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  • 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,...
  • 8th snowiest winter and another storm on the way

    8th snowiest winter and another storm on the way
    This winter already ranks as the 8th snowiest on record in Chicago and has a good chance of climbing the charts this weekend when another storm is expected to hit. The latest snowfall from Tuesday evening through Wednesday totaled 7 inches at the city'...
  • 'Transit deserts' in Chicago region's mass transit system: report

    'Transit deserts' in Chicago region's mass transit system: report
    The Chicago area’s mass transit agencies are doing a poor job of serving the commuting needs of the region -- portions of which are “transit deserts” — while planning efforts are haphazard, a new report says. Even major...
  • Woman struck, killed by Metra train in Franklin Park

    Woman struck, killed by Metra train in Franklin Park
    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...
  • Local Voices Lake: Feb. 13 edition

    Local Voices Lake: Feb. 13 edition
    Letters to the editor from Highland Park and Grayslake. Metra woes I commuted from the Highland Park Ravinia Station from 1972 to 2003. I roughly figured that if I put in a 20-day working month, I would ride approximately 1,000 miles per month. Of...
  • Local Voices West: Feb. 20 edition

    Local Voices West: Feb. 20 edition
    Letters to the editor from Bartlett, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Lyons and Elmhurst. College tuition With college tuition numbers reaching stratospheric heights for young adults, a question for these institutions of higher learning needs to be...
  • Delays on BNSF this morning because of freight derailment

    Delays on BNSF this morning because of freight derailment
    Delays up to 30 minutes were being reported on Metra's Burlington Northern Sante Fe line this morning because of a freight train derailment near Cicero Avenue on the Southwest Side. The derailment initially blocked three tracks and prevented Metra trains...
  • Vehicle hit by train in Des Plaines

    Vehicle hit by train in Des Plaines
    A vehicle was struck by a Metra train in Des Plaines this afternoon, authorities said. The train, which was headed for Des Plaines from downtown Chicago, hit a vehicle at River Road in Des Plaines about 4 p.m., as it was arriving at its destination,...
  • Downers Grove proposes new commuter parking permit

    Downers Grove proposes new commuter parking permit
    A new parking permit would open up the downtown garage to park-and-ride Metra customers coming into Downers Grove to work during the day. Village officials are proposing a permit for so-called reverse commuters, allowing these riders to keep cars in the...
  • Metra riders lodge complaints about delays

    Metra riders lodge complaints about delays
    Metra riders lodged complaints about train delays, overcrowding and communication missteps during a forum in Naperville Monday night. Roughly 40 people gathered to air their grievances at the hourlong event. Metra Executive Director Don Orseno told...
  • Woman injured after Amtrak train hits station wagon in Riverside

    Woman injured after Amtrak train hits station wagon in Riverside
    A woman was injured this afternoon after the station wagon she was driving was struck by an outbound Amtrak train in West Suburban Riverside, police said. The accident happened at 2:39 p.m. at the grade crossing on Harlem Avenue, said Riverside Police...
  • Buffalo Grove guide helps bicyclists get to Metra stations

    Buffalo Grove guide helps bicyclists get to Metra stations
    The village of Buffalo Grove has produced a guide to help bicyclists find the main routes to Metra stations. The League of Illinois Bicyclists initiated the Bike to Metra guide, which highlights preferred bike routes and rates the roads in terms of...