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  • Oswego locks in land for potential Metra commuter lot

    Oswego locks in land for potential Metra commuter lot
    The village of Oswego has locked in a purchase of a 15-acre parcel for a future Metra commuter parking lot at the northwest corner of Orchard Road and Mill Street. Village trustees approved a planned unit development agreement for 98.3 acres of land...
  • Police find body of missing Libertyville veteran

    Police find body of missing Libertyville veteran
    More than three months after Libertyville veteran Daniel Nerstrom went missing, police say they found his body by the Metra tracks on March 13. Police responded to a report that a body was lying along the tracks east of the downtown Libertyville station...
  • Transit employee contributions in spotlight Wednesday

    Transit employee contributions in spotlight Wednesday
    Public transportation workers will be lauded Wednesday for their efforts during Transit Employee Appreciation Day. Riders on the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace are encouraged to say thank you to the people who keep the lines running every day....
  • Metra marketing wins advertising award

    Metra's online promotion of the commuter rail service as a way to get to summer activities has been awarded a Silver ADDY award from the American Advertising Federation. The 2014 online banner campaign was created by Staples Marketing and Metra's...
  • Elmhurst installs new bicycle fix-it station near Metra train stop

    Elmhurst installs new bicycle fix-it station near Metra train stop
    Bicycle riders with mechanicals might find the tool they're looking for at a do-it-yourself repair station at the Elmhurst Metra station. The station includes a bike holding rack, a hand-operated pump and an assortment of high-quality hand tools, all...
  • Metra engine derails, causing delays

    Metra engine derails, causing delays
    A Metra locomotive derailed on the Northwest Side and was expected to clog train traffic north and northwest from Chicago during the evening commute, officials said. No injuries were reported in the derailment, which involved a single locomotive,...
  • First World Metra problems

    All I could hear in my head as I read the article “Riders ‘hate it’: Metra’s least-reliable train on its worst-performing line” (News, March 10) was crying babies. As a former Metra rider, I commend the hard work those...
  • U.S., Metra investigate cause of derailment

    U.S., Metra investigate cause of derailment
    Federal railroad officials and Metra are investigating the cause of Monday's derailment just before rush hour that caused the cancellation of 16 trains and delayed thousands of commuter rail passengers. Crews worked Tuesday to repair tracks, but Metra...
  • Evanston moves ahead on Divvy station locations

    Evanston moves ahead on Divvy station locations
    Evanston city officials are recommending eight sites for Divvy Bike stations spread throughout the city in the first phase of the bike sharing program. A staff report delivered to the City Council on March 9 includes recommendations for stations at...
  • Riders 'hate it': Metra's least-reliable train on its worst-performing line

    Riders 'hate it': Metra's least-reliable train on its worst-performing line
    Penny Marchiel, of Aurora, doesn't need evidence beyond her own experience to believe that her train ride home has been Metra's worst of the worst. "Absolutely. I hate it," Marchiel said of the BNSF Railway Line Train 1279 to Aurora. "But I have no...
  • Letters to the editor

    Support Medicaid, invest in health As a result of recently enacted reforms, Illinois' Medicaid program is in the midst of great transformation, with new ways to deliver care, improve outcomes and achieve savings. More than 115 hospitals across the state...