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  • Smooth commute as subzero cold retreats, for now

    Smooth commute as subzero cold retreats, for now
    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...
  • Metra's Union Pacific line woes continue

    Metra's Union Pacific line woes continue
    For the third time in two weeks, riders on Metra’s Union Pacific-run lines have encountered serious trouble. On Tuesday evening, hundreds of passengers on a UP West Line train were stranded on board when their train broke down. Then a locomotive...
  • Metra names interim police chief

    Metra names interim police chief
    A former deputy superintendent of the Chicago Police Department was named as Metra’s interim police chief Thursday, the commuter rail agency announced. Harvey Radney, 68, replaces former Chief James Sanford, who retired from the Metra Police...
  • Car shortages reported on UP, other Metra lines

    Car shortages reported on UP, other Metra lines
    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,...
  • Cops: Person struck, killed after stepping in front of Metra train

    Cops: Person struck, killed after stepping in front of Metra train
    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...
  • Some cancellations but Metra 'considerably better today'

    Some cancellations but Metra 'considerably better today'
    Three Metra trains were canceled because of mechanical problems this morning, but most of the agency's 11 lines were running close to normal. “We’re doing better than previous days,” Metra spokesman Tom Miller said. “Considerably...
  • South-leg Red Line commuters in for smooth ride Monday after five-month rebuild

    South-leg Red Line commuters in for smooth ride Monday after five-month rebuild
    Thousands of commuters will board the CTA Red Line along the Dan Ryan branch Monday for the first time in five months after a massive rebuild that will also deliver something its riders haven’t experienced in decades: zero slow zones. Trains...
  • Dangerous temps, wind chills hit Chicago area

    Dangerous temps, wind chills hit Chicago area
    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. Powerful,...
  • After Metra cancels trains, more woes expected Tuesday

    After Metra cancels trains, more woes expected Tuesday
    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...
  • Worst may be over: Temperatures up to 5 Tuesday

    Worst may be over: Temperatures up to 5 Tuesday
    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. Though...
  • Arctic invader puts much of Midwest in deep freeze

    Arctic invader puts much of Midwest in deep freeze
    A brutal "polar vortex" gripped much of the Midwest on Monday, pushing temperatures to record subzero lows, grounding more than 4,000 flights and prompting authorities to urge residents to stay home or go to emergency warming shelters. In Chicago,...
  • Metra: Most trains will run during evening rush

    Metra: Most trains will run during evening rush
    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...