| Jun 26, 2013
| 1:48 PM
A man was struck and fatally injured by a Metra Electric train on the South Side this morning, authorities said.
The man was struck a little before 9:30 a.m., and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, officials said. The man...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:47 PM
A "massive switching failure" is delaying several Metra lines 30-90 minutes, including three originating out of Union Station and one out of Ogilvie Station, a Metra spokeswoman said.
A series of switches near Western Avenue on a rail line that includes...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:07 PM
A 56-year-old man who has developmental disabilities and was reported missing Thursday has been located.
Michael Anderson was reported missing after he left the Cornerstone Services, an agency that provides services to individuals with disabilities,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:52 AM
Some trains were canceled on the Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific North lines this morning because of "manpower issues" and equipment that arrived late, officials said.
Train 310, scheduled to leave Winnetka at 7:01 a.m. and arrive...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:11 PM
A storm system from the west passed through the area causing the National Weather Service to issue a severe thunderstorm warning for all of Northern Illinois tonight.
The storm system caused delays for CTA and Metra trains and knocked out power to...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:09 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A 19-year-old Orland Park man who said the $50 in his pocket was payment of a debt was charged with delivery of a controlled substance. The cash and 20 prescription pills used for...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:12 PM
SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan today dismissed any concern that Gov. Pat Quinn may veto the delicately negotiated concealed weapons legislation passed last month, saying he expected that lawmakers would overwhelmingly reject an...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Alex Clifford, hired to clean up Metra after the Phil Pagano scandal, resigned as CEO today after a protracted negotiation with the commuter rail agency's politically appointed board of directors.
Clifford agreed to accept a $442,237 buyout covering...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Work is getting underway on a water main project that will impact traffic near Naperville's downtown Metra station.
Construction work including water main installation, pavement patching and curb and landscape restoration will take place on 5th Avenue...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Our story The CTA, Metra and Pace are urging the General Assembly to prohibit firearms on mass transit if a "concealed carry" bill is brought up for a vote this year. The transit agencies said they have "significant concerns that......
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:33 PM
NBC-5 is among the media outlets reporting that the village of Rosemont is offering the Cubs free land on which to build a new stadium, one free from all the pesky annoyances (and benefits) of being tucked into a neighborhood......
| May 30, 2013
| 4:33 PM
By Jessica Reynolds In theory, Chicago's new Divvy-bicycle sharing service is fantastic. Now with ease and efficiency, pedestrians who want to spice up their commutes or errands can borrow a bike from one of the city's soon-to-be 75 parking stations......