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  • Metra, freight railroads push project to untangle rail corridor

    Metra, freight railroads push project to untangle rail corridor
    Metra and freight railroad industry representatives on Friday called for a $1 billion project intended to untangle a snarl of railroad tracks that causes major problems for Chicago commuters and commerce. The project, known as the 75th Street Corridor...
  • Winnetka loses ticket agent at Hubbard Woods Metra station

    Winnetka loses ticket agent at Hubbard Woods Metra station
    Some Winnetka officials say they're frustrated the town has lost its last ticket agent at the Hubbard Woods Metra station. The decision was made because the Hubbard Woods station had the lowest volume of ticket sales at Metra's 75 staffed depots, with...
  • 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...
  • Reports show new details in Geneva murder case

    Reports show new details in Geneva murder case
    The Chicago Tribune Media Group's Aurora Beacon-News reports: A Geneva man accused of murdering his wife will be in court next week and a trial will most likely begin Dec. 8. Shadwick King, 47, has been indicted on two counts of murder in the July death...
  • 1st responders take peek inside tank car in training exercise

    1st responders take peek inside tank car in training exercise
    About 60 first responders from a score of Chicago suburbs got an inside look, literally, at the type of railroad car used to haul thousands of gallons of crude oil, ethanol and other potentially hazardous materials through their communities each day....
  • New Touhy viaduct set for Park Ridge to fix falling debris

     New Touhy viaduct set for Park Ridge to fix falling debris
    Long-awaited repairs to the 73-year-old Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct will begin soon and should be complete by year's end, Park Ridge officials said at Wednesday's city council meeting. The Illinois Department of Transportation finally approved plans to...
  • Downtown L.A. speakeasy rests easy — for now

    Downtown L.A. speakeasy rests easy — for now
    The booze flowed freely during Prohibition in the basement speakeasy at the Rosslyn Hotel annex in downtown Los Angeles. And the illegal bar's customers flowed freely as well, relying on a marble-lined tunnel beneath 5th Street to discreetly come and...
  • Why Metra needs a fare hike

     Why Metra needs a fare hike
    Metra recently announced a long-range plan to upgrade our locomotives and cars and pay for the Positive Train Control safety system, a plan that relies in part on issuing $400 million in bonds that will be covered by higher fares over the next decade....
  • Wilmette Rock House cafe to serve Metra commuters

    Wilmette Rock House cafe to serve Metra commuters
    With the owners of Wilmette's Rock House cafe stepping up as the new concession vendor for the village's Metra train station, officials say the popular local venue's offerings might jazz up the daily morning commute. "I think the Rock House at the Metra...
  • Illinois employers plan to lay off 600 workers

    Illinois employers plan to lay off 600 workers
    Eight Illinois employers warned that they will lay off about 600 workers by early 2015, according to notices filed with state regulators. Microsoft and Nokia will cut 91 jobs at an office at 425 W. Randolph St. in Chicago. Layoffs will occur there Nov....
  • It's easy to fall for Dunsmuir

    It's easy to fall for Dunsmuir
    The train is bearing down on me. I hear its piercing whistle, feel its rumble, before I ever see it, of course. I am stuck on the tracks. Specifically, I have just started crossing the final narrow bridge back from the trek along the Union Pacific...