| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Lake Forest’s downtown train station will be getting the second phase of its facelift this year and it will not cost a dime of municipal funds.
With a new roof and hip dormers in place, the city will complete refurbishing of the exterior envelope...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 12:59 PM
A Maine South High School senior's suggestion for improving a "creepy" part of Park Ridge has gained the attention of elected officials.
For a civics class project, Kirstie Zimmerman wrote to Mayor David Schmidt with three suggestions for the city:...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Park Ridge's downtown Metra station house will stay open even if they city does not renew its lease with the Union Pacific Railroad, railroad officials say.
"It's a 'possibility' they would close the depot if we don't sign," City Manager Shawn...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:39 PM
From the sidewalk in front of her apartment in Cicero, Yolanda Foster can see long freight trains and an endless line of trucks rumbling day and night through the sprawling rail yard across the street.
What she can't see are the clouds of microscopic...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Prosecutors on Wednesday cited pending lab tests in a request to delay the upcoming trial of a Geneva man accused of killing his wife earlier this year.
Shadwick King, 47, has been indicted on two counts of murder in the death of his wife of 10 years,...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:36 PM
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Jackie Robinson West team was getting ready to go live on ESPN after Sunday's loss to South Korea in the Little League World Series championship game when manager Darold Butler's phone rang.
It was President Obama's...
| 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...
| 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 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...