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  • Freight train strikes pedestrian in Lake Forest

    Freight train strikes pedestrian in Lake Forest
    A pedestrian was struck by a freight train in Lake Forest this evening, authorities said. The pedestrian was hit about 7:50 p.m. near Metra's Lake Forest Station, said Michael Gillis, a spokesman for Metra. The incident snarled traffic on the commuter...
  • Construction on the Kennedy resumes

    Construction on the Kennedy resumes
    The Illinois Department of Transportation has confirmed that two left lanes on the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) were closed as of 10:20 p.m. Friday evening. Later tonight all outbound lanes will be closed from Grand to Ogden avenues until 5 a.m. Monday,...
  • Delays plague Metra BNSF riders

    Delays plague Metra BNSF riders
    As if riders on Metra's BNSF Line didn't already know, they suffered through a dismal month of May, with 1 out of every 5 rush-hour trains running at least five minutes late, officials said Friday. The BNSF Line to Aurora — Metra's busiest with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Metra removes 2 engineers from duty as it probes 'scary' Rock Island rides

    Metra removes 2 engineers from duty as it probes 'scary' Rock Island rides
    Metra has removed two engineers from duty after two recent incidents on the Rock Island Line in which passengers reported being alarmed when their trains suddenly tilted precariously, the commuter rail agency said Tuesday. One passenger told the Tribune...
  • 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,...
  • Downers Grove Metra construction delayed

     Downers Grove Metra construction delayed
    A massive project to replace Metra train platforms in Downers Grove has been delayed, officials said. A message on the Downers Grove website states that crews have had to halt the demolition of the west platforms at the Main Street station because of...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...