| Aug 26, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Tinley Park officials have awarded a $100,000 contract to a Chicago architecture and planning firm to produce a blueprint for development of the former Mental Health Center in town.
Trustee Greg Hannon underscored the importance of the property,...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Farmers markets in the city and suburbs are evolving into community markets reflecting the neighborhoods they represent and featuring not only fresh fruits and vegetables but artisan prepared foods and arts and crafts.
"We realized the markets were...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:23 PM
At least once a month, Patrick Carlson takes the Blue Line to the Loop and hops on a CTA bus to Museum Campus, home to the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum.
Sometimes he rides his bike from his Logan Square home to the Lakefront...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Metra service was delayed Monday evening after a train fatally struck a pedestrian near Morton Grove, the transit agency said.
The outbound Milwaukee District North Line train 2127 left Union Station at 4:15 p.m. and was slated to stop in Deerfield at...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Even as children growing up in their Lawndale neighborhood, Berry and Margaret Huddleston were inseparable siblings, their family members and close friends said.
Although she was younger, whenever Margaret Huddleston ventured out from the West Side home...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Late Thursday afternoon, Kenneth Reed was in his backyard when he heard something strange up on the railroad tracks.
"A sound I never heard in all the 45 years I been on this block," he said Friday, standing next to the train embankment on South Homan...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:16 PM
A woman who was taking photos this morning while standing on the tracks near 27th Street on the Near South Side was struck by a train on the Metra Electric line, said officials.
The incident happened about 8:30 a.m. near 27th Street in the Prairie...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:52 PM
A Tinley Park industrial property visible to rail commuters is getting a major makeover, thanks to an improved economy and the tenant's decision to expand its manufacturing operation there.
For starters, the four storage containers used for construction...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 6:23 AM
A new study by an international economic organization paints an uncomplimentary portrait of the Chicago area's transportation system, saying it suffers from too many transit agencies and fragmented local governments.
"The current state of transit...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:21 AM
Service on the Heritage Corridor line was halted this morning after a pedestrian was struck at the Joliet station, according to Metra.
The person was struck shortly after 7 a.m., according to a Metra spokesman. The No. 918 train headed toward Chicago...