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  • EPA to test air quality at Chicago's Union Station

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will test diesel exhaust at Chicago's Union Station after previous investigations found high levels of soot in the station and on board trains. The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/1C9zoNN ) the...
  • Blackhawks mania runs wild in Southland

    Blackhawks mania runs wild in Southland
    Be it at a train station in Oak Forest or a roadside souvenir stand in Orland Hills, there was no being apart from the sea of red Thursday. Hundreds of fans began collecting as early as 6 a.m. at the Oak Forest Metra station, waiting for trains to...
  • Metra train hits car; 2 injured including child

    Metra train hits car; 2 injured including child
    A woman and child were injured when their car was struck by a train near the Metra Electric's South Shore station Friday afternoon, officials said. Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious to critical condition, said Chicago Fire...
  • Metra Electric trains delayed up to hour because of problems with power lines

    Metra Electric trains delayed up to hour because of problems with power lines
    Trains were delayed up to an hour on Metra's Electric Line on Thursday morning because of problems with overhead power lines in Homewood, officials said. Inbound and outbound trains were stopped shortly before 7 a.m., according to Metra spokesman Tom...
  • City promised upgrades near Obama library

    City promised upgrades near Obama library
    If the Barack Obama Presidential Center is built in Washington Park, the city envisions a walking community, where visitors would step off a CTA Green Line train and stroll along decoratively landscaped sidewalks, lined with pedestrian scale lighting...
  • Greyhound planning route through north Naperville

    Greyhound planning route through north Naperville
    A new daily Greyhound bus route running between Chicago and Davenport, Iowa, via Interstate 88 is being planned with a stop at Naperville's Route 59 Metra commuter train station. City Council members Tuesday will be asked to grant a license to the...
  • Weekend express trains starting on Rock Island Line

    Weekend express trains starting on Rock Island Line
    Starting June 6, weekend trains on Metra's Rock Island Line will run on different schedules as part of a trial program to provide express service to the nine southernmost stations on the line. The Saturday-Sunday schedule will continue the regular stops...
  • Work on new parking, rental car facility begins at O'Hare

    Work on new parking, rental car facility begins at O'Hare
    Construction on a nine-story rental car and public parking structure is underway at O'Hare International Airport after Chicago Department of Aviation officials broke ground on the site Thursday. The $4.5 million structure aims to significantly improve...
  • Railroad repair closing major roads in Elmwood Park, River Grove

    Railroad repair closing major roads in Elmwood Park, River Grove
    Two major roads in Elmwood Park and River Grove are being blocked for repairs to railroad crossings. Work started May 20 at the intersection of the Milwaukee District/West Line train tracks and River Road in River Grove. The construction has shut down...
  • Comic art imitates life on the CTA

     Comic art imitates life on the CTA
    Riders on a CTA train are minding their own business when suddenly an emergency evacuation door connecting the rail cars bursts open and a man menacingly appears. "So," he says to three shocked passengers who are seated near the door, "now that I've...
  • Calumet City teen charged in prom crash that killed student, Metra worker

    Calumet City teen charged in prom crash that killed student, Metra worker
    A Calumet City teen has been charged with DUI causing death and reckless homicide with a motor vehicle in a crash early Saturday that killed two people, one a high school student who was to graduate Wednesday, the other an original employee of Metra who...