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  • Metra engine derails, causing delays

    Metra engine derails, causing delays
    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,...
  • Commuting downtown in winter is physically, financially exhausting

    Commuting downtown in winter is physically, financially exhausting
    You see the dangdest things as an occasional rider of the commuter rails. For example, the archaeological dig going on in the parking lot of a Lake County Metra station during this extended cold-weather season. To explain: A man had parked his vehicle...
  • Mexican restaurant coming to Hinsdale train station

    Mexican restaurant coming to Hinsdale train station
    A new Mexican restaurant is coming to Hinsdale in the downtown Metra station. The Hinsdale Village Board gave tentative approval March 3 for the owners of Casa Margarita to open their fifth restaurant in the Hinsdale station, at 25 Hinsdale Ave. The...
  • Man killed by Metra train on the Far South Side

    Man killed by Metra train on the Far South Side
    A man died Monday afternoon after being struck by a Metra Electric Line train on the Far South Side, officials said. The accident happened at 95th Street and the Metra Electric Line tracks in the Rosemoor neighborhood on the Far South Side, said Metra...
  • Scores demand that Elgin-Huntley-Rockford Amtrak plan be put back on the rails

    The planned train even has a name — the Black Hawk. But will the long-debated Amtrak service from Chicago through Elgin, Huntley and Belvidere into Rockford and eventually Dubuque ever become reality? When new Gov. Bruce Rauner presented his cost-...
  • Man hit by train in Elmwood Park

    Man hit by train in Elmwood Park
    A man was hit by a passing Metra train as he tried to cross the railroad tracks Wednesday night in Elmwood Park, authorities say. The man, who from Indianapolis and in his early 50s, was walking north on Harlem Avenue when he tried to cross the tracks...
  • The best and worst of Metra's on-time performance

    The best and worst of Metra's on-time performance
    Commuters who took Metra's Electric District Line trains to and from the south suburbs averaged only about one late train a month in 2014, while BNSF Line riders in the west suburbs experienced more than one late train a week. The lines were Metra's...
  • 19-year-old woman killed after Metra train strikes vehicle in Woodstock

    19-year-old woman killed after Metra train strikes vehicle in Woodstock
    A 19-year-old woman was identified Thursday as the person who was killed after an inbound Union Pacific Northwest Line train struck a vehicle in Woodstock on Wednesday evening. Amanda L. Williams, of Woodstock, died after her vehicle was struck at a...
  • New Lenox may pursue rail quiet zones

    New Lenox may pursue rail quiet zones
    New Lenox is exploring creating quiet zones along two Metra commuter lines and hopes to get other towns local governments to help pay for the crossing changes because some of the crossings are outside the village. At the village board meeting this week,...
  • Metra trains running late after Geneva gas leak

    Metra trains running late after Geneva gas leak
    Union Pacific West Line trains are running up to an hour late following a gas leak near Geneva. Due to a gas leak, inbound and outbound trains may be operating 35 to 60 minutes behind schedule, according to a service advisory posted on Metra's website....
  • Winnetka church offers commuters 'Ashes to Go'

    Winnetka church offers commuters 'Ashes to Go'
    Braving the cold Ash Wednesday morning, pastors from the Winnetka Presbyterian Church brought church services directly to its community members on Feb. 18. Beginning at 6:15 a.m., the Rev. David Lower and Associate Pastor Adam Walker Cleaveland began...