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  • Metra to offer extra service for Mag Mile lights festival

     Metra to offer extra service for Mag Mile lights festival
    Metra will offer extra trains and more seating capacity on most of its lines Saturday to accommodate people who travel into Chicago for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. The festival, which will feature live music and a tree lighting parade, draws...
  • Park Ridge officials mull Metra station house lease

    Park Ridge officials mull Metra station house lease
    Park Ridge's downtown Metra station house will stay open even if they city does not renew its lease with the Union Pacific Railroad, railroad officials say. "It's a 'possibility' they would close the depot if we don't sign," City Manager Shawn...
  • North and northwest suburban event calendar, Oct. 9-15

    North and northwest suburban event calendar, Oct. 9-15
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Oct. 9 Dann & Raymond's Movie Night: Daily Herald film editor...
  • North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 18-24

    North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 18-24
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Sept. 18 Antioch Farmers Market: Shop for fresh veggies,...
  • Trains halted on UP North Line after woman fatally struck

    Trains halted on UP North Line after woman fatally struck
    A woman was struck and killed by a Metra train as she rushed across a track crossing at the Highwood station Tuesday morning, officials said. Witnesses told emergency crews that the woman appeared to have been trying to "beat the express train" when...
  • Downers Grove Metra platforms reopen, some work delayed

     Downers Grove Metra platforms reopen, some work delayed
    Platforms at Downers Grove's downtown commuter train station reopen Wednesday morning but a large chunk of the project will sit unfinished into next year. Metra officials said construction on the western ends of the Main Street station platforms is...
  • North and Northwest suburban event calendar, Oct. 3-9

    North and Northwest suburban event calendar, Oct. 3-9
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit triblocal.com/events. Friday, Oct. 3 "The Commons of Pensacola": When a woman has to move to...
  • North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 11-17

    North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 11-17
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Sept. 11 Antioch Farmers Market: Shop for fresh veggies,...
  • Chicago man charged in 'extremely dangerous' ride on Metra

    Chicago man charged in 'extremely dangerous' ride on Metra
    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...
  • Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra

    Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra
    Accustomed to train delays, Metra riders shouldn't be shocked to learn that a long-promised test of "paperless" ticketing has been pushed back again. A pilot program to introduce mobile ticketing using smartphones isn't likely to be rolled out until...
  • 'Flyover' aimed at cutting rail congestion

     'Flyover' aimed at cutting rail congestion
    Federal, state and local officials Thursday marked the opening of the $142 million Englewood Flyover, a railroad bridge intended to eliminate a major bottleneck in the nation's biggest, busiest and most congested railroad hub. The bridge will relieve...