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  • Legislative watchdog found no ethics violation, Madigan's office says

    Legislative watchdog found no ethics violation, Madigan's office says
    An investigation by Illinois' legislative watchdog into allegations of political pressure at Metra found that House Speaker Michael Madigan did not violate the state's ethics act, Madigan's office said Wednesday. Heather Wier Vaught, Madigan's top...
  • Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015

    Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015
    Long-sought plans to restore passenger rail service next year between Chicago and Rockford got a boost Thursday with the announcement of a new route. Service between the two cities stopped in 1981. The new Amtrak service will begin in late 2015 with...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 12

    My wife and I have noticed a trend when riding public transportation in Chicago. We are in our twilight years and have logged many miles on the Chicago-area mass transit systems. When riding the "L," we are almost always offered a seat when none is...
  • Metra to replace Downers Grove train platforms

     Metra to replace Downers Grove train platforms
    Construction is set to begin on a months-long project at Downers Grove's busiest train station. Both platforms at the Main Street station will be replaced with concrete throughout the spring and summer. Metra and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway are...
  • I-55, Lake Shore Drive on list of road projects

    I-55, Lake Shore Drive on list of road projects
    A severely deteriorated stretch of Interstate Highway 55 in DuPage and Cook counties would be resurfaced, along with a portion of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and Skokie Highway in Lake County under a six-year state highway improvement plan announced...
  • Metra train kills pedestrian in Zion

    Metra train kills pedestrian in Zion
    A Metra trainĀ struck and killedĀ a pedestrian near the Union Pacific-North Line's Zion station this afternoon, authorities said. UP-North Line Train No. 325 hit a male pedestrian near 27th Street in Zion, just south of the Zion station, about 2 p.m.,...
  • RTA approves funds for Rosemont station study

    RTA approves funds for Rosemont station study
    The Rosemont Blue Line stop, which claims one of the CTA's fastest-growing riderships, may be getting more amenities. The Regional Transportation Authority, the funding arm for CTA, Metra and Pace, approved funding for a $250,000 study of how to improve...
  • Geneva debates free parking for handicapped commuters

    Geneva debates free parking for handicapped commuters
    Should handicapped commuters be allowed to park for free at the Geneva Metra commuter parking lot? The Geneva City Council began debate on the topic Monday night at its committee of the whole meeting after learning that while city code doesn't allow for...
  • Report shows patronage at Metra dating back 30 years

    Report shows patronage at Metra dating back 30 years
    Longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan was a “prominent participant” in patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years, recommending dozens of people for jobs, a new report has found. Madigan had the power to recommend individuals for...
  • Reinventing mass transit in metro Chicago

    Reinventing mass transit in metro Chicago
    In a more temperate moment, Mayor Rahm Emanuel might have used the term "blue ribbon panel" to describe the task force assigned to rethink metropolitan Chicago's mass transit system. But the mayor's pension bill was having a bad day in Springfield,...
  • Advocates call for raising tax money to pay for mass transit improvements

    Advocates call for raising tax money to pay for mass transit improvements
    A coalition of transportation advocates supported by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle has recommended raising new tax money in Cook County to help pay for billions of dollars of mass transit improvements. Launching a...