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  • $442,000 buyout for Metra CEO 'small price to pay'

    $442,000 buyout for Metra CEO 'small price to pay'
    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...
  • Train hits, kills 'trespasser' near Homewood station

    Train hits, kills 'trespasser' near Homewood station
    An inbound Metra Electric train is on the move again this afternoon after hitting a pedestrian near the south suburban Homewood station. The train involved was on its way as of 1:20 p.m., according to passenger Chuck Burke, an editor at the Chicago...
  • Bike-share service delayed 2 weeks

    Bike-share service delayed 2 weeks
    The launch of Chicago's Divvy bicycle-sharing service, set for Friday, will be postponed for two weeks to allow "more extensive testing" of equipment, the city's transportation commissioner told the Tribune on Tuesday. The disappointing decision to...
  • Thousands still without power after storms hit Chicago region

    Thousands still without power after storms hit Chicago region
    Maintenance crews restored power to tens of thousands of homes overnight after severe thunderstorms in the Chicago region brought powerful winds and reports of funnel clouds Wednesday evening. By 11:30 a.m., of the more than 78,000 customers affected by...
  • Metra: Freight derailment snarls SouthWest Line service

    Metra: Freight derailment snarls SouthWest Line service
    Metra's SouthWest Line trains are on the move again through the Fuller Park neighborhood where a freight train derailed this morning, but delays of up to 90 minutes plagued the evening rush hour, according to Metra. “We want commuters to know...
  • New signage hopes to make transit connections easier

    New signage hopes to make transit connections easier
    New blue signs and expanded “wayfinding maps’’ are popping up around Chicago and in two transit-rich suburbs, pointing commuters and would-be riders to CTA and Metra rail stations and CTA and Pace bus stops.   Some of the new information...
  • Metra train hits man on bicycle on Milwaukee West Line

     
    A man riding a bike was struck and killed by an inbound Metra train this morning at the Hanover Park station on the Milwaukee District …...
  • Metra train hits pedestrian on Milwaukee West Line

     
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by an inbound Metra train on the Milwaukee District West line in west suburban Hanover Park this morning, officials …...
  • Grandpa’s Place owners scale back expansion plans

     
    The owners of one of Glenview’s historic downtown watering holes are scaling back their expansion plans. A year ago, Grandpa’s Place co-owners, Robert Middleton and …...
  • Metra train hits SUV near Deerfield station

     
    An outbound Metra train collided with a SUV in the northwest suburbs this morning, delaying commuters for up to 40 minutes, officials said. Milwaukee District …...
  • Music Institute Academy Ensembles Take First and Third in Fischoff Junior Division; Evanston Student in Third Place Ensemble

     
    The Music Institute of Chicago confirmed its status as one of the best schools in the nation for chamber music study with students from its …...
  • Pedestrian fatally struck by freight train in western suburbs

     
    A pedestrian was fatally struck by a freight train late Wednesday on railroad tracks used by Metra, delaying two late night commuter trains, officials said. The …...