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  • Winchester Road rail crossing to close June 5

    Winchester Road rail crossing to close June 5
    The Winchester Road railroad crossing in Libertyville will close for nearly two weeks starting Thursday, officials have announced. The Metra crossing will shut down to traffic starting at 6 a.m. June 5, and is slated to reopen June 18 by 5 p.m. The...
  • Delays plague Metra BNSF riders

    Delays plague Metra BNSF riders
    As if riders on Metra's BNSF Line didn't already know, they suffered through a dismal month of May, with 1 out of every 5 rush-hour trains running at least five minutes late, officials said Friday. The BNSF Line to Aurora — Metra's busiest with...
  • Rock Island Metra schedule changing

    Rock Island Metra schedule changing
    Officials with Metra and Tinley Park announced this week that The Rock Island train line, which runs between Chicago and Joliet, will be changing starting Sunday. Some train departure times will be earlier than expected, "so so riders are urged to...
  • Quinn, Rauner camps distribute false press releases attacking each other

    Quinn, Rauner camps distribute false press releases attacking each other
    The race for Illinois governor hasn’t even reached Labor Day, and both campaigns have found a new way to attack the other party’s candidate: distributing phony “media advisories.” Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign went...
  • New bike lanes in the Loop?

    New bike lanes in the Loop?
    The city's plans to bring bus rapid transit to the Loop also could ease east-west commutes for cyclists. At the recent quarterly meeting of the mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council, Chicago Department of Transportation officials said plans for the project,...
  • Geneva woman found dead on railroad tracks

    Geneva woman found dead on railroad tracks
    A 32-year-old Geneva woman was found dead on the Union Pacific Railway tracks east of the Fox River on Sunday morning, authorities said. Just before 7 a.m., Geneva Police Department officers responded to a report of a woman lying on the tracks south...
  • Third level OK'd for parking garage near Metra station in Geneva

    Third level OK'd for parking garage near Metra station in Geneva
    After a long wait, Geneva commuters will finally have a third level on the parking deck adjacent to the Metra train station. The City Council on Monday approved a $4.48 million contract with Walsh Construction, of Chicago, to build the third tier, which...
  • Madigan's Metra influence detailed in report

      Madigan's Metra influence detailed in report
    A secret report put together by the legislature's watchdog in the wake of last summer's Metra scandal offers new insight into how Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan navigates the intersection of public business and ward-style patronage through his...
  • Stories of sexual harassment on the CTA

    Stories of sexual harassment on the CTA
    EXTRA: This story from June 27 has been updated to include responses from readers on social media following our story published on July 29 -- as a result of these shared stories. Click to skip to these additions.   Following a report of a man...
  • Touhy Avenue viaduct repairs on schedule

    Touhy Avenue viaduct repairs on schedule
    Repairs to the Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct are on schedule for mid- to late summer, Park Ridge officials said recently. Wayne Zingsheim, the city's public works director, said he had not received reports of debris falling onto the roadway since...
  • 1 weekend down, 1 to go on Kennedy

    1 weekend down, 1 to go on Kennedy
    It took a community to raze a bridge over the Kennedy Expressway this past weekend without the sky falling. And state transportation officials said it required a bridge demolition crew that shifted into overdrive to not only lop off one weekend from a...
  • Metra needs to modernize its payment system

    In the story about the Kennedy work this past weekend, it was reported that Metra conductors did not check for tickets because of the crowded cars, nor apparently did they collect fares. It is difficult to comprehend that Metra does not have an...