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  • Delays after Metra train kills pedestrian near Morton Grove

    Delays after Metra train kills pedestrian near Morton Grove
    Metra service was delayed Monday evening after a train fatally struck a pedestrian near Morton Grove, the transit agency said. The outbound Milwaukee District North Line train 2127 left Union Station at 4:15 p.m. and was slated to stop in Deerfield at...
  • Geneva committee OKs adding battalion chiefs to fire department

    Geneva committee OKs adding battalion chiefs to fire department
    Geneva aldermen have initially agreed to a proposal to add three new positions to the Geneva Fire Department. Fire Chief Steve Olson had previously pitched the idea to the council to add three new battalion chiefs, plus a fire marshal, saying that...
  • Family: Woman may have gone to help brother when both hit by train

    Family: Woman may have gone to help brother when both hit by train
    Even as children growing up in their Lawndale neighborhood, Berry and Margaret Huddleston were inseparable siblings, their family members and close friends said. Although she was younger, whenever Margaret Huddleston ventured out from the West Side home...
  • Woman taking photos on tracks struck by Metra train

    Woman taking photos on tracks struck by Metra train
    A woman who was taking photos this morning while standing on the tracks near 27th Street on the Near South Side was struck by a train on the Metra Electric line, said officials. The incident happened about 8:30 a.m. near 27th Street in the Prairie...
  • Improvements coming to Tinley Park industrial site

    Improvements coming to Tinley Park industrial site
    A Tinley Park industrial property visible to rail commuters is getting a major makeover, thanks to an improved economy and the tenant's decision to expand its manufacturing operation there. For starters, the four storage containers used for construction...
  • 'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says

     'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says
    About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
  • Chicago transit system dysfunctional, 'depressing': international study

    Chicago transit system dysfunctional, 'depressing': international study
    A new study by an international economic organization paints an uncomplimentary portrait of the Chicago area's transportation system, saying it suffers from too many transit agencies and fragmented local governments. "The current state of transit...
  • Man fatally struck by Metra train in Naperville

    Man fatally struck by Metra train in Naperville
    A man was killed after he apparently jumped in front of a Metra train in the Naperville train station in an apparent suicide, police said. Inbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train No. 1264 had left Aurora at 10:20 a.m. and was pulling into the station...
  • Person struck by Metra train at Joliet station

    Person struck by Metra train at Joliet station
    Service on the Heritage Corridor line was halted this morning after a pedestrian was struck at the Joliet station, according to Metra. The person was struck shortly after 7 a.m., according to a Metra spokesman. The No. 918 train headed toward Chicago...
  • Midlothian shaken by rash of attacks on young women

    Midlothian shaken by rash of attacks on young women
    Dozens of worried Midlothian residents packed a Village Board meeting Wednesday night in the wake of four attacks on young women near the town's Metra station. Residents in the working-class south suburb of about 15,000 filled roughly 60 chairs and...
  • Technology inspires new generation of train watchers

      Technology inspires new generation of train watchers
    While Metra commuters file onto their usual trains at Ogilvie Transportation Center, Fred Van Dorpe frantically weaves from one platform to the next with a hand-held video camera strapped to his palm. In a matter of minutes, the 20-year-old from Chicago...