| 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...
| 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 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-...
| 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...
| 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 25, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Highland Park residents Stephanie Orsi, 48, and Frank Orsi, 54 have brought a Chicago Taylor Street tradition to the recently renovated Highwood Train Station with Orsi's Italian Ice. For the past two years, they operated a concession stand at the...
| 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...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:04 PM
The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 received preliminary permission to hold an Oktoberfest festival in the downtown area as a fundraiser for the organization.
The village's Community Events Commission recently approved the...
| 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 18, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Metra's board will soon grapple with whether customers will face a fare increase in 2015 – three years after the biggest hike in the agency's history, the commuter rail chairman said today.
Although officials say a fare increase hasn't been...
| Jul 14, 2014
Dear Getting Around: You've got mail.
Q: What's up with the new bike lanes on Harrison Street, where the lanes bend around State Street (because the east and west approaches to the intersection don't line up with each other)? I see that the city...