| Apr 29, 2015
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 9:27 AM
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...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 11:09 AM
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.
| Apr 11, 2015
| 6:18 AM
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...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 11:30 AM
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,"...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 4:15 AM
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...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 12:02 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 1:16 PM
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.
| Mar 19, 2015
| 2:16 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 3:01 PM
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...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 3:08 AM
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...