| May 22, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Responding to complaints about poor communication regarding delays and cancellations this winter, Metra today launched a new way for riders to choose when to receive email alerts about train service.
Customers who are signed up for alerts about service...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:29 AM
The Illinois Department of Transportation has confirmed that two left lanes on the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) were closed as of 10:20 p.m. Friday evening. Later tonight all outbound lanes will be closed from Grand to Ogden avenues until 5 a.m. Monday,...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today dismissed a state task force report that called for one mega mass transit agency combining the CTA, Metra and PACE as written by "propeller heads."
The characterization came today when the mayor was asked if the single transit...
| May 19, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Two pedestrians were taken to the hospital after possibly being hit by a Metra train in Maywood this afternoon, officials said.
A person was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood following the incident near 1st Avenue and Main Street...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:47 PM
There are probably a million better ways to pass time than to be driving on the Kennedy Expressway anywhere near downtown Chicago from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, when the inbound Kennedy (I-90/94) will be constricted to make room for the...
| Jun 12, 2014
Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, founder and director of the Medical Program for Performing Artists in Chicago, was the physician actors, singers and musicians turned to when stricken with an injury or illness that threatened their craft.
When actor Steve...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Orland Park is struggling to find a vendor willing to sell coffee and pastries at its two train stations weekday mornings.
Though the village received two responses to a request for proposals that closed last week, one prospective vendor failed to...
| May 21, 2014
A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommends the parking lots south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the "Star Wars" creator choose Chicago over San Francisco for his...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:45 AM
A severely deteriorated stretch of Interstate Highway 55 in DuPage and Cook counties would be resurfaced, along with a portion of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and Skokie Highway in Lake County under a six-year state highway improvement plan announced...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Residents and commuters driving through downtown Northbrook soon may be delayed by a closure on Shermer Road at Metra tracks getting scheduled resurfacing updates.
The closure near Metra's Northbrook station is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 11,...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Members of the locomotive engineers union at Metra have approved a new contract that gives them a cumulative wage increase totaling 21.2 percent over seven years, union officials said Wednesday.
The agreement, which runs through 2019, provides for...