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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...
  • Delays reported on Metra West Line after train hits semi

    Delays reported on Metra West Line after train hits semi
    A Union Pacific West Line Metra train struck a semitruck Thursday afternoon in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, causing temporary delays, officials said. While no injuries were reported, Chicago Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene...
  • 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 riders to see changes on UP North, West schedules

    Metra riders to see changes on UP North, West schedules
    Customers who ride two of Metra's Union Pacific lines will see revised schedules starting next week, the commuter rail agency announced Monday. The schedules of six weekday trains and four weekend trains on the UP North Line will be adjusted, as will...
  • Metra to offer extra service for Mag Mile lights festival

     Metra to offer extra service for Mag Mile lights festival
    Metra will offer extra trains and more seating capacity on most of its lines Saturday to accommodate people who travel into Chicago for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. The festival, which will feature live music and a tree lighting parade, draws...
  • Will Metra riders 'flip' for new seats?

    Will Metra riders 'flip' for new seats?
    Attention, Metra riders: Would you like armrests, cup holders and higher seatbacks? Are you willing to ride backward in exchange for these perks? The commuter rail agency is asking customers for their opinion as they test proposed new seats for Metra'...
  • Metra adds equipment in effort to deal with coming winter

     Metra adds equipment in effort to deal with coming winter
    After an extremely cold and snowy winter that led to numerous train breakdowns and delays, Metra officials said Thursday they expect to be better prepared to battle the elements this season with new equipment and procedures. Metra is adding three high-...