| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:04 PM
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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:01 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:36 AM
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...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:55 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:42 PM
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....
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:20 AM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:34 AM
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....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:06 AM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 10:35 AM
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....
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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...