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  • Slow zones continue to plague CTA Purple Line

    Slow zones continue to plague CTA Purple Line
    Perhaps it's time to take the "express" out of "Purple Line Express." The Purple Line, which runs express between the Howard and Belmont stops during rush hour, has nearly double the amount of slow zones compared to the same time last year, according to...
  • Person struck, killed by Metra train near Des Plaines station

    Person struck, killed by Metra train near Des Plaines station
    All trains were stopped on the Union Pacific Northwest Line this morning after a train bound for Chicago struck and killed a 54-year-old man near the Des Plaines station at about 7:30 a.m., officials said. The man, who was from Des Plaines, was struck by...
  • Chicago floods: Evacuations, sandbagging as river levels rise

    Chicago floods: Evacuations, sandbagging as river levels rise
    After wreaking havoc on the morning commute, closing schools and prompting scattered evacuations, the massive storm that dumped upwards of a half-foot of rain on parts of the Chicago area overnight is expected to continue throughout the day, with flooding...
  • Metra trains delayed on Union Pacific Northwest line

    Metra trains delayed on Union Pacific Northwest line
    Metra is reporting delays this morning on the Union Pacific Northwest Line because of manpower problems. Train 602 was delayed about 16 minutes and Train 606, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 7:02, was running about 40 minutes late, according to Metra'...
  • New signage hopes to make transit connections easier

    New signage hopes to make transit connections easier
    New blue signs and expanded “wayfinding maps’’ are popping up around Chicago and in two transit-rich suburbs, pointing commuters and would-be riders to CTA and Metra rail stations and CTA and Pace bus stops.   Some of the new information...
  • Signal problems delay Metra Union Pacific lines

    Signal problems delay Metra Union Pacific lines
    Trains on Metra's Union Pacific lines ware being delayed by as much as an hour late this afternoon because of computer signal problems. Commuters on all three Union Pacific lines--West, North and Northwest--should expect delays of at least a half-hour...
  • Perfect weather to open new runway at O'Hare

    Perfect weather to open new runway at O'Hare
    The new $1.3 billion runway that opened at O’Hare International Airport on Thursday immediately began to provide a payoff on the long-term investment, with airlines running mostly on-time operations despite overcast skies that normally would cause...
  • Freight train hits pedestrian near Geneva

    Freight train hits pedestrian near Geneva
    A man died this morning after being hit by a freight train in Geneva, police said. At 8:45 a.m., Geneva police responded to the area near Randall and Keslinger roads to reports of a pedestrian struck by a train. The victim was found on the tracks in the...
  • Union Pacific West trains delayed by freight traffic

    Union Pacific West trains delayed by freight traffic
    A mechanical problem in a train yard blocked traffic on Metra's Union Pacific West line near Elmhurst this morning, according to the agency. Three lines were blocked by a train or trains, stopping service. It's the second mechanical delay in three...
  • A moment to talk arts parking

    A moment to talk arts parking
    There are many reasons to complain about the notorious parking deal made between the City of Chicago and Chicago Parking Meters LLC, some four years ago under Mayor Richard M. Daley. The rates are outrageously high; the profits for the private-sector...
  • 'Big Brother' airs racist, anti-gay comments by contestants

    'Big Brother' airs racist, anti-gay comments by contestants
    "Big Brother" tackled the controversy surrounding some of its contestants head-on on Sunday's episode, airing the controversial racist comments that had previously aired only on the show's online live stream.  A segment of the episode focused on...