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  • Mechanical problem, fire on Metra train halt morning service on BNSF

    Mechanical problem, fire on Metra train halt morning service on BNSF
    Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line experienced delays of more than an hour and a half Monday morning after a mechanical problem and fire on a locomotive halted all commuter service on the line temporarily, officials say. Inbound Train 1232,...
  • Railroad Daze gives locals a first-hand look at locomotives

    Railroad Daze gives locals a first-hand look at locomotives
    Franklin Park residents were all aboard the village's 20th annual Railroad Daze. "I love the trains and walking in them," said Tina Harle. She drove over from Oak Park with her family and said her 2-year-old daughter wanted to come to check out the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago's new plane-tracking website lacks noise data

    Chicago's new plane-tracking website lacks noise data
    Jet noise readings are being intentionally omitted from a new city website that displays low-level planes arriving and departing at Chicago's airports, city officials said Friday. The officials said the noise information is being excluded because the...
  • 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...