| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Regional Transportation Authority Executive Director Joseph Costello will leave the agency next year, the agency said in a press release this morning.
Costello will step down at the end of February 2014 "to pursue the next chapter in his life," the...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 3:00 PM
A man struck by a Metra train Friday night in Glen Ellyn died from his injuries, authorities announced Saturday.
The man, identified by police as Daniel J. Carrillo, 25, most recently of Tucson, Ariz., was among five people injured Friday in three...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Metra monthly pass customers who also buy passes on CTA and Pace will receive new types of cards starting in December that are compatible with the Ventra fare payment system, officials said Thursday.
Unlike CTA and Pace, Metra is not yet participating...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:22 AM
Stetson Siler of Oak Park went out to his mailbox one day last week, saw an envelope for a new Ventra card and wondered who would be getting one first, him or his wife.
Turns out, neither.
The disabled Air Force veteran, who was eagerly awaiting his...
| Nov 18, 2013
News briefs from Lake Forest, Libertyville and Vernon Hills.
Election officials are accepting candidate petitions for alderman positions through Wednesday during regular business hours. Petitions will also be...
| Nov 18, 2013
As the nation's second-largest transit system struggles to debug the unruly Ventra fare-payment system, another apparent Ventra glitch is also testing the patience of some customers.
The culprit this time is the Chicago Transit Authority's Ventra...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:38 AM
Rena Church isn't asking to take a slobbering Saint Bernard on a Metra train to Chicago. She simply wants to bring Rula, a 12-pound Chihuahua mix that fits inside a backpack, along for the ride from Aurora to Union Station.
"She's so portable," said...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:45 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• Metra trains were running on normal schedules this morning on the Milwaukee West Line, a day after a semi pulling a trailer of cars was struck by an inbound train at a crossing in Bartlett....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:14 PM
A semi-truck hauling a load of vehicles was struck by a Metra Milwaukee District West Line train in Bartlett, causing at least one train car to derail and leaving two passengers with minor injuries, officials said.
The accident happened at 3:38 p.m. as...
| Oct 23, 2013
It's last call for a fall bike ride. Want to belly up to the bar?
If the weather takes a warmer turn and you're in the market for a final ride before putting your bike away for the winter, consider these options — a city mouse/country mouse pair...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Trains were delayed on Metra's Burlington Northern line this morning because of switching problems near west suburban Downers Grove.
Inbound and outbound trains were forced to stop so crew members could manually operate switches near Fairview Avenue,...