| May 29, 2013
| 3:17 PM
A man died this morning after being hit by a freight train in Geneva, police said.
At 8:45 a.m., Geneva police responded to the area near Randall and Keslinger roads to reports of a pedestrian struck by a train. The victim was found on the tracks in the...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:47 AM
A mechanical problem in a train yard blocked traffic on Metra's Union Pacific West line near Elmhurst this morning, according to the agency.
Three lines were blocked by a train or trains, stopping service.
It's the second mechanical delay in three...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:56 AM
There are many reasons to complain about the notorious parking deal made between the City of Chicago and Chicago Parking Meters LLC, some four years ago under Mayor Richard M. Daley.
The rates are outrageously high; the profits for the private-sector...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:09 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- State lawmakers today approved compromise legislation to set up rules on who can carry concealed guns and where they can be carried.
Illinois is the last state in the nation not to have some form of concealed carry on the books, but a...
| 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 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...
| Mar 5, 2013
It may sound like a weather story is easy to cover, but determining how widespread the effects will be for an inconveniently-timed winter storm can be one of the most important deadline issues the Chicago Tribune tackles.
The winter weather that...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:43 PM
A pedestrian was hit by a train tonight, causing BNSF Metra trains to be delayed for hours.
The pedestrian was hit by the train near Cass Avenue in Westmont, said Tom Miller, a Metra spokesman. He did not know the condition of the pedestrian.
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:58 PM
The CTA, Metra and Pace, along with dozens of transit agencies across the state, are asking the General Assembly to prohibit individuals from being allowed to bring firearms on mass transit if a so-called “concealed carry” bill is brought up...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Red Line trains will run on Green Line tracks, and CTA riders will be able to ride for free at the Garfield Green Line station, according to the plans the CTA unveiled Thursday for its spring Red Line south shutdown--one of its biggest reconstruction...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Attention south Red Line riders: CTA officials issued a reminder today that there are just 87 days left of normal service before you will need to make alternate plans for five months.
On May 19, the CTA is planning to cut service to the nine southern-...