| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:48 PM
State Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican, says he has enough support to be elected chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority at its meeting Wednesday.
Dillard, who was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for governor,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Officials are expecting between 10,000 and 20,000 fans for a free viewing party today at Soldier Field of the World Cup elimination match between U.S. and Belgium.
“It’s late in the day, at 3:00 p.m., and people are already taking the day...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Following a report of a man allegedly exposing himself and ejaculating onto a woman's leg on a Brown Line train last week, conversations started swirling about personal experiences with either witnessing or being a victim of sexual harassment or...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Metra trains on the BNSF line were running normally again through Hinsdale about 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon after an accident involving a freight train fouled up commutes for some riders earlier in the day.
A freight train Saturday morning struck a...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The race for Illinois governor hasn’t even reached Labor Day, and both campaigns have found a new way to attack the other party’s candidate: distributing phony “media advisories.”
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign went...
| Jun 27, 2014
Too bad you can't get there from here.
Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs.
Well, OK, you can...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:12 PM
A pedestrian was struck by a Metra train and critically injured on the South Side this afternoon.
The pedestrian was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after being struck about 4:10 p.m. near the intersection of West 90th Street and...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:34 AM
The thousands making their way downtown for this morning’s World Cup viewing party in Grant Park are being asked to make it an alcohol-free event.
Metra has banning alcohol from all its trains, and organizers are prohibiting it from the event. Beer...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:45 PM
A massive program to improve the efficiency of the Chicago area’s rail network has made significant progress, said the head of the federal agency that overseas the nation’s railroads.
But Joseph Szabo of the Federal Railroad Administration...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:41 AM
A 42-year-old man has been charged after he fired shots in the street in front of his East Chatham home then fled inside the home, prompting police to blocks streets in the area and Metra trains to bypass a station, officials said.
Antonio Howard, Jr.,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Repairs to the Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct are on schedule for mid- to late summer, Park Ridge officials said recently.
Wayne Zingsheim, the city's public works director, said he had not received reports of debris falling onto the roadway since...