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  • Revamp of Loop traffic, bus-only route and bike lanes moving forward

     Revamp of Loop traffic, bus-only route and bike lanes moving forward
    The Emanuel administration will announce Monday that it is seeking bids to construct three long-planned transit projects aimed at providing faster and more reliable service for hundreds of thousands of daily commuters and city visitors who ride CTA...
  • Metra train fatally strikes person in Edgewater

    Metra train fatally strikes person in Edgewater
    A Metra train fatally struck a person early Monday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood. A female, whose age was not available, fell onto the train tracks around 12:55 a.m. near the intersection of North Ravenswood and West Granville avenues, said...
  • 2 Chicago suburbs may change rules for development near CTA stops

    2 Chicago suburbs may change rules for development near CTA stops
    Two Chicago suburbs may be changing the rules for future developments near their CTA stations so that these developments would be easy to access for pedestrians and public transit riders. The Regional Transportation Authority, the funding arm for CTA,...
  • 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....
  • North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 11-17

    North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 11-17
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Sept. 11 Antioch Farmers Market: Shop for fresh veggies,...
  • North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 18-24

    North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 18-24
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Sept. 18 Antioch Farmers Market: Shop for fresh veggies,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Getting Around: CDOT upgrades to straighten out kinks in bike route

    Getting Around: CDOT upgrades to straighten out kinks in bike route
    Dear Getting Around: You've got mail. Q: What's up with the new bike lanes on Harrison Street, where the lanes bend around State Street (because the east and west approaches to the intersection don't line up with each other)? I see that the city...
  • Fare hike for Metra riders next year?

    Fare hike for Metra riders next year?
    Metra's board will soon grapple with whether customers will face a fare increase in 2015 – three years after the biggest hike in the agency's history, the commuter rail chairman said today. Although officials say a fare increase hasn't been...