| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:55 PM
A winter storm is expected to continue until daybreak Wednesday, marking the 33rd and 34th days we've seen measurable snow this winter.
"It's going to be spreading north into the area, moving into the South Side of Chicago mid-to-late this afternoon,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:52 PM
A Melrose Park woman was killed Thursday morning when she was struck by a Metra express train after walking onto or too close to the tracks near the Franklin Park station, officials said.
Franklin Park police said the woman, identified as Florence...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:10 AM
As many as 22 trains on Metra’s Union Pacific lines were short at least one car Monday, officials said, causing passengers to scramble for seats and space.
The cars were taken out of service for a variety of reasons, including wheel replacements,...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Metra trains were experiencing scattered delays during the evening commute Monday as the agency continued to warn commuters they may have longer waits because of the extreme cold.
But Metra said it still hoped there will be no cancellations or other...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Many Chicago-area schools will again be closed Tuesday, dozens of the day's flights have been canceled and some area attractions will be shuttered, with the subzero chill maintaining its grip on the region for another day.
But if there was a silver...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 6:53 PM
A dangerous cold front was expected to bring the Chicago area to a crawl Monday, with a flurry of school closings, flight and train cancellations and calls for the public to avoid temperatures expected to drop to at least 10 below zero.
| Jan 6, 2014
| 7:57 PM
If Monday weren’t enough of an arctic adventure for Chicago area commuters, Tuesday has the potential for more of the same double-digit, subzero temperatures that threaten to wreak havoc with morning travel.
After a day marred by delays on every...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Chicago residents face another bitterly cold day Tuesday, as the region continues to grapple with a deadly arctic freeze that has closed most area schools for the second consecutive day and wreaked havoc on the region’s mass transit system.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Metra is planning to run normal schedules on most of its lines this evening, but disruptions will remain on the Burlington Northern Sante Fe line, officials said.
"With the exception of BNSF, the rest of the 11 lines are prepared to run their normal...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:28 AM
After two days of major disruptions and cancellations, Metra trains ran normal schedules this morning though some commuters waited more than half an hour in the cold because of delays.
Most of the delays were on the Burlington Northern Sante Fe line,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:34 PM
A man died Thursday night after stepping in front of a Metra train in Pleasant Prairie, Wisc., just across the border from Illinois, officials said.
The man, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, was struck by a southbound Union Pacific-North...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Trains were running, planes were flying, mostly, morning traffic was moving and the kids were back in school as the subzero cold retreats for the next few days.
For the first time since Sunday, dawn broke above zero. Just 2 above, but better than the...