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  • Illinois Democrats urge extension on train safety system deadline

    Illinois Democrats urge extension on train safety system deadline
    Chicago-area members of Congress on Monday raised the possibility — albeit remote — of a shutdown of the nation's rail system, including Metra commuter service, if lawmakers fail to extend a year-end deadline for railroads to install an expensive high-tech safety system.
  • Kendall leaders push for Metra service for county

    Kendall leaders push for Metra service for county
    When Gail Johnson, Oswego village president, recently called for support for the extension of Metra train service into Kendall County, she struck a nerve. People in Oswego, Montgomery, Yorkville and Plano have long supported the idea. But they agreed...

    Metra, Waukegan invest in lakefront rail station upgrades

    Metra, Waukegan invest in lakefront rail station upgrades
    Crumbling tile and water-damaged ceilings at Waukegan's Union Pacific North Metra station will be treated to a $530,000 renovation project this summer that will also address handicap accessibility in a facility that predates the Americans With...

    Uptown Park Ridge train station to get a 'Sweet' addition

    Uptown Park Ridge train station to get a 'Sweet' addition
    Morning commuters will again be able to buy baked goods and a cup of coffee without having to leave the Uptown Park Ridge train platform. B's Sweet Bites is slated to occupy the vacant snack shop space inside the Metra train station at 100 S. Summit...

    Congress tries to run a railroad. Bad idea.

    Congress tries to run a railroad. Bad idea.
    Ever since the deadly derailment of Amtrak's Northeast Regional Train 188 in Philadelphia, some members of Congress have demanded to know why the nation's railroads haven't finished installing the high-tech equipment that might have prevented the crash....