| Mar 19, 2015
| 2:16 PM
The village of Oswego has locked in a purchase of a 15-acre parcel for a future Metra commuter parking lot at the northwest corner of Orchard Road and Mill Street.
Village trustees approved a planned unit development agreement for 98.3 acres of land...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 12:07 PM
More than three months after Libertyville veteran Daniel Nerstrom went missing, police say they found his body by the Metra tracks on March 13.
Police responded to a report that a body was lying along the tracks east of the downtown Libertyville station...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 10:29 AM
Public transportation workers will be lauded Wednesday for their efforts during Transit Employee Appreciation Day.
Riders on the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace are encouraged to say thank you to the people who keep the lines running every day....
| Mar 16, 2015
| 3:27 PM
Bicycle riders with mechanicals might find the tool they're looking for at a do-it-yourself repair station at the Elmhurst Metra station.
The station includes a bike holding rack, a hand-operated pump and an assortment of high-quality hand tools, all...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 2:13 PM
A Metra locomotive derailed on the Northwest Side and was expected to clog train traffic north and northwest from Chicago during the evening commute, officials said.
No injuries were reported in the derailment, which involved a single locomotive,...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 9:55 AM
All I could hear in my head as I read the article “Riders ‘hate it’: Metra’s least-reliable train on its worst-performing line” (News, March 10) was crying babies.
As a former Metra rider, I commend the hard work those...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 1:15 PM
Evanston city officials are recommending eight sites for Divvy Bike stations spread throughout the city in the first phase of the bike sharing program.
A staff report delivered to the City Council on March 9 includes recommendations for stations at...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 4:38 PM
Federal railroad officials and Metra are investigating the cause of Monday's derailment just before rush hour that caused the cancellation of 16 trains and delayed thousands of commuter rail passengers.
Crews worked Tuesday to repair tracks, but Metra...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 8:28 PM
A person was struck by a Metra train in suburban Arlington Heights on Sunday night, officials said.
The pedestrian was struck about 9:45 p.m. near the Arlington Heights station on the Union Pacific Northwest Line, said Metra spokesman Michael Gillis....
| Feb 27, 2015
| 1:33 PM
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| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Amtrak will spend $12 million this year for renovation work at Chicago's Union Station, including a redesign of the facility's often-crowded concourse areas, officials will announce Thursday.
The station also will undergo safety improvements, better...