| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Metra's new boss faced an intense grilling Monday at a state hearing looking into the commuter railroad's massive failures during winter storms.
Lawmakers told Metra CEO Don Orseno that their constituents are greatly dissatisfied with Metra's recent...
| Feb 13, 2014
Letters to the editor from Highland Park and Grayslake.
I commuted from the Highland Park Ravinia Station from 1972 to 2003. I roughly figured that if I put in a 20-day working month, I would ride approximately 1,000 miles per month. Of...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 1:00 AM
A power outage and minor derailment at the CTA's Howard station caused a major disruption on the Red, Purple and Yellow lines Friday evening, stranding some passengers on a train for nearly two hours.
As of 1 a.m., Purple and Yellow Line services were...
| Feb 9, 2014
Metra's board of directors is poised to select a new chairman Tuesday, filling the post that was vacated after the controversy that rocked the agency last summer and purged its leadership.
The new chairman could be the first one in Metra's 30-year...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Don Orseno, a 30-year Metra veteran and former locomotive engineer, was appointed Friday to run the nation's second-largest commuter rail agency, taking over as Metra struggles to overcome a patronage controversy and service-crippling weather.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:55 PM
A winter storm is expected to continue until daybreak Wednesday, marking the 33rd and 34th days we've seen measurable snow this winter.
"It's going to be spreading north into the area, moving into the South Side of Chicago mid-to-late this afternoon,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:37 AM
Gusting snow stopped and delayed Metra trains, canceled hundreds of flights at O'Hare and Midway airports and caused spinouts and tortuous commutes this morning.
Switching problems at Lake Street caused 20-minute delays on the Union Pacific North,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:16 PM
This winter already ranks as the 8th snowiest on record in Chicago and has a good chance of climbing the charts this weekend when another storm is expected to hit.
The latest snowfall from Tuesday evening through Wednesday totaled 7 inches at the city'...
| Feb 7, 2014
Wednesday dawned grim and gray in Chicago, with wind-whipped snow and thoughts of all the glamorous places we could be but weren't.
Perched at the top of the list: Sochi for the Winter Olympics.
Oh, how we envied our Chicago Tribune colleagues,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:05 PM
The Chicago area’s mass transit agencies are doing a poor job of serving the commuting needs of the region -- portions of which are “transit deserts” — while planning efforts are haphazard, a new report says.
| Jan 26, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Still stinging from weather-related problems nearly two weeks ago, Metra has issued an advisory to customers warning that delays are likely on Monday due to the intense cold that is forecast.
Trains will be operating at reduced speed, if necessary, to...