| Apr 18, 2013
| 11:12 AM
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...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:08 AM
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'...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Delays were reported on four Metra lines this morning because of computer problems at a control center in Nebraska that affected signals.
Trains on the Union Pacific Northwest, West and North lines and the Milwaukee District North Line were affected,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:19 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 3:31 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 10:23 AM
This week, we mourn for the loss of Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr, the 19-year-old college students who died on a downtown Ellicott City train trestle, victims of a coal train derailment late Monday night. Theirs were promising lives cut short in a truly...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 4:33 PM
5 Questions for Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts, co-chefs of the Tripel in Marina del Rey...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Watts: The portion of L.A.'s Council District 15 usually described as Watts consists of two distinct parts. There is the actual Watts, and there is the Not-Watts....
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:34 PM
A Metra train hit an unoccupied car in West Chicago this morning, halting inbound and outbound train movement on the Union Pacific West Line for …...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 4:34 PM
A retired postal worker was killed when he apparently drove around lowered crossing gates in Palatine Tuesday morning and was struck by a Metra express …...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The following incidents were taken from Glen Ellyn police reports on Dec. 30: DUI A Glen Ellyn man was charged with driving under the influence, …...