| Jan 5, 2014
| 6:53 PM
A dangerous cold front was expected to bring the Chicago area to a crawl Monday, with a flurry of school closings, flight and train cancellations and calls for the public to avoid temperatures expected to drop to at least 10 below zero.
| Jan 6, 2014
CTA bus and train riders still coming to grips with Ventra could be paying fares in the not-too-distant future using smartphones and other mobile devices, at least those that can "tap" to transfer information, the transit agency has told Getting Around....
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Metra commuters who use the downtown Glenview station will notice construction work beginning this spring to replace stairs, ramps, handrails and railings.
The $178,470 project is needed because of corrosion from salt applications to the platform,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:38 AM
The following items were taken from police reports.
On Sept. 22 at Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. a loss prevention agent observed a female subject enter the fitting room with a dress. A few minutes later she emerged without the dress and...
| Sep 23, 2013
As many as 4 out of 10 Chicago-area pedestrians and bicyclists say they are at times willing to ignore flashing lights, ringing bells and gates at railroad crossings, a UIC study has found.
The University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, who...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Metra's board of directors got its first-ever Hispanic member along with a new member from DuPage County when it convened today.
Former federal Judge Manuel Barbosa of Elgin took his place on the commuter rail agency's board, representing Kane County,...
| Sep 16, 2013
Almost every day somebody climbs or falls onto the CTA tracks, which has led to seven deaths so far in 2013 and more than 50 fatalities in recent years, according to an analysis the transit agency is set to release Monday as part of a redoubled rail-...
| Dec 2, 2013
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A couple stole $460 from the rear pocket of a Chicago man they approached from the rear on the 0-100 block of Madison Street at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 26.
•Two men wearing dark face...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Sen. Dick Durbin today is calling on Metra to clarify its position on implementing a safety system that experts say would have prevented two serious Metra derailments in 2003 and 2005 and possibly the fatal crash Sunday on a commuter rail line in New York...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:06 PM
For the second year in a row, a long-standing city-suburban split among members of the Regional Transportation Authority board has put the agency in apparent violation of state law.
The RTA was obligated by statute to meet a Sept. 15 deadline to issue...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:38 AM
Rena Church isn't asking to take a slobbering Saint Bernard on a Metra train to Chicago. She simply wants to bring Rula, a 12-pound Chihuahua mix that fits inside a backpack, along for the ride from Aurora to Union Station.
"She's so portable," said...