| 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 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...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Metra's new chief of police says he will bring over 14 years of command experience at the Illinois State Police to the task of reforming an embattled department criticized for poor performance.
The appointment of Joseph Perez was announced Monday,...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:21 PM
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Burlington Northern freight train in La Grange this afternoon, causing delays for Metra trains that use the same tracks, officials said.
La Grange Police Chief Michael A. Holub said the incident was an apparent...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 6:48 AM
A miscommunication with a deaf person led police to erroneously believe a bomb threat was being made on a Metra train Monday night, leading to an emergency response, authorities said.
Riverside police said this morning a Metra conductor flagged down a...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 8:14 PM
Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe service was shut down for almost 3 hours this evening after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train, officials said.
The man died, according to a release from Naperville Police. His name was being withheld...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:06 AM
A disabled freight train that blocked Metra trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line for more than an hour has been moved and commuter service has resumed.
The first five trains of the morning were either halted in face of the disabled freight...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 1:16 AM
A woman sitting on train tracks was hit by an eastbound Metra train and died in Naperville just before midnight Saturday, police said.
The woman hasn't been identified by police, who said she was sitting about 500 feet east of the Loomis Street...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 9:26 PM
Motorists planning to travel on Sand Canyon Avenue, just south of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Irvine, will want to pick an alternate route this week.
There will be a construction-related road closure between Oak Canyon and Laguna Canyon roads.
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:46 PM
The CTA took an “incremental step’’ today toward restoring bus service that was eliminated 15 years ago along 31st Street on the Southwest Side due to dwindling ridership.
But members of multiple Chicago communities where the population...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:09 PM
The pedestrian portion of a narrow 127-year-old steel-and-timber bridge in Hinsdale has been closed because of a structural crack.
“We may be being a bit overcautious, but a portion of the bridge sagged,” said Hinsdale village engineer Dan...