| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:45 PM
The city's plans to bring bus rapid transit to the Loop also could ease east-west commutes for cyclists.
At the recent quarterly meeting of the mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council, Chicago Department of Transportation officials said plans for the project,...
| Jun 12, 2014
Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, founder and director of the Medical Program for Performing Artists in Chicago, was the physician actors, singers and musicians turned to when stricken with an injury or illness that threatened their craft.
When actor Steve...
| Jun 15, 2014
Kennedy Expressway construction, which threatened nightmarish delays each weekend for the rest of the month, not only will wrap up earlier than planned this weekend but will be completed by June 23, officials said Saturday.
Because of "the expedited...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:13 PM
The Regional Transportation Authority has temporarily extended the expiration dates on about 100,000 free-ride permits in response to delays by the state in processing a surge of new applications and renewal requests for financial assistance to disabled...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:18 PM
An etching reading "Mundelein Village Hall" recently was engraved in the window of a new 32,000 square-foot brick building on 10 acres of land near the Metra station by Hawley Street east of Seymour Avenue.
It's not quite ready for occupation, but staff...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 7:30 PM
First it was Rod Blagojevich who sent free rides soaring on the Chicago area's transit system, and now the lingering effects of the Great Recession are keeping the numbers high, experts say.
The former governor's gift of free rides to all Illinois...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:23 PM
As if riders on Metra's BNSF Line didn't already know, they suffered through a dismal month of May, with 1 out of every 5 rush-hour trains running at least five minutes late, officials said Friday.
The BNSF Line to Aurora — Metra's busiest with...
| Jul 9, 2014
We keep wondering when Democrats in the Illinois House — forlorn little mushrooms on whom Speaker Michael Madigan regularly dumps his putrid embarrassments — will decide they've had enough of self-serving-antics-by-Mike.
Maybe never. Maybe...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Officials with Metra and Tinley Park announced this week that The Rock Island train line, which runs between Chicago and Joliet, will be changing starting Sunday.
Some train departure times will be earlier than expected, "so so riders are urged to...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:00 PM
EXTRA: This story from June 27 has been updated to include responses from readers on social media following our story published on July 29 -- as a result of these shared stories. Click to skip to these additions.
Following a report of a man...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:20 PM
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...