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  • Plan Commission addresses Glencoe transportation needs

    Plan Commission addresses Glencoe transportation needs
    Like many communities, downtown Glencoe is easily accessible via public transportation. But enhancements are always possible and making those changes is a goal of the Plan Commission in its search to find ways to invigorate Glencoe's downtown. Members...
  • Highland Park, Deerfield mostly escape snow unscathed

    Highland Park, Deerfield mostly escape snow unscathed
    Despite getting more than 19 inches of snowfall over the weekend, Highland Park and Deerfield experienced few problems, officials said, other than police having to help some drivers who slid off the road. Schools were closed Monday in Highland Park,...
  • Chicago to see brief reprieve from cold heading into weekend

    Chicago to see brief reprieve from cold heading into weekend
    The mercury still reads below zero early Friday morning, but the frigid cold will not again reach record lows like Chicago saw Thursday. Temperatures were as low as 5 degrees below zero in the Chicago area Friday, according to the National Weather...
  • CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts

    CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts
    The CTA, Metra and Pace would lose almost $130 million in state funding under the 2016 budget plan that Gov. Bruce Rauner presented Wednesday, potentially threatening transit services provided to disabled riders and opening the door to deep service cuts...
  • Aurora dog lover not derailed by Metra's hesitancy on new pet policy

    Aurora dog lover not derailed by Metra's hesitancy on new pet policy
    To dog lover Rena Church, the numbers don't add up. The Aurora woman has gathered 4,500 signatures on a petition requesting a new policy to allow small pets on trains. The Metra board, on the other hand, got a measly 30-40 emails from folks aghast...
  • Mayor wants Metra station in Montgomery

    Mayor wants Metra station in Montgomery
    Mayor Matt Brolley wants a Metra commuter train station in Montgomery. Brolley told the audience at his State of the Village address Tuesday that a commuter station is a crucial asset to the future development of the downtown area. Michael Gillis, a...
  • Additional Amtrak trains planned for Glenview

    Rail transportation plans could add seven to 10 daily Amtrak Hiawatha trains coming through Glenview. Adding the train runs would impact the downtown Metra tracks east of Harlem Avenue and the Union Pacific line that crosses Lake Avenue and Shermer and...
  • Metra fare hike may add up to more CTA riders

    Metra fare hike may add up to more CTA riders
    The difference is 25 cents but Joseph Lifsics is ready for change. After more than two years as a regular Metra rider, Lifsics said he soon will switch to the CTA after the Metra hiked his monthly pass from $85.50 to $99.75 as part of systemwide fare...
  • Metra: Pets on trains experiment won't happen -- at least not yet

    Metra: Pets on trains experiment won't happen -- at least not yet
    Small pets won't be riding along with their owners on Metra trains for now, even on a trial basis. Metra's board held off on considering the issue Friday until the matter could be studied further, according to Chairman Martin Oberman. The board was...
  • Metra riders sound off on rate hike

    Metra riders sound off on rate hike
    Metra riders may experience some sticker shock this week as they purchase monthly passes for February, the first month reflecting the commuter rail service's rate increases. "The biggest problem is if it can't be on time, how can they increase fares?"...
  • CTA rider develops app for wheelchair users

    CTA rider develops app for wheelchair users
    Mohammad Ouyoun, 21, was trying to get to Union Station to take a Metra train home to Northbrook last year when he came across a problem. Ouyoun said he was at the Merchandise Mart Brown Line stop in River North and asked the CTA customer service...