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  • Woman taking photos on tracks struck by Metra train

    Woman taking photos on tracks struck by Metra train
    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...
  • Metra train hits, kills bicyclist on UP Northwest Line

    Metra train hits, kills bicyclist on UP Northwest Line
    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...
  • Restaurant in Hinsdale Metra Station closes

    Restaurant in Hinsdale Metra Station closes
    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-...
  • Geneva committee OKs adding battalion chiefs to fire department

    Geneva committee OKs adding battalion chiefs to fire department
    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...
  • Lucas museum site makes little sense

    Lucas museum site makes little sense
    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....
  • Small-business profile: Orsi's Italian Ice

    Small-business profile: Orsi's Italian Ice
    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...
  • Metra seeks feedback about pets on trains

    Metra seeks feedback about pets on trains
    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...
  • Dist. 58 group plans Oktoberfest fundraiser

    Dist. 58 group plans Oktoberfest fundraiser
    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...
  • Downers Grove train station work on schedule

     Downers Grove train station work on schedule
    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...
  • Fare hike for Metra riders next year?

    Fare hike for Metra riders next year?
    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...
  • Getting Around: CDOT upgrades to straighten out kinks in bike route

    Getting Around: CDOT upgrades to straighten out kinks in bike route
    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...