Metra trains this summer. The commuter rail agency's board Wednesday agreed to allow small critters in cages to ride with their owners on a trial basis from July 4 to Oct. 4, but only on one line, the Rock Island, and...
  • Local fans make plans to celebrate with the Blackhawks

    Local fans make plans to celebrate with the Blackhawks
    Maxwell Finn, 8, of Sleepy Hollow was up way past his bedtime Monday at Rosie O'Hare's Pub in East Dundee, watching his favorite player, team captain Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks take the best-of-seven series in game six — with his dad, Brad...
  • Arlington Heights North Garage work to displace daily fee parking

     Arlington Heights North Garage work to displace daily fee parking
    Metra commuters who use daily fee parking spaces at the Arlington Heights North Garage will need to find other places to park beginning June 15. Maintenance work on the village's North Garage, at the northwest corner of Miner Street and Arlington Heights...
  • EPA to test air quality at Chicago's Union Station

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will test diesel exhaust at Chicago's Union Station after previous investigations found high levels of soot in the station and on board trains. The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/1C9zoNN ) the...
  • Union Station air tested by EPA for diesel pollution

    Union Station air tested by EPA for diesel pollution
    Prompted by ongoing complaints about noxious diesel exhaust at Union Station, federal authorities are testing the air at Chicago's busiest commuter center to build a case for a potential legal crackdown. During the next month, investigators from the U....