| Feb 17, 2015
| 1:36 PM
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...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 11:24 AM
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...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 12:03 PM
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...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 3:03 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:12 PM
Despite January's cold and snow, Metra says it barely missed its goal for on-time performance. But that number obscures a dismal effort on its busiest line, the BNSF.
That line, which is operated for Metra on contract by the BNSF Railway Co., was on...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 2:14 PM
An Elmwood Park resident who's clashed with local officials in the past is advocating on behalf of dog lovers in the village.
During public comment at the Feb. 2 Elmwood Park Village Board meeting, Pasquale Martorana talked about the need for a dog...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 8:15 AM
Commuters shuffled through the Ogilvie Transportation Center on Monday morning, bundled against the snow and cold and many of them running late because of delays and cancellations on Metra lines.
Lynette Russell arrived at Ogilvie after traveling from...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:34 PM
When Marlene Tillis bought her February Metra pass recently, she was surprised to find out how much the cost had jumped: an increase of $14.50 to $92.75 for a month's worth of rides.
That amounts to an 18.5 percent increase — more than the average...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 5:22 PM
A Metra train on the Milwaukee District North Line struck a car and tore off its rear bumper Sunday night in Round Lake Park, and police say the motorist and another man got out of the vehicle, picked up the bumper, put it in the car and drove off....
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:14 AM
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,...
| 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...