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  • 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...
  • Police charge man, 42, after SWAT team responds to East Chatham standoff

    Police charge man, 42, after SWAT team responds to East Chatham standoff
    A 42-year-old man has been charged after he fired shots in the street in front of his East Chatham home then fled inside the home, prompting police to blocks streets in the area and Metra trains to bypass a station, officials said. Antonio Howard, Jr.,...
  • Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, 1931-2014

    Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, 1931-2014
    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...
  • Metra engineers OK new contract

    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...
  • 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.,...
  • Memorial Day closings

    Memorial Day closings
    Monday is Memorial Day. The following services will be affected: Schools: Public schools in Chicago will be closed. Most suburban and parochial schools will be closed. Check local districts. Government offices: Closed. Postal Service: No mail...
  • Metra restores BNSF service after overnight derailment

    Trains on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line were running again this morning after a derailment near Aurora. Train 1324, which left Aurora at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday en route to Union Station, derailed soon after leaving Aurora, Metra spokesman...
  • Person struck and killed by Metra train near Arlington Park

    Person struck and killed by Metra train near Arlington Park
    A 34-year-old woman was struck and killed by an inbound Union Pacific Northwest train near Arlington Park this morning, officials said.. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. at Rohlwing Road near the Arlington Park station, said Metra spokesman Tom...
  • Major project to clog Kennedy Expressway on June weekends

    Major project to clog Kennedy Expressway on June weekends
    Chicago-area drivers are being urged to steer clear of the downtown stretch of the Kennedy Expressway during the last three weekends in June, officials said Thursday. That’s when bridge demolition on the Kennedy interchange at Ohio and Ontario...
  • Winchester Road rail crossing to close June 5

    Winchester Road rail crossing to close June 5
    The Winchester Road railroad crossing in Libertyville will close for nearly two weeks starting Thursday, officials have announced. The Metra crossing will shut down to traffic starting at 6 a.m. June 5, and is slated to reopen June 18 by 5 p.m. The...
  • Farmers markets: Northern Cook county

    Farmers markets: Northern Cook county
    Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets. WEDNESDAY French Market in Winnetka 4-8:30 p.m., June 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30, Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road at Gage Street. Northbrook 7 a.m.-1 p....