| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:32 AM
An already difficult morning commute on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line got worse when a train and a vehicle collided near west suburban Hinsdale, slowing down trains on a line that had been closed earlier because of a freight train accident....
| Jun 28, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Metra trains on the BNSF line were running normally again through Hinsdale about 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon after an accident involving a freight train fouled up commutes for some riders earlier in the day.
A freight train Saturday morning struck a...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:04 PM
A pedestrian was struck by a freight train in Lake Forest this evening, authorities said.
The pedestrian was hit about 7:50 p.m. near Metra's Lake Forest Station, said Michael Gillis, a spokesman for Metra.
The incident snarled traffic on the commuter...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Following a report of a man allegedly exposing himself and ejaculating onto a woman's leg on a Brown Line train last week, conversations started swirling about personal experiences with either witnessing or being a victim of sexual harassment or...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The race for Illinois governor hasn’t even reached Labor Day, and both campaigns have found a new way to attack the other party’s candidate: distributing phony “media advisories.”
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign went...
| Jun 27, 2014
Too bad you can't get there from here.
Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs.
Well, OK, you can...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:12 PM
A pedestrian was struck by a Metra train and critically injured on the South Side this afternoon.
The pedestrian was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after being struck about 4:10 p.m. near the intersection of West 90th Street and...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:34 AM
The thousands making their way downtown for this morning’s World Cup viewing party in Grant Park are being asked to make it an alcohol-free event.
Metra has banning alcohol from all its trains, and organizers are prohibiting it from the event. Beer...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Fireworks, parades, picnics, concerts and more will mark the country's 238th year of independence.
Here are some of the festivities in the southwest suburbs.
Events will be Friday, July 4, unless noted otherwise.
The Stars and...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:40 PM
As the new chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority, Kirk Dillard said Wednesday he plans to use his experience as a longtime state legislator to build consensus at the often-divided agency.
But perhaps just as important as his political...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:48 PM
State Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican, says he has enough support to be elected chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority at its meeting Wednesday.
Dillard, who was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for governor,...