| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:31 AM
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...
| Jul 19, 2014
Construction on the Downers Grove Main Street Metra platforms is progressing on schedule, according to officials.
Workers have completed demolition on the northwest side of the platforms and are pouring new concrete. That work is scheduled to wrap up...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:04 PM
The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 received preliminary permission to hold an Oktoberfest festival in the downtown area as a fundraiser for the organization.
The village's Community Events Commission recently approved the...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:20 PM
A 32-year-old Geneva woman was found dead on the Union Pacific Railway tracks east of the Fox River on Sunday morning, authorities said.
Just before 7 a.m., Geneva Police Department officers responded to a report of a woman lying on the tracks south...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
A secret report put together by the legislature's watchdog in the wake of last summer's Metra scandal offers new insight into how Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan navigates the intersection of public business and ward-style patronage through his...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:25 AM
Orland Park commuters are a step closer to getting a new train station concession vendor.
The village's Finance and Information Technology Committee recommended the board award the contract for concession services at the 143rd Street and 153rd Street...
| Jul 9, 2014
We keep wondering when Democrats in the Illinois House — forlorn little mushrooms on whom Speaker Michael Madigan regularly dumps his putrid embarrassments — will decide they've had enough of self-serving-antics-by-Mike.
Maybe never. Maybe...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:12 AM
After a long wait, Geneva commuters will finally have a third level on the parking deck adjacent to the Metra train station.
The City Council on Monday approved a $4.48 million contract with Walsh Construction, of Chicago, to build the third tier, which...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:00 PM
EXTRA: This story from June 27 has been updated to include responses from readers on social media following our story published on July 29 -- as a result of these shared stories. Click to skip to these additions.
Following a report of a man...
| Jul 2, 2014
As Metra searches for a way to offer wireless Internet access for its increasingly tech-savvy riders, a new study concludes the amenity could help soothe customers irritated by late trains and boost ridership.
Laptops, tablets and other devices that...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:56 AM
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.
The Stars and...