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  • Downers Grove proposes new commuter parking permit

    Downers Grove proposes new commuter parking permit
    A new parking permit would open up the downtown garage to park-and-ride Metra customers coming into Downers Grove to work during the day. Village officials are proposing a permit for so-called reverse commuters, allowing these riders to keep cars in the...
  • Metra train kills pedestrian in Zion

    Metra train kills pedestrian in Zion
    A Metra trainĀ struck and killedĀ a pedestrian near the Union Pacific-North Line's Zion station this afternoon, authorities said. UP-North Line Train No. 325 hit a male pedestrian near 27th Street in Zion, just south of the Zion station, about 2 p.m.,...
  • I-55, Lake Shore Drive on list of road projects

    I-55, Lake Shore Drive on list of road projects
    A severely deteriorated stretch of Interstate Highway 55 in DuPage and Cook counties would be resurfaced, along with a portion of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and Skokie Highway in Lake County under a six-year state highway improvement plan announced...
  • Downers Grove weighs proposal for apartment complex

    Downers Grove weighs proposal for apartment complex
    Downers Grove Council members recently got their first look at plans for a proposed six-story apartment building east of the village's downtown. Developers are seeking the Council's approval for the 48-unit complex at 715-719 Rogers Street, a parcel...
  • Downers Grove approves new parking permits

     Downers Grove approves new parking permits
    Downers Grove officials have approved a new parking permit for Metra riders who commute from Chicago to Downers Grove to work during the day. Council members voted unanimously March 4 to create a parking pass for "reverse commuters," allowing folks to...
  • Part of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville to close

    Milwaukee Avenue in downtown Libertyville will be closed from May 2 to 7 for emergency repairs to the railroad crossing, officials recently said. Metra announced it would be shutting down the crossing to both vehicles and pedestrians from 9 a.m. on May 2...
  • Watchdog to lawmakers: Move swiftly on transit reforms

    Watchdog to lawmakers: Move swiftly on transit reforms
    As lawmakers held their first hearing today on recommendations from the special mass transit task force created in the aftermath of the controversy at Metra, the state's top watchdog urged them to move swiftly on reforms. Ricardo Meza, the state's...
  • Geneva debates free parking for handicapped commuters

    Geneva debates free parking for handicapped commuters
    Should handicapped commuters be allowed to park for free at the Geneva Metra commuter parking lot? The Geneva City Council began debate on the topic Monday night at its committee of the whole meeting after learning that while city code doesn't allow for...
  • Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School

    Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School
    A 17-year-old Northwest Side boy was struck and killed by a Metra train while walking to Taft High School on Friday morning, officials said. Erik Lucansky was trying to cross the tracks at Avondale and Bryn Mawr avenues in the Old Norwood Park...
  • Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix

    Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix
    Engineers from Union Pacific were in Park Ridge this week inspecting for the second time a railroad viaduct called a "public safety hazard" by city officials after a chunk of concrete fell from the viaduct and reportedly cracked a resident's windshield...
  • Metra riders lodge complaints about delays

    Metra riders lodge complaints about delays
    Metra riders lodged complaints about train delays, overcrowding and communication missteps during a forum in Naperville Monday night. Roughly 40 people gathered to air their grievances at the hourlong event. Metra Executive Director Don Orseno told...