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  • 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...
  • Kennedy roadwork put into fast lane

    Kennedy Expressway construction, which threatened nightmarish delays each weekend for the rest of the month, not only will wrap up earlier than planned this weekend but will be completed by June 23, officials said Saturday. Because of "the expedited...
  • RTA extends deadlines 3 months to renew free-rides permits

    RTA extends deadlines 3 months to renew free-rides permits
    The Regional Transportation Authority has temporarily extended the expiration dates on about 100,000 free-ride permits in response to delays by the state in processing a surge of new applications and renewal requests for financial assistance to disabled...
  • Farmers markets: Western Cook and DuPage county

    Farmers markets: Western Cook and DuPage county
    Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets. MONDAY Hinsdale 7 a.m.-1 p.m., June 2-Oct. 13, at Burlington Park, 30 E. Chicago Ave.   WEDNESDAY Darien *NEW THIS YEAR* 3-7 p.m., June 11-Oct. 8, at Community...
  • Shermer Road in Northbrook to close at Metra crossing for repairs

    Shermer Road in Northbrook to close at Metra crossing for repairs
    Residents and commuters driving through downtown Northbrook soon may be delayed by a closure on Shermer Road at Metra tracks getting scheduled resurfacing updates. The closure near Metra's Northbrook station is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 11,...
  • Rail efficiency making big strides, administrator says

    Rail efficiency making big strides, administrator says
    A massive program to improve the efficiency of the Chicago area’s rail network has made significant progress, said the head of the federal agency that overseas the nation’s railroads.   But Joseph Szabo of the Federal Railroad Administration...
  • Memorial Day closings

    Memorial Day closings
    Monday is Memorial Day. The following services will be affected: Schools: Public schools in Chicago will be closed. Most suburban and parochial schools will be closed. Check local districts. Government offices: Closed. Postal Service: No mail...
  • Metra restores BNSF service after overnight derailment

    Trains on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line were running again this morning after a derailment near Aurora. Train 1324, which left Aurora at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday en route to Union Station, derailed soon after leaving Aurora, Metra spokesman...
  • New Mundelein village hall to open soon

    New Mundelein village hall to open soon
    An etching reading "Mundelein Village Hall" recently was engraved in the window of a new 32,000 square-foot brick building on 10 acres of land near the Metra station by Hawley Street east of Seymour Avenue. It's not quite ready for occupation, but staff...
  • BNSF delays caused by freight train accident, grade crossing collision

    BNSF delays caused by freight train accident, grade crossing collision
    An already difficult morning commute on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line got worse when a train and a vehicle collided near west suburban Hinsdale, slowing down trains on a line that had been closed earlier because of a freight train accident....
  • Robbins residents dig in against proposed quarry

    Robbins residents dig in against proposed quarry
    It was a grand plan for tiny Robbins: a massive quarry and mining operation, a therapeutic horse farm and parks, development along the channel, maybe even a chain drugstore and new housing. The project, as laid out in three phases, would consume about a...