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  • 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...
  • CTA: Train door problems on the decline

    CTA: Train door problems on the decline
    You know how the saying goes. When one door closes wrong ... there could be significant delays on a CTA train. Brown Line and Blue Line riders recently have experienced door problems during morning rush hour that have led to delays. The Blue Line...
  • Questions over electrocution of boy, 13, in Metra yard, teen charged with trespassing

    Questions over electrocution of boy, 13, in Metra yard, teen charged with trespassing
    Metra officials are investigating how a 13-year-old Chicago boy was electrocuted while climbing on top of a Metra Electric train in a south suburban rail yard. A 17-year-old boy was charged as a juvenile with misdemeanor trespassing, Metra officials...
  • Construction on the Kennedy resumes

    Construction on the Kennedy resumes
    The Illinois Department of Transportation has confirmed that two left lanes on the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) were closed as of 10:20 p.m. Friday evening. Later tonight all outbound lanes will be closed from Grand to Ogden avenues until 5 a.m. Monday,...
  • Metra engineers OK new contract

    Members of the locomotive engineers union at Metra have approved a new contract that gives them a cumulative wage increase totaling 21.2 percent over seven years, union officials said Wednesday. The agreement, which runs through 2019, provides for...
  • Dillard: I've got votes for RTA chairmanship

    Dillard: I've got votes for RTA chairmanship
    State Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican, says he has enough support to be elected chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority at its meeting Wednesday. Dillard, who was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for governor,...
  • Dillard elected RTA chairman

    Dillard elected RTA chairman
    As the new chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority, Kirk Dillard said Wednesday he plans to use his experience as a longtime state legislator to build consensus at the often-divided agency. But perhaps just as important as his political...
  • Downers Grove Metra construction delayed

     Downers Grove Metra construction delayed
    A massive project to replace Metra train platforms in Downers Grove has been delayed, officials said. A message on the Downers Grove website states that crews have had to halt the demolition of the west platforms at the Main Street station because of...
  • Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides

    Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides
    The nation’s top railroad official has ordered an investigation of Metra after three incidents over a 10-day span — two in which engineers allegedly were speeding and a third involving a train that reportedly blew through a red stop signal....
  • World Cup party in Grant Park to be alcohol-free -- but with an extra video screen

    World Cup party in Grant Park to be alcohol-free -- but with an extra video screen
    The thousands making their way downtown for this morning’s World Cup viewing party in Grant Park are being asked to make it an alcohol-free event. Metra has banning alcohol from all its trains, and organizers are prohibiting it from the event. Beer...
  • Police charge man, 42, after SWAT team responds to East Chatham standoff

    Police charge man, 42, after SWAT team responds to East Chatham standoff
    A 42-year-old man has been charged after he fired shots in the street in front of his East Chatham home then fled inside the home, prompting police to blocks streets in the area and Metra trains to bypass a station, officials said. Antonio Howard, Jr.,...
  • Farmers markets: Northern Cook county

    Farmers markets: Northern Cook county
    Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets. WEDNESDAY French Market in Winnetka 4-8:30 p.m., June 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30, Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road at Gage Street. Northbrook 7 a.m.-1 p....