| Sep 6, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Another DuPage County resident stepped forward today, complaining that he asked last month to be considered for an appointment to Metra's board but never heard back from County Chairman Dan Cronin, who plans to name a fellow politician to the post....
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:10 PM
The CTA and Pace on Monday will make their big rollout of a next-generation fare-payment system while beginning to phase out transit cards that have provided many years of dependable service but are showing signs of age.
Through early next year, the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Wheeling officials have given a preliminary green light to a massive redevelopment that will create a downtown center for the village, although the extent of government-backed financial incentives for the project hasn't been fully decided.
| 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......
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Metra's board of directors will be getting its first Hispanic member with the appointment Tuesday of former federal judge Manuel Barbosa of Elgin.
Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen named Barbosa to the commuter rail agency's board along with the...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:42 PM
The embattled Metra board will lose yet another member after a severance scandal that engulfed the commuter rail agency this past summer, officials said Wednesday.
Board member William Widmer will leave the agency as soon as Cook County commissioners...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 9:34 AM
The CTA has retained about 90 percent of its South Side Red Line riders during the shutdown of the southern section of the Red Line, which began in mid May.
These riders have opted to use free shuttle service, Red Line trains rerouted to Green Line...
| Jul 12, 2013
If only we lived in a comic book, instead of the corrupt, windswept political wasteland now known to taxpayers as Madiganistan, we'd know just what to do:
We'd go up on top of the Tribune Tower, flick on a switch, activate a giant spotlight and...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:28 AM
The family of a man who died last month from electrocution after he accidentally touched the third rail at a North Side CTA station has started an online petition asking the CTA to put up protection along the third rail to prevent similar incidents.
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Legendary Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill famously coined the phrase "All politics is local," but for dedicated staff and volunteers at historical societies across the city and suburbs, so is all history.
They are the ones who keep the flame of the...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:14 PM
A Metra worker was struck and killed this afternoon on the Metra Electric District line near 47th Street, officials said.
The accident happened about 1:30 p.m. when the No. 223 train headed to Blue Island struck the worker near 47th Street, said Metra...