| Feb 26, 2015
| 3:11 AM
Commuters who took Metra's Electric District Line trains to and from the south suburbs averaged only about one late train a month in 2014, while BNSF Line riders in the west suburbs experienced more than one late train a week.
The lines were Metra's...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 12:10 PM
New Lenox is exploring creating quiet zones along two Metra commuter lines and hopes to get other towns local governments to help pay for the crossing changes because some of the crossings are outside the village.
At the village board meeting this week,...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 12:21 PM
Braving the cold Ash Wednesday morning, pastors from the Winnetka Presbyterian Church brought church services directly to its community members on Feb. 18.
Beginning at 6:15 a.m., the Rev. David Lower and Associate Pastor Adam Walker Cleaveland began...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 9:05 AM
Union Pacific West Line trains are running up to an hour late following a gas leak near Geneva.
Due to a gas leak, inbound and outbound trains may be operating 35 to 60 minutes behind schedule, according to a service advisory posted on Metra's website....
| Feb 23, 2015
| 7:13 AM
Many Metra trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line were either canceled or delayed Monday morning after mechanical problems with an early train at the Naperville station fouled up traffic on the busy west suburban commuter line.
Train No. 1212,...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 2:39 PM
Like many communities, downtown Glencoe is easily accessible via public transportation. But enhancements are always possible and making those changes is a goal of the Plan Commission in its search to find ways to invigorate Glencoe's downtown.
| Feb 1, 2015
| 8:28 PM
A person was struck by a Metra train in suburban Arlington Heights on Sunday night, officials said.
The pedestrian was struck about 9:45 p.m. near the Arlington Heights station on the Union Pacific Northwest Line, said Metra spokesman Michael Gillis....
| Feb 20, 2015
| 1:50 AM
The mercury still reads below zero early Friday morning, but the frigid cold will not again reach record lows like Chicago saw Thursday.
Temperatures were as low as 5 degrees below zero in the Chicago area Friday, according to the National Weather...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 4:20 AM
The CTA, Metra and Pace would lose almost $130 million in state funding under the 2016 budget plan that Gov. Bruce Rauner presented Wednesday, potentially threatening transit services provided to disabled riders and opening the door to deep service cuts...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 11:58 AM
To dog lover Rena Church, the numbers don't add up.
The Aurora woman has gathered 4,500 signatures on a petition requesting a new policy to allow small pets on trains.
The Metra board, on the other hand, got a measly 30-40 emails from folks aghast...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 1:36 PM
Mayor Matt Brolley wants a Metra commuter train station in Montgomery.
Brolley told the audience at his State of the Village address Tuesday that a commuter station is a crucial asset to the future development of the downtown area.
Michael Gillis, a...