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  • Volunteers dig in at renovated Glenview park

     Volunteers dig in at renovated Glenview park
    Board members of the Glenview Park Foundation put the final touches on the newly-renovated Jackman Park by planting more than 200 shrubs, trees and other plants. Karen Paszkiewicz, who was focused on snapdragons and other perennials, said helping was...
  • Technology inspires new generation of train watchers

      Technology inspires new generation of train watchers
    While Metra commuters file onto their usual trains at Ogilvie Transportation Center, Fred Van Dorpe frantically weaves from one platform to the next with a hand-held video camera strapped to his palm. In a matter of minutes, the 20-year-old from Chicago...
  • Geneva woman found dead on railroad tracks

    Geneva woman found dead on railroad tracks
    A 32-year-old Geneva woman was found dead on the Union Pacific Railway tracks east of the Fox River on Sunday morning, authorities said. Just before 7 a.m., Geneva Police Department officers responded to a report of a woman lying on the tracks south...
  • Third level OK'd for parking garage near Metra station in Geneva

    Third level OK'd for parking garage near Metra station in Geneva
    After a long wait, Geneva commuters will finally have a third level on the parking deck adjacent to the Metra train station. The City Council on Monday approved a $4.48 million contract with Walsh Construction, of Chicago, to build the third tier, which...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Midlothian shaken by rash of attacks on young women

    Midlothian shaken by rash of attacks on young women
    Dozens of worried Midlothian residents packed a Village Board meeting Wednesday night in the wake of four attacks on young women near the town's Metra station. Residents in the working-class south suburb of about 15,000 filled roughly 60 chairs and...
  • Person struck by Metra train at Joliet station

    Person struck by Metra train at Joliet station
    Service on the Heritage Corridor line was halted this morning after a pedestrian was struck at the Joliet station, according to Metra. The person was struck shortly after 7 a.m., according to a Metra spokesman. The No. 918 train headed toward Chicago...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • The rumble and the risk to life along the tracks

     The rumble and the risk to life along the tracks
    Late Thursday afternoon, Kenneth Reed was in his backyard when he heard something strange up on the railroad tracks. "A sound I never heard in all the 45 years I been on this block," he said Friday, standing next to the train embankment on South Homan...