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  • Kennedy construction begins

    Kennedy construction begins
    "Carmageddon" has begun. As 11 p.m. approached (on Friday the 13th, no less), steady traffic still flowed along the Kennedy Expressway even as workers prepared to close a downtown section of the road to begin a massive bridge replacement project. As...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CTA survey: How satisfied are you?

    CTA survey: How satisfied are you?
    How satisfied are CTA riders with their commute? The CTA is trying to answer that question by surveying nearly 84,000 riders this spring. Last week, the CTA started emailing a 44-question survey about ridership habits and service amenities to about 80,...
  • Farmers markets: Western Cook and DuPage county

    Farmers markets: Western Cook and DuPage county
    Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets. MONDAY Hinsdale 7 a.m.-1 p.m., June 2-Oct. 13, at Burlington Park, 30 E. Chicago Ave.   WEDNESDAY Darien *NEW THIS YEAR* 3-7 p.m., June 11-Oct. 8, at Community...
  • After rough winter, Metra announces upgrades to email alerts

    After rough winter, Metra announces upgrades to email alerts
    Responding to complaints about poor communication regarding delays and cancellations this winter, Metra today launched a new way for riders to choose when to receive email alerts about train service. Customers who are signed up for alerts about service...
  • Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, 1931-2014

    Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, 1931-2014
    Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, founder and director of the Medical Program for Performing Artists in Chicago, was the physician actors, singers and musicians turned to when stricken with an injury or illness that threatened their craft. When actor Steve...
  • Person struck and killed by Metra train near Arlington Park

    Person struck and killed by Metra train near Arlington Park
    A 34-year-old woman was struck and killed by an inbound Union Pacific Northwest train near Arlington Park this morning, officials said.. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. at Rohlwing Road near the Arlington Park station, said Metra spokesman Tom...
  • 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...
  • Commuting app RideScout has former transportation commissioner as adviser

    Commuting app RideScout has former transportation commissioner as adviser
    Gabe Klein, who quit his job as Chicago transportation commissioner last November and moved back to Washington, is about to become a proud papa. On two fronts, actually. Klein's wife, Stephanie Plummer Klein, is nine months pregnant, he told your...
  • Metra removes 2 engineers from duty as it probes 'scary' Rock Island rides

    Metra removes 2 engineers from duty as it probes 'scary' Rock Island rides
    Metra has removed two engineers from duty after two recent incidents on the Rock Island Line in which passengers reported being alarmed when their trains suddenly tilted precariously, the commuter rail agency said Tuesday. One passenger told the Tribune...