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  • Delays but no major headaches for Metra and its riders so far

    Delays but no major headaches for Metra and its riders so far
    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...
  • Cold keeps grip on Chicago for a second day

    Cold keeps grip on Chicago for a second day
    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...
  • Too cold outside? Take the pedway.

    Too cold outside? Take the pedway.
    It's just too damn cold to be outside. That's why many Chicagoans use the pedway system downtown during the workweek. They'll walk through a maze of underground tunnels and overhead bridges to shield themselves from the subzero temps. The pedway...
  • Arlington Heights to update planning strategy

    Arlington Heights to update planning strategy
    As a number of recent high-profile developments and decisions show a trend toward a more urban lifestyle in Arlington Heights, officials there will take on a year-long process to update the village's community planning strategy. A new component of the...
  • Ambitious changes outlined for Green Bay Road in Kenilworth

     Ambitious changes outlined for Green Bay Road in Kenilworth
    Significant changes could be coming to Kenilworth's Green Bay Road corridor as outlined in a new plan unveiled this week to the village board. The revised proposal, called "Green Bay Road Conceptual Transportation and Streetscape Plan," also includes...
  • Metra: North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday

    Metra: North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday
    Metra's North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday as crews continue to clear and repair tracks after a freight car derailed just after midnight today near Mundelein. Canadian National isn't expected to complete the work along the single track...
  • 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...
  • Arlington Heights bracing for another round of frigid temperatures

    Arlington Heights bracing for another round of frigid temperatures
    Arlington Heights officials are preparing for a second round of subzero temperatures this month. Wind chill warnings for dangerous weather conditions were expected to last into Wednesday morning, frigid temperatures that come on the heels of the area...
  • Chicago schools to reopen, transit churning toward normalcy amid warmer forecast

    Chicago schools to reopen, transit churning toward normalcy amid warmer forecast
    Chicago Public School students will return to classes and commuters should face fewer delays with temperatures expected to rise above zero Wednesday. A winter that is one for the history books, however, is far from over. “I’d move in a second...
  • Moving Metra forward

    Moving Metra forward
    Nobody told Phil Pagano how to run a railroad. That was a mistake. Trains were on time, the budget was in the black … and his bosses on the Metra board of trustees had no clue that the CEO was helping himself to hundreds of thousands of dollars...
  • 5 inches or more of snow this evening through Wednesday morning

    5 inches or more of snow this evening through Wednesday morning
    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,...