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  • Downtown Wheaton's many coffee, tea shops aim for different crowds

    Downtown Wheaton's many coffee, tea shops aim for different crowds
    On any given day in any of the three coffee shops and one tea shop in downtown Wheaton, you will see a mix of people milling about. Commuters stop by on their way to or from a Metra train. Students from nearby Wheaton College or other residents walk...
  • Witnesses: Boy, 11, hit by Metra train cried out, 'Help. My leg hurts'

    Witnesses: Boy, 11, hit by Metra train cried out, 'Help. My leg hurts'
    Guadalupe Deluna can't stop seeing the image of a little boy lying in the street calling out for help after he was struck by a commuter train near the Burr Oak Station in Blue Island. Guadalupe, 14, said she was waiting for the bus Tuesday morning...
  • Father of boy, 11, hit by Metra train: 'I thank God that he let him live'

    Father of boy, 11, hit by Metra train: 'I thank God that he let him live'
    Alex Zepeda was running late for school and couldn't wait any longer for his mother to take him. Worried about a project that was due, the 11-year-old dashed out the door hoping to catch up with the school bus that had just passed his home in Blue Island...
  • Strangers reach out to help family of boy, 11, hit by Metra train

    Strangers reach out to help family of boy, 11, hit by Metra train
    The father of an 11-year-old boy who lost a leg when he was struck by a Metra train while chasing a school bus said Friday he is grateful for the generosity of strangers who have reached out to help the cash-strapped family just weeks before Christmas....
  • Cops: Sex offender failed to register, played with woman's hair on Metra

    Cops: Sex offender failed to register, played with woman's hair on Metra
    A convicted sex offender who had failed to register was charged with touching a woman’s neck and hair while they rode a Metra train earlier this week, officials said Saturday. Michael G. Russo, 55, who prosecutors said was homeless, was ordered...
  • Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station

     Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station
    A multibillion-dollar rehabilitation of Chicago's iconic Union Station is on the drawing board, including plans to improve access by reconfiguring train concourses and eliminating a confusing layout for ramps and escalators. But as planners ponder a...
  • Metra presents rail-crossing safety seminar in person and online

    Metra presents rail-crossing safety seminar in person and online
    Larry Green, the public safety director for Metra, had some advice for anyone whose car is stuck on railroad tracks when a train is approaching, and it went beyond the obvious "get out of the car." But Green, speaking Thursday morning to about 150...
  • RTA report: Metra, Pace, CTA falling behind in funding for equipment

     RTA report: Metra, Pace, CTA falling behind in funding for equipment
    Chicago's three transit agencies have fallen $3 billion further behind previous years in investing in new equipment and maintaining existing trains, buses and infrastructure, a new report by the Regional Transportation Authority said Thursday. The...
  • Metra might allow small pets on trains

    Metra might allow small pets on trains
    Metra customers who want to bring their pets along for the train ride may soon be able to do so, at least on weekends. The agency said Friday that if its board approves, it expects to begin a three-month trial program this spring allowing customers to...
  • Moran: Commuters feel a pinch when 'billions' are mentioned

    Around the time summer turned to fall, Kirk Dillard, your chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), told a Waukegan Chamber of Commerce breakfast crowd that "we have a tremendous backlog of what I call keeping our system in a state of...
  • Survey: Most Metra riders like new coach seats, despite being non-flippable

    Survey: Most Metra riders like new coach seats, despite being non-flippable
    To flip or not to flip? That's the question. The answer, according to a survey of Metra customers, is that most riders are OK with the installation of new, more modern coach seats, even though they would face in only one direction and not be flippable...