| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:34 PM
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...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Metra's chief officer went before state lawmakers promising that everything possible would be done to prevent a repeat of last month's service collapse and poor communication with riders.
But Executive Director Don Orseno spent much of the next two...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:08 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Metra's new boss faced an intense grilling Monday at a state hearing looking into the commuter railroad's massive failures during winter storms.
Lawmakers told Metra CEO Don Orseno that their constituents are greatly dissatisfied with Metra's recent...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:44 AM
Metra was reporting delays on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line this morning after a train was canceled because of mechanical problems.
Train 1248, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 8:23 a.m., was canceled and train 1256 was picking up those...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Metra's North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday as crews continue to clear and repair tracks after a freight car derailed just after midnight today near Mundelein.
Canadian National isn't expected to complete the work along the single track...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Metra trains were experiencing scattered delays during the evening commute Monday as the agency continued to warn commuters they may have longer waits because of the extreme cold.
But Metra said it still hoped there will be no cancellations or other...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Metra experienced scattered delays on some lines this morning but they were nothing like the problems that plagued the commuter agency during the last arctic outbreak two weeks ago.
As the peak of the rush hour ended around 9 a.m., Metra had reported at...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:53 AM
Three Metra trains were canceled because of mechanical problems this morning, but most of the agency's 11 lines were running close to normal.
“We’re doing better than previous days,” Metra spokesman Tom Miller said. “Considerably...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:24 AM
It's hard to predict exactly what news will grab the headlines in Hinsdale and Elmhurst in 2014, but some stories are sure to make news. Here's a look at some of the issues on tap for the new year:
Push for preserving historic houses
| 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...