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  • Will 'carmageddon' grip Kennedy? Near-shutdown starts tonight

    Will 'carmageddon' grip Kennedy? Near-shutdown starts tonight
    This weekend’s near-shutdown along the inbound Kennedy Expressway begins Friday night, when drivers, downtown business owners and summer event organizers will start to see whether a feared “carmageddon’’ takes hold. At 10 p.m.,...
  • Part of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville to close

    Milwaukee Avenue in downtown Libertyville will be closed from May 2 to 7 for emergency repairs to the railroad crossing, officials recently said. Metra announced it would be shutting down the crossing to both vehicles and pedestrians from 9 a.m. on May 2...
  • Geneva debates free parking for handicapped commuters

    Geneva debates free parking for handicapped commuters
    Should handicapped commuters be allowed to park for free at the Geneva Metra commuter parking lot? The Geneva City Council began debate on the topic Monday night at its committee of the whole meeting after learning that while city code doesn't allow for...
  • 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...
  • Downers Grove Metra construction delayed

     Downers Grove Metra construction delayed
    A massive project to replace Metra train platforms in Downers Grove has been delayed, officials said. A message on the Downers Grove website states that crews have had to halt the demolition of the west platforms at the Main Street station because of...
  • 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...
  • 1 weekend down, 1 to go on Kennedy

    1 weekend down, 1 to go on Kennedy
    It took a community to raze a bridge over the Kennedy Expressway this past weekend without the sky falling. And state transportation officials said it required a bridge demolition crew that shifted into overdrive to not only lop off one weekend from a...
  • Metra needs to modernize its payment system

    In the story about the Kennedy work this past weekend, it was reported that Metra conductors did not check for tickets because of the crowded cars, nor apparently did they collect fares. It is difficult to comprehend that Metra does not have an...
  • Farmers markets: McHenry county

    Farmers markets: McHenry county
    Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets. TUESDAY Woodstock 8 a.m.-1 p.m., now through Oct. 28, at Town Square, 101 N. Johnson St. SATURDAY Cary 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 1-Sept. 28, at Metra commuter lot,...
  • CTA: Train door problems on the decline

    CTA: Train door problems on the decline
    You know how the saying goes. When one door closes wrong ... there could be significant delays on a CTA train. Brown Line and Blue Line riders recently have experienced door problems during morning rush hour that have led to delays. The Blue Line...
  • Questions over electrocution of boy, 13, in Metra yard, teen charged with trespassing

    Questions over electrocution of boy, 13, in Metra yard, teen charged with trespassing
    Metra officials are investigating how a 13-year-old Chicago boy was electrocuted while climbing on top of a Metra Electric train in a south suburban rail yard. A 17-year-old boy was charged as a juvenile with misdemeanor trespassing, Metra officials...