| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Metra's board will soon grapple with whether customers will face a fare increase in 2015 – three years after the biggest hike in the agency's history, the commuter rail chairman said today.
Although officials say a fare increase hasn't been...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:11 PM
The Winchester Road railroad crossing in Libertyville will close for nearly two weeks starting Thursday, officials have announced.
The Metra crossing will shut down to traffic starting at 6 a.m. June 5, and is slated to reopen June 18 by 5 p.m.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:23 PM
As if riders on Metra's BNSF Line didn't already know, they suffered through a dismal month of May, with 1 out of every 5 rush-hour trains running at least five minutes late, officials said Friday.
The BNSF Line to Aurora — Metra's busiest with...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Officials with Metra and Tinley Park announced this week that The Rock Island train line, which runs between Chicago and Joliet, will be changing starting Sunday.
Some train departure times will be earlier than expected, "so so riders are urged to...
| 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 16, 2014
| 7:45 PM
The city's plans to bring bus rapid transit to the Loop also could ease east-west commutes for cyclists.
At the recent quarterly meeting of the mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council, Chicago Department of Transportation officials said plans for the project,...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:20 PM
A 32-year-old Geneva woman was found dead on the Union Pacific Railway tracks east of the Fox River on Sunday morning, authorities said.
Just before 7 a.m., Geneva Police Department officers responded to a report of a woman lying on the tracks south...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:12 AM
After a long wait, Geneva commuters will finally have a third level on the parking deck adjacent to the Metra train station.
The City Council on Monday approved a $4.48 million contract with Walsh Construction, of Chicago, to build the third tier, which...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
A secret report put together by the legislature's watchdog in the wake of last summer's Metra scandal offers new insight into how Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan navigates the intersection of public business and ward-style patronage through his...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:00 PM
EXTRA: This story from June 27 has been updated to include responses from readers on social media following our story published on July 29 -- as a result of these shared stories. Click to skip to these additions.
Following a report of a man...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Repairs to the Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct are on schedule for mid- to late summer, Park Ridge officials said recently.
Wayne Zingsheim, the city's public works director, said he had not received reports of debris falling onto the roadway since...