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  • Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix

    Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix
    Engineers from Union Pacific were in Park Ridge this week inspecting for the second time a railroad viaduct called a "public safety hazard" by city officials after a chunk of concrete fell from the viaduct and reportedly cracked a resident's windshield...
  • Buffalo Grove guide helps bicyclists get to Metra stations

    Buffalo Grove guide helps bicyclists get to Metra stations
    The village of Buffalo Grove has produced a guide to help bicyclists find the main routes to Metra stations. The League of Illinois Bicyclists initiated the Bike to Metra guide, which highlights preferred bike routes and rates the roads in terms of...
  • Injured man found near Metra tracks identified

    Injured man found near Metra tracks identified
    A man in his late 40s was found with a serious head injury near Metra's Union Pacific North Line tracks in Glencoe this morning. David DiPaolo, 49, of Winnetka, was spotted by a Metra worker just after 6 a.m. and was taken to Evanston Hospital,...
  • Ambitious changes outlined for Green Bay Road in Kenilworth

     Ambitious changes outlined for Green Bay Road in Kenilworth
    Significant changes could be coming to Kenilworth's Green Bay Road corridor as outlined in a new plan unveiled this week to the village board. The revised proposal, called "Green Bay Road Conceptual Transportation and Streetscape Plan," also includes...
  • Arlington Heights to update planning strategy

    Arlington Heights to update planning strategy
    As a number of recent high-profile developments and decisions show a trend toward a more urban lifestyle in Arlington Heights, officials there will take on a year-long process to update the village's community planning strategy. A new component of the...
  • Vehicle hit by train in Des Plaines

    Vehicle hit by train in Des Plaines
    A vehicle was struck by a Metra train in Des Plaines this afternoon, authorities said. The train, which was headed for Des Plaines from downtown Chicago, hit a vehicle at River Road in Des Plaines about 4 p.m., as it was arriving at its destination,...
  • Police in south suburbs issue alert after 7 women attacked

    Police in south suburbs issue alert after 7 women attacked
    Police have issued an alert after seven women were attacked since March in the south suburbs of Park Forest, Matteson and Richton Park. The alert says authorities are not sure all the attacks are connected but that police in all three towns are working...
  • Local Voices West: Feb. 20 edition

    Local Voices West: Feb. 20 edition
    Letters to the editor from Bartlett, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Lyons and Elmhurst. College tuition With college tuition numbers reaching stratospheric heights for young adults, a question for these institutions of higher learning needs to be...
  • Metra riders lodge complaints about delays

    Metra riders lodge complaints about delays
    Metra riders lodged complaints about train delays, overcrowding and communication missteps during a forum in Naperville Monday night. Roughly 40 people gathered to air their grievances at the hourlong event. Metra Executive Director Don Orseno told...
  • Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015

    Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015
    Long-sought plans to restore passenger rail service next year between Chicago and Rockford got a boost Thursday with the announcement of a new route. Service between the two cities stopped in 1981. The new Amtrak service will begin in late 2015 with...
  • Metra to replace Downers Grove train platforms

     Metra to replace Downers Grove train platforms
    Construction is set to begin on a months-long project at Downers Grove's busiest train station. Both platforms at the Main Street station will be replaced with concrete throughout the spring and summer. Metra and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway are...