| Jan 28, 2014
A developer wants to demolish the McChesney & Miller grocery store in downtown Glen Ellyn, combine that property with a village-owned commuter parking lot and construct a 185-unit apartment complex and a three-story, public parking deck.
For more than a...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Metra trains were experiencing scattered delays during the evening commute Monday as the agency continued to warn commuters they may have longer waits because of the extreme cold.
But Metra said it still hoped there will be no cancellations or other...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Metra's North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday as crews continue to clear and repair tracks after a freight car derailed just after midnight today near Mundelein.
Canadian National isn't expected to complete the work along the single track...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:34 PM
A man died Thursday night after stepping in front of a Metra train in Pleasant Prairie, Wisc., just across the border from Illinois, officials said.
The man, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, was struck by a southbound Union Pacific-North...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:53 AM
Three Metra trains were canceled because of mechanical problems this morning, but most of the agency's 11 lines were running close to normal.
“We’re doing better than previous days,” Metra spokesman Tom Miller said. “Considerably...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Metra experienced scattered delays on some lines this morning but they were nothing like the problems that plagued the commuter agency during the last arctic outbreak two weeks ago.
As the peak of the rush hour ended around 9 a.m., Metra had reported at...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:24 PM
News briefs from around Lake Forest and Libertyville.
City Manager Bob Kiely has been appointed to the Illinois Municipal League's Legislative Committee, which lobbies for municipalities and for keeping decision-making...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:55 PM
The roadway under the Union Pacific Railroad bridge on Shermer Road near the Glenview-Northbrook border could reopen as early as May, according to officials.
The strip of the road, which was crushed by a collapsed bridge after the July 4, 2012,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:45 PM
A vehicle was struck by a Metra train in Des Plaines this afternoon, authorities said.
The train, which was headed for Des Plaines from downtown Chicago, hit a vehicle at River Road in Des Plaines about 4 p.m., as it was arriving at its destination,...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Heavy rain and heavy wet snow are falling across the city and suburbs and a flood watch remains in effect for much of the Chicago area, according to the National Weather Service.
The heaviest of the downfall should ease up by about 8 a.m. with scattered...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:35 PM
The Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday will become the first commuter service in the nation to roll out a sophisticated collision avoidance system designed to overcome human error.
Had so-called positive train control been in place five years ago,...