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  • Metra missing the train on Wi-Fi access

    Metra missing the train on Wi-Fi access
    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...
  • July 4 events in south suburbs

    July 4 events in south suburbs
    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. Tinley Park The Stars and...
  • Tinley Park asks Metra for express service

    Tinley Park asks Metra for express service
    Tinley Park officials are asking Metra to establish commuter express service to Chicago's financial district during morning and afternoon rush hours. Such a move would be consistent with service provided on other suburban rail lines and would help...
  • Union Station plan could bring relief for Metra, Amtrak passengers

    Union Station plan could bring relief for Metra, Amtrak passengers
    For many of the 120,000 rail passengers who pass through each day, Union Station is either a mystifying maze of ramps and escalators, or a perplexing funnel that forces them to navigate perilously narrow platforms. Commuting challenges include dodging...
  • No progress on Wheaton pedestrian overpass

     No progress on Wheaton pedestrian overpass
    Long-delayed plans for a pedestrian overpass at Wheaton's Metra commuter station remain in a holding pattern, with no scheduled start date for a project that has been on the drawing board since 2010. Metra and the Union Pacific Railroad, which owns...
  • Metra UP West riders face construction delays

    Metra UP West riders face construction delays
    Track construction is expected to cause delays on Metra’s Union Pacific West Line for a month starting Sept. 15, Metra said today. The project is expected to delay midday trains by about 10 minutes and weekend trains by 15 minutes, although...
  • Switching problems corrected at Union Station, Metra says

    Switching problems have been corrected at Chicago's Union Station after they caused delays of Metra's BNSF trains this evening, officials said at 6:30 p.m. The problems were responsible for delays up to one hour, according to a Metra spokeswoman....
  • Park Ridge officials hear update on Touhy Avenue viaduct

    Park Ridge officials hear update on Touhy Avenue viaduct
    Repairs to the aging Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct can't begin until the Illinois Department of Transportation approves plans to divert street traffic during construction, officials have said. But, as Public Works Director Wayne Zingsheim told...
  • Riders learn to navigate around temporary closure of California Blue Line stop

    Riders learn to navigate around temporary closure of California Blue Line stop
    Nicole Cholewa's mom picked the wrong day to drop her off. Cholewa, 22, typically rides the Metra from Palatine to the Ogilvie station and walks to classes at the University of Illinois at Chicago. But Thursday morning, Cholewa's mom dropped her off...
  • Metra says settlement with ousted CEO totaled $1.3 million

    Metra says settlement with ousted CEO totaled $1.3 million
    The costs associated with Metra's controversial 2013 settlement with ousted CEO Alex Clifford totaled about $1.3 million, with about half going to outside lawyers, officials said Thursday. Clifford ended up leaving Metra with a package worth about $652,...
  • North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 4-10

    North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 4-10
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please go here: http://triblocal.com/events.  Thursday, Sept. 4 Antioch...