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  • Company creates Belmont shuttle service

    Company creates Belmont shuttle service
    Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow ... Black Line? A private company has created Blackline, a shuttle service from Belmont Avenue and Sheridan Road to Monroe and Franklin streets that is scheduled to begin regular service May 19....
  • Farmers markets: Western Cook and DuPage county

    Farmers markets: Western Cook and DuPage county
    Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets. MONDAY Hinsdale 7 a.m.-1 p.m., June 2-Oct. 13, at Burlington Park, 30 E. Chicago Ave.   WEDNESDAY Darien *NEW THIS YEAR* 3-7 p.m., June 11-Oct. 8, at Community...
  • New Metra police chief ready for his 'mission'

    New Metra police chief ready for his 'mission'
    Metra's new chief of police says he will bring over 14 years of command experience at the Illinois State Police to the task of reforming an embattled department criticized for poor performance. The appointment of Joseph Perez was announced Monday,...
  • CTA survey: How satisfied are you?

    CTA survey: How satisfied are you?
    How satisfied are CTA riders with their commute? The CTA is trying to answer that question by surveying nearly 84,000 riders this spring. Last week, the CTA started emailing a 44-question survey about ridership habits and service amenities to about 80,...
  • Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum

    Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum
    A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended the parking lots to the 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...
  • Highland Park linked to the Reformation movement

    Highland Park linked to the Reformation movement
    Roger Williams, the English Protestant theologian who founded Rhode Island, is depicted in the Wall of Reformation carved in the fortifications of Geneva, Switzerland's 16th century city walls. Unveiled in 1909, the monument celebrated the 400th...
  • Two locomotives break down within hour on Metra line

    Two locomotives break down within hour on Metra line
    Metra has apologized to customers for two locomotive breakdowns that caused hundreds of passengers on the UP Northwest line to be stuck on board trains for up to three hours. The disruption Monday night stemmed from two separate mechanical issues, one...
  • 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...
  • Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015

    Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015
    Long-sought plans to restore passenger rail service next year between Chicago and Rockford got a boost Thursday with the announcement of a new route. Service between the two cities stopped in 1981. The new Amtrak service will begin in late 2015 with...
  • 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...
  • Injured man found near Metra tracks identified

    Injured man found near Metra tracks identified
    A man in his late 40s was found with a serious head injury near Metra's Union Pacific North Line tracks in Glencoe this morning. David DiPaolo, 49, of Winnetka, was spotted by a Metra worker just after 6 a.m. and was taken to Evanston Hospital,...