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  • Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides

    Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides
    The nation’s top railroad official has ordered an investigation of Metra after three incidents over a 10-day span — two in which engineers allegedly were speeding and a third involving a train that reportedly blew through a red stop signal....
  • Dillard elected RTA chairman

    Dillard elected RTA chairman
    As the new chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority, Kirk Dillard said Wednesday he plans to use his experience as a longtime state legislator to build consensus at the often-divided agency. But perhaps just as important as his political...
  • Police charge man, 42, after SWAT team responds to East Chatham standoff

    Police charge man, 42, after SWAT team responds to East Chatham standoff
    A 42-year-old man has been charged after he fired shots in the street in front of his East Chatham home then fled inside the home, prompting police to blocks streets in the area and Metra trains to bypass a station, officials said. Antonio Howard, Jr.,...
  • World Cup party in Grant Park to be alcohol-free -- but with an extra video screen

    World Cup party in Grant Park to be alcohol-free -- but with an extra video screen
    The thousands making their way downtown for this morning’s World Cup viewing party in Grant Park are being asked to make it an alcohol-free event. Metra has banning alcohol from all its trains, and organizers are prohibiting it from the event. Beer...
  • Metra train strikes pedestrian on Rock Island line

    Metra train strikes pedestrian on Rock Island line
    A pedestrian was struck by a Metra train and critically injured on the South Side this afternoon. The pedestrian was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after being struck about 4:10 p.m. near the intersection of West 90th Street and...
  • July 4 events in south suburbs

    July 4 events in south suburbs
    Fireworks, parades, picnics, concerts and more will mark the country's 238th year of independence. Here are some of the festivities in the southwest suburbs. Events will be Friday, July 4, unless noted otherwise. Tinley Park The Stars and...
  • Farmers markets: Northern Cook county

    Farmers markets: Northern Cook county
    Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets. WEDNESDAY French Market in Winnetka 4-8:30 p.m., June 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30, Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road at Gage Street. Northbrook 7 a.m.-1 p....
  • Orland Park still searching for Metra station vendor

     Orland Park still searching for Metra station vendor
    Orland Park is struggling to find a vendor willing to sell coffee and pastries at its two train stations weekday mornings. Though the village received two responses to a request for proposals that closed last week, one prospective vendor failed to...
  • Farmers markets: McHenry county

    Farmers markets: McHenry county
    Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets. TUESDAY Woodstock 8 a.m.-1 p.m., now through Oct. 28, at Town Square, 101 N. Johnson St. SATURDAY Cary 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 1-Sept. 28, at Metra commuter lot,...
  • Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle

     Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle
    Too bad you can't get there from here. Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs. Well, OK, you can...
  • Free transit rides come with a price as numbers soar

    Free transit rides come with a price as numbers soar
    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...