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  • Editorial: Here's how Michael Madigan browbeats Illinois

    Editorial: Here's how Michael Madigan browbeats Illinois
    We keep wondering when Democrats in the Illinois House — forlorn little mushrooms on whom Speaker Michael Madigan regularly dumps his putrid embarrassments — will decide they've had enough of self-serving-antics-by-Mike. Maybe never. Maybe...
  • Getting Around: CDOT upgrades to straighten out kinks in bike route

    Getting Around: CDOT upgrades to straighten out kinks in bike route
    Dear Getting Around: You've got mail. Q: What's up with the new bike lanes on Harrison Street, where the lanes bend around State Street (because the east and west approaches to the intersection don't line up with each other)? I see that the city...
  • Fare hike for Metra riders next year?

    Fare hike for Metra riders next year?
    Metra's board will soon grapple with whether customers will face a fare increase in 2015 – three years after the biggest hike in the agency's history, the commuter rail chairman said today. Although officials say a fare increase hasn't been...
  • Madigan's Metra influence detailed in report

      Madigan's Metra influence detailed in report
    A secret report put together by the legislature's watchdog in the wake of last summer's Metra scandal offers new insight into how Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan navigates the intersection of public business and ward-style patronage through his...
  • Dist. 58 group plans Oktoberfest fundraiser

    Dist. 58 group plans Oktoberfest fundraiser
    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...
  • New bike lanes in the Loop?

    New bike lanes in the Loop?
    The city's plans to bring bus rapid transit to the Loop also could ease east-west commutes for cyclists. At the recent quarterly meeting of the mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council, Chicago Department of Transportation officials said plans for the project,...
  • Rock Island Metra schedule changing

    Rock Island Metra schedule changing
    Officials with Metra and Tinley Park announced this week that The Rock Island train line, which runs between Chicago and Joliet, will be changing starting Sunday. Some train departure times will be earlier than expected, "so so riders are urged to...
  • Major project to clog Kennedy Expressway on June weekends

    Major project to clog Kennedy Expressway on June weekends
    Chicago-area drivers are being urged to steer clear of the downtown stretch of the Kennedy Expressway during the last three weekends in June, officials said Thursday. That’s when bridge demolition on the Kennedy interchange at Ohio and Ontario...
  • Winchester Road rail crossing to close June 5

    Winchester Road rail crossing to close June 5
    The Winchester Road railroad crossing in Libertyville will close for nearly two weeks starting Thursday, officials have announced. The Metra crossing will shut down to traffic starting at 6 a.m. June 5, and is slated to reopen June 18 by 5 p.m. The...
  • Stories of sexual harassment on the CTA

    Stories of sexual harassment on the CTA
    EXTRA: This story from June 27 has been updated to include responses from readers on social media following our story published on July 29 -- as a result of these shared stories. Click to skip to these additions.   Following a report of a man...
  • Touhy Avenue viaduct repairs on schedule

    Touhy Avenue viaduct repairs on schedule
    Repairs to the Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct are on schedule for mid- to late summer, Park Ridge officials said recently. Wayne Zingsheim, the city's public works director, said he had not received reports of debris falling onto the roadway since...