| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:23 PM
At least once a month, Patrick Carlson takes the Blue Line to the Loop and hops on a CTA bus to Museum Campus, home to the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum.
Sometimes he rides his bike from his Logan Square home to the Lakefront...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:52 PM
A Tinley Park industrial property visible to rail commuters is getting a major makeover, thanks to an improved economy and the tenant's decision to expand its manufacturing operation there.
For starters, the four storage containers used for construction...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:16 PM
A woman who was taking photos this morning while standing on the tracks near 27th Street on the Near South Side was struck by a train on the Metra Electric line, said officials.
The incident happened about 8:30 a.m. near 27th Street in the Prairie...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:52 AM
A Metra train on the Union Pacific Northwest line struck and killed a woman on a bicycle in Des Plaines on Thursday evening, an agency spokesman said.
Train 639, which left downtown Chicago at 5:12 p.m. and was due in Barrington at 6:17 p.m., struck the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:41 AM
Diners who want to sit down for a salad or flat bread at Hinsdale's downtown train station are out of luck for the time being.
Cosi, a restaurant that had been in the station for about 9 years, has closed its doors.
Marc Cella, founder of Hinsdale-...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Geneva aldermen have initially agreed to a proposal to add three new positions to the Geneva Fire Department.
Fire Chief Steve Olson had previously pitched the idea to the council to add three new battalion chiefs, plus a fire marshal, saying that...
| Jul 27, 2014
Filmmaker George Lucas wants to build a museum of "narrative art" — "Star Wars" memorabilia and other popular works — on Chicago's lakefront, south of Soldier Field. Some park advocates oppose it, citing the law requiring an open lakefront....
| Jul 25, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Highland Park residents Stephanie Orsi, 48, and Frank Orsi, 54 have brought a Chicago Taylor Street tradition to the recently renovated Highwood Train Station with Orsi's Italian Ice. For the past two years, they operated a concession stand at the...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Metra is considering a pilot program that would allow pets in carriers to travel aboard the commuter line, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
The policy change would put the agency in line with the CTA and other commuter railroads around the country. Metra...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:04 PM
The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 received preliminary permission to hold an Oktoberfest festival in the downtown area as a fundraiser for the organization.
The village's Community Events Commission recently approved the...