| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:23 PM
At least once a month, Patrick Carlson takes the Blue Line to the Loop and hops on a CTA bus to Museum Campus, home to the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum.
Sometimes he rides his bike from his Logan Square home to the Lakefront...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Metra service was delayed Monday evening after a train fatally struck a pedestrian near Morton Grove, the transit agency said.
The outbound Milwaukee District North Line train 2127 left Union Station at 4:15 p.m. and was slated to stop in Deerfield at...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:58 PM
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...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 8:17 AM
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...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:16 PM
A woman who was taking photos this morning while standing on the tracks near 27th Street on the Near South Side was struck by a train on the Metra Electric line, said officials.
The incident happened about 8:30 a.m. near 27th Street in the Prairie...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:52 PM
A Tinley Park industrial property visible to rail commuters is getting a major makeover, thanks to an improved economy and the tenant's decision to expand its manufacturing operation there.
For starters, the four storage containers used for construction...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:11 AM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:21 AM
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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:33 PM
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...
| Aug 17, 2014
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...