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  • Metra train strikes pedestrian on Rock Island line

    Metra train strikes pedestrian on Rock Island line
    A pedestrian was struck by a Metra train and critically injured on the South Side this afternoon. The pedestrian was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after being struck about 4:10 p.m. near the intersection of West 90th Street and...
  • Metra engineers OK new contract

    Members of the locomotive engineers union at Metra have approved a new contract that gives them a cumulative wage increase totaling 21.2 percent over seven years, union officials said Wednesday. The agreement, which runs through 2019, provides for...
  • Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides

    Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides
    The nation’s top railroad official has ordered an investigation of Metra after three incidents over a 10-day span — two in which engineers allegedly were speeding and a third involving a train that reportedly blew through a red stop signal....
  • Farmers markets: Northern Cook county

    Farmers markets: Northern Cook county
    Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets. WEDNESDAY French Market in Winnetka 4-8:30 p.m., June 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30, Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road at Gage Street. Northbrook 7 a.m.-1 p....
  • Police charge man, 42, after SWAT team responds to East Chatham standoff

    Police charge man, 42, after SWAT team responds to East Chatham standoff
    A 42-year-old man has been charged after he fired shots in the street in front of his East Chatham home then fled inside the home, prompting police to blocks streets in the area and Metra trains to bypass a station, officials said. Antonio Howard, Jr.,...
  • Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle

     Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle
    Too bad you can't get there from here. Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs. Well, OK, you can...
  • Free transit rides come with a price as numbers soar

    Free transit rides come with a price as numbers soar
    First it was Rod Blagojevich who sent free rides soaring on the Chicago area's transit system, and now the lingering effects of the Great Recession are keeping the numbers high, experts say. The former governor's gift of free rides to all Illinois...
  • Orland Park panel OKs new vendor for train stations

    Orland Park panel OKs new vendor for train stations
    Orland Park commuters are a step closer to getting a new train station concession vendor. The village's Finance and Information Technology Committee recommended the board award the contract for concession services at the 143rd Street and 153rd Street...
  • Metra missing the train on Wi-Fi access

    Metra missing the train on Wi-Fi access
    As Metra searches for a way to offer wireless Internet access for its increasingly tech-savvy riders, a new study concludes the amenity could help soothe customers irritated by late trains and boost ridership. Laptops, tablets and other devices that...
  • July 4 events in south suburbs

    July 4 events in south suburbs
    Fireworks, parades, picnics, concerts and more will mark the country's 238th year of independence. Here are some of the festivities in the southwest suburbs. Events will be Friday, July 4, unless noted otherwise. Tinley Park The Stars and...
  • Orland Park still searching for Metra station vendor

     Orland Park still searching for Metra station vendor
    Orland Park is struggling to find a vendor willing to sell coffee and pastries at its two train stations weekday mornings. Though the village received two responses to a request for proposals that closed last week, one prospective vendor failed to...