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  • Aurora approves parking fee hike at Transportation Center

    Aurora approves parking fee hike at Transportation Center
    The Aurora City Council has approved a hike in parking fees at the Aurora Transportation Center. The vote on the increase was unanimous, done as part of the consent agenda with a number of other items. City officials have said the hike is needed to...
  • OSHA fines Rochelle rail car manufacturer $19,550

    OSHA fines Rochelle rail car manufacturer $19,550
    An Illinois rail car manufacturing plant that has received millions of dollars in grants, training funds and tax incentives from state and local governments, was fined $19,550 for exposing workers to dangerous conditions. The Occupational Safety and...
  • Rolling pipeline raises concerns for Aurora, Naperville, Elgin leaders

    Rolling pipeline raises concerns for Aurora, Naperville, Elgin leaders
    As Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner watches mile-long trains of black tank cars full of crude oil from North Dakota roll through the heart of Illinois' second-biggest city, he wonders what would happen if they would derail, start to burn and even explode. One...
  • Construction at Downers Grove Metra Station resumes Monday

    Construction at Downers Grove Metra Station resumes Monday
    Construction is set to resume Monday on a long-delayed project to improve the platforms and increase safety at the Downers Grove Main Street Metra Station. The east ends of the in-bound and out-bound boarding platforms will be closed to commuters...
  • Metra train delayed during morning storm in Western Springs

    Metra train delayed during morning storm in Western Springs
    A morning Metra train heading into Chicago was held up at the Western Springs train station for about 20 minutes Thursday morning during a thunderstorm, as workers investigated a mechanical problem. The ticket agent said she heard "a God awful noise,"...
  • Delays by Metra rose in February, but March numbers improving

    Delays by Metra rose in February, but March numbers improving
    Delays continued to plague Metra's popular BNSF line during a snowy February, but the on-time performance has improved so far in March. The BNSF line was on time 90.1 percent of the time, 87.6 percent during rush hour, in February. "We didn't meet our...
  • Oswego to end Park-n-Ride service for commuters

    Oswego to end Park-n-Ride service for commuters
    With a small number of riders in recent years, the village of Oswego has decided to end its Park-n-Ride transportation service for Metra riders this summer. The Oswego Park-n-Ride has operated weekday rush hour bus service between two locations and...
  • Oak Street bridge replacement expected to start in May

    Oak Street bridge replacement expected to start in May
    The time to bid farewell to the one-way Oak Street bridge is approaching. The Hinsdale Village Board approved a $6.9 million contract March 17 with Kenny Construction Co., to remove and replace the 100-year-old bridge over the BNSF Railroad. At 23-...
  • Oswego locks in land for potential Metra commuter lot

    Oswego locks in land for potential Metra commuter lot
    The village of Oswego has locked in a purchase of a 15-acre parcel for a future Metra commuter parking lot at the northwest corner of Orchard Road and Mill Street. Village trustees approved a planned unit development agreement for 98.3 acres of land...
  • Metra train strikes, kills pedestrian near Lisle

    Metra train strikes, kills pedestrian near Lisle
    An inbound BNSF Metra train fatally struck a pedestrian Monday afternoon in Lisle, according to officials. The train, which was scheduled to depart Lisle at 4:08 p.m. and get to Chicago at 4:58 p.m., was stopped near Lisle because it struck a pedestrian...
  • Riders 'hate it': Metra's least-reliable train on its worst-performing line

    Riders 'hate it': Metra's least-reliable train on its worst-performing line
    Penny Marchiel, of Aurora, doesn't need evidence beyond her own experience to believe that her train ride home has been Metra's worst of the worst. "Absolutely. I hate it," Marchiel said of the BNSF Railway Line Train 1279 to Aurora. "But I have no...