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  • Weather can't slow attendance at Earth and Arbor Day

    Weather can't slow attendance at Earth and Arbor Day
    Despite the cold, damp weather April 25, attendance was brisk early at the Northbrook Earth and Arbor Day event in the Village Green in downtown Northbrook.
  • Work on Deerfield Metra station starts May 1

    Work on Deerfield Metra station starts May 1
    On Friday, May 1, Metra will begin a months-long rehabilitation project of the platforms at the Milwaukee District North Line stop in Deerfield. The $500,000 project, which is part of Metra's annual planned maintenance program to upgrade the...

    Wheaton man hit, killed by commuter train, police chief says

    Wheaton man hit, killed by commuter train, police chief says
    A 37-year-old man was killed after being hit by a Metra train west of downtown Wheaton, officials said. Wheaton Police responded to the Union Pacific train tracks north of Manchester Road and Birch Drive just before 7 p.m. April 21 with a report of...

    Metra to spend $80 million to help launch safety system

    Metra to spend $80 million to help launch safety system
    Metra's board on Wednesday approved two large contracts, including one for $80 million to help implement a high-tech safety system that federal officials said would have prevented two Chicago derailments that killed two people and injured scores of...

    Chicago suburbs, northwest Indiana look to build near trains

    Commuter rail stations are playing a prominent role in economic development in suburban Chicago and northwest Indiana. In Homewood, Illinois, entrepreneur Claude Gendreau is turning a former bank building into a boutique hotel near the Metra and Amtrak...