| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:11 AM
Nicole Cholewa's mom picked the wrong day to drop her off.
Cholewa, 22, typically rides the Metra from Palatine to the Ogilvie station and walks to classes at the University of Illinois at Chicago. But Thursday morning, Cholewa's mom dropped her off...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Repairs to the aging Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct can't begin until the Illinois Department of Transportation approves plans to divert street traffic during construction, officials have said.
But, as Public Works Director Wayne Zingsheim told...
| Sep 5, 2014
Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please go here: http://triblocal.com/events.
Thursday, Sept. 4
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Tinley Park officials have awarded a $100,000 contract to a Chicago architecture and planning firm to produce a blueprint for development of the former Mental Health Center in town.
Trustee Greg Hannon underscored the importance of the property,...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Farmers markets in the city and suburbs are evolving into community markets reflecting the neighborhoods they represent and featuring not only fresh fruits and vegetables but artisan prepared foods and arts and crafts.
"We realized the markets were...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Board members of the Glenview Park Foundation put the final touches on the newly-renovated Jackman Park by planting more than 200 shrubs, trees and other plants.
Karen Paszkiewicz, who was focused on snapdragons and other perennials, said helping was...
| Aug 17, 2014
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...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Late Thursday afternoon, Kenneth Reed was in his backyard when he heard something strange up on the railroad tracks.
"A sound I never heard in all the 45 years I been on this block," he said Friday, standing next to the train embankment on South Homan...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:33 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:21 AM
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...