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  • Switching problems corrected at Union Station, Metra says

    Switching problems have been corrected at Chicago's Union Station after they caused delays of Metra's BNSF trains this evening, officials said at 6:30 p.m. The problems were responsible for delays up to one hour, according to a Metra spokeswoman....
  • North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 4-10

    North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 4-10
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please go here: http://triblocal.com/events.  Thursday, Sept. 4 Antioch...
  • Chicago transit system dysfunctional, 'depressing': international study

    Chicago transit system dysfunctional, 'depressing': international study
    A new study by an international economic organization paints an uncomplimentary portrait of the Chicago area's transportation system, saying it suffers from too many transit agencies and fragmented local governments. "The current state of transit...
  • Man fatally struck by Metra train in Naperville

    Man fatally struck by Metra train in Naperville
    A man was killed after he apparently jumped in front of a Metra train in the Naperville train station in an apparent suicide, police said. Inbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train No. 1264 had left Aurora at 10:20 a.m. and was pulling into the station...
  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....
  • 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-...
  • Metra train hits, kills bicyclist on UP Northwest Line

    Metra train hits, kills bicyclist on UP Northwest Line
    A Metra train on the Union Pacific Northwest line struck and killed a woman on a bicycle in Des Plaines on Thursday evening, an agency spokesman said. Train 639, which left downtown Chicago at 5:12 p.m. and was due in Barrington at 6:17 p.m., struck the...
  • 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...
  • Park Ridge officials hear update on Touhy Avenue viaduct

    Park Ridge officials hear update on Touhy Avenue viaduct
    Repairs to the aging Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct can't begin until the Illinois Department of Transportation approves plans to divert street traffic during construction, officials have said. But, as Public Works Director Wayne Zingsheim told...
  • Riders learn to navigate around temporary closure of California Blue Line stop

    Riders learn to navigate around temporary closure of California Blue Line stop
    Nicole Cholewa's mom picked the wrong day to drop her off. Cholewa, 22, typically rides the Metra from Palatine to the Ogilvie station and walks to classes at the University of Illinois at Chicago. But Thursday morning, Cholewa's mom dropped her off...
  • Tinley Park hires firm to create Mental Health Center blueprint

    Tinley Park hires firm to create Mental Health Center blueprint
    Tinley Park officials have awarded a $100,000 contract to a Chicago architecture and planning firm to produce a blueprint for development of the former Mental Health Center in town. Trustee Greg Hannon underscored the importance of the property,...