| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:06 PM
When a bicycle thief struck Winnetka's Elm Street Metra station last May, officials said his crime was captured by the village's video security cameras, leading to a quick arrest by the police department.
Now, with the village council's recent...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Some Winnetka officials say they're frustrated the town has lost its last ticket agent at the Hubbard Woods Metra station.
The decision was made because the Hubbard Woods station had the lowest volume of ticket sales at Metra's 75 staffed depots, with...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:24 AM
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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:43 PM
Larry Green, the public safety director for Metra, had some advice for anyone whose car is stuck on railroad tracks when a train is approaching, and it went beyond the obvious "get out of the car."
But Green, speaking Thursday morning to about 150...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Long-awaited repairs to the 73-year-old Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct will begin soon and should be complete by year's end, Park Ridge officials said at Wednesday's city council meeting.
The Illinois Department of Transportation finally approved plans to...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:21 PM
Evanston police are beefing up patrols along the CTA Purple Line and Metra stops in the wake of a robbery near the Main Purple Line stop and in anticipation of an Evanston newsstand selling Charlie Hebdo newspapers.
Evanston police commander Joseph...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 5:52 PM
Chicago's three transit agencies have fallen $3 billion further behind previous years in investing in new equipment and maintaining existing trains, buses and infrastructure, a new report by the Regional Transportation Authority said Thursday.
| Dec 23, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Minutes before a Metra train struck a car in Western Springs on Monday afternoon, residents Ed Suarez and Monica DeNaut pulled an 80-year-old woman from it.
Suarez said he watched as the woman turned onto the tracks in her Buick sedan. He could see...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Around the time summer turned to fall, Kirk Dillard, your chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), told a Waukegan Chamber of Commerce breakfast crowd that "we have a tremendous backlog of what I call keeping our system in a state of...
| Nov 27, 2014
A Chicago man faces reckless conduct charges after police said he hitched a ride to the suburbs on the back of a Metra train, authorities said.
A Morton Grove police officer was responding to a call earlier this month when he noticed someone on the back...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 8:09 PM
A 17-year-old girl was critically injured after being struck by a Metra train near Hinsdale Saturday evening, officials said.
Just after 7 p.m., Hinsdale’s police and fire officials responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck by a train on...