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  • 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...
  • Blackhawks fans brave elements to celebrate Stanley Cup champions

    Blackhawks fans brave elements to celebrate Stanley Cup champions
    A sea of red-clad hockey fans descended upon downtown Chicago on Thursday to celebrate the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks, packing a parade route through the Loop, then cheering and dancing at a boisterous rally inside Soldier Field. One by one, the...
  • Metra train hits car; 2 injured including child

    Metra train hits car; 2 injured including child
    A woman and child were injured when their car was struck by a train near the Metra Electric's South Shore station Friday afternoon, officials said. Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious to critical condition, said Chicago Fire...
  • Railroad Daze gives locals a first-hand look at locomotives

    Railroad Daze gives locals a first-hand look at locomotives
    Franklin Park residents were all aboard the village's 20th annual Railroad Daze. "I love the trains and walking in them," said Tina Harle. She drove over from Oak Park with her family and said her 2-year-old daughter wanted to come to check out the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mechanical problem, fire on Metra train halt morning service on BNSF

    Mechanical problem, fire on Metra train halt morning service on BNSF
    Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line experienced delays of more than an hour and a half Monday morning after a mechanical problem and fire on a locomotive halted all commuter service on the line temporarily, officials say. Inbound Train 1232,...
  • 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....