| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:20 PM
Metra riders may experience some sticker shock this week as they purchase monthly passes for February, the first month reflecting the commuter rail service's rate increases.
"The biggest problem is if it can't be on time, how can they increase fares?"...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 2:14 PM
An Elmwood Park resident who's clashed with local officials in the past is advocating on behalf of dog lovers in the village.
During public comment at the Feb. 2 Elmwood Park Village Board meeting, Pasquale Martorana talked about the need for a dog...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Amtrak will spend $12 million this year for renovation work at Chicago's Union Station, including a redesign of the facility's often-crowded concourse areas, officials will announce Thursday.
The station also will undergo safety improvements, better...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:21 PM
Evanston police are beefing up patrols along the CTA Purple Line and Metra stops in the wake of a robbery near the Main Purple Line stop and in anticipation of an Evanston newsstand selling Charlie Hebdo newspapers.
Evanston police commander Joseph...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 5:22 PM
A Metra train on the Milwaukee District North Line struck a car and tore off its rear bumper Sunday night in Round Lake Park, and police say the motorist and another man got out of the vehicle, picked up the bumper, put it in the car and drove off....
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:14 AM
Despite getting more than 19 inches of snowfall over the weekend, Highland Park and Deerfield experienced few problems, officials said, other than police having to help some drivers who slid off the road.
Schools were closed Monday in Highland Park,...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 3:33 PM
The village hopes the downtown Hinsdale train station will become a destination for more than Metra riders on their way to someplace else.
The village has been looking for a new tenant for the station, which it owns, since the Cosi restaurant closed...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 5:17 PM
Train delays and icy roads made for dicey travel Monday morning after nearly 20 inches of snowfall, but transit agencies and highway officials said the evening ride home was more of a relief.
School and some business closings helped keep roads clear...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 11:26 AM
In a recent article on a Metra survey regarding a new style of commuter car seat, an apparent majority of the more than 1,000 customers surveyed seemed to like the comfort and design of the seats, but I wonder if any of them gave much thought as to how...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Around the time summer turned to fall, Kirk Dillard, your chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), told a Waukegan Chamber of Commerce breakfast crowd that "we have a tremendous backlog of what I call keeping our system in a state of...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 1:15 PM
Metra customers who want to bring their pets along for the train ride may soon be able to do so, at least on weekends.
The agency said Friday that if its board approves, it expects to begin a three-month trial program this spring allowing customers to...