| 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...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Service on Metra's BNSF line has returned to a normal schedule after service was delayed for hours after a pedestrian was fatally struck near the West Hinsdale station, officials said.
About 2:20 p.m., the No. 1268 train was passing Stough Street in...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 10:10 AM
A man was struck and killed by a Metra BNSF train this morning in Downers Grove, police said.
The man was hit by an eastbound train traveling on the southernmost tracks at Forest Avenue just before 10 a.m., according to Downers Grove Police Lt. Mike...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Every few months, about the time the seasons change, the CTA shifts its bus and train schedules to meet changes in ridership demands. As it gets warmer, the agency typically adds more service, in part, because of increased tourism and the baseball season....
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:59 AM
The CTA will receive a cash infusion of at least a half-million dollars a year that won't come from the farebox, and some of it will be paid by customers who are hit by fees from the new Ventra prepaid debit card.
The transit agency's Ventra fare system...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 8:54 AM
A 22-year-old Bartlett man is expected in court today, accused of stabbing a Metra police sergeant who was breaking up a fight at Union Station Saturday night, Chicago police said.
Caleb Charles Pescetto, 22, of the 200 block North Hale Avenue in...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 5:55 PM
A snowplow that became stuck on railroad tracks in Wheaton stopped trains on Metra's Union Pacific-West Line for a little less than a hour, according to the agency.
The plow is believed to have turned over onto the tracks near College Avenue about 7 p....
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:04 PM
After sipping her way through Napa and Chicago, Diana Hamann took the plunge and opened the specialty wine shop she’d always dreamed of. Now from her shop on Main Street in Evanston, Hamann encourages oenophiles and novices alike to appreciate the...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:15 AM
A little more than two years ago, the curtain lifted on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra-led Citizen Musician initiative, and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter told an overflow crowd at the Chicago Cultural Center: “All of you are citizen...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 1:56 PM
The CTA said it is discontinuing a bus route it operates between the Clybourn and Western Metra stations during morning rush hour after the CTA and Metra could not come to agreement about Metra paying more for the service.
The No. 33 Mag Mile Express...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 10:40 AM
A South Shore train got stuck on the tracks near Chicago late Sunday morning, creating quite a headache for passengers headed east to South Bend.
The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, which operates the South Shore, says Eastbound Train...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Chicago area can look forward to some quiet, almost balmy days after being hit by the largest snowstorm in two years.
Temperatures will climb into the 40s by this weekend with maybe some rain, according to National Weather Service meteorologist...