| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Sen. Dick Durbin today is calling on Metra to clarify its position on implementing a safety system that experts say would have prevented two serious Metra derailments in 2003 and 2005 and possibly the fatal crash Sunday on a commuter rail line in New York...
| Dec 8, 2013
Rena Church, the public art director for the city of Aurora, is a nice, pleasant person. And she has a cute, tiny dog, a Chihuahua mix named Rula.
Their dream? To do what is now forbidden: ride together on Metra.
Rena can almost envision the...
| Dec 2, 2013
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A couple stole $460 from the rear pocket of a Chicago man they approached from the rear on the 0-100 block of Madison Street at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 26.
•Two men wearing dark face...
| Oct 23, 2013
It's last call for a fall bike ride. Want to belly up to the bar?
If the weather takes a warmer turn and you're in the market for a final ride before putting your bike away for the winter, consider these options — a city mouse/country mouse pair...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:42 PM
The embattled Metra board will lose yet another member after a severance scandal that engulfed the commuter rail agency this past summer, officials said Wednesday.
Board member William Widmer will leave the agency as soon as Cook County commissioners...
| Sep 19, 2013
A letter to the editor from Highland Park.
Reform mass transit
Given the recent scandals surrounding Metra, I believe it is time to rethink how mass transit is organized in Illinois. This can be done through eliminating several of the existing boards,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Trains were delayed on Metra's Burlington Northern line this morning because of switching problems near west suburban Downers Grove.
Inbound and outbound trains were forced to stop so crew members could manually operate switches near Fairview Avenue,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:27 PM
The estate of a Metra employee struck and killed by a train earlier this summer is now suing the commuter rail agency.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges that negligence by Metra caused the July 5 death of track laborer Luis...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Metra's board of directors got its first-ever Hispanic member along with a new member from DuPage County when it convened today.
Former federal Judge Manuel Barbosa of Elgin took his place on the commuter rail agency's board, representing Kane County,...
| Sep 16, 2013
Almost every day somebody climbs or falls onto the CTA tracks, which has led to seven deaths so far in 2013 and more than 50 fatalities in recent years, according to an analysis the transit agency is set to release Monday as part of a redoubled rail-...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:06 PM
For the second year in a row, a long-standing city-suburban split among members of the Regional Transportation Authority board has put the agency in apparent violation of state law.
The RTA was obligated by statute to meet a Sept. 15 deadline to issue...