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  • Watchdog to lawmakers: Move swiftly on transit reforms

    Watchdog to lawmakers: Move swiftly on transit reforms
    As lawmakers held their first hearing today on recommendations from the special mass transit task force created in the aftermath of the controversy at Metra, the state's top watchdog urged them to move swiftly on reforms. Ricardo Meza, the state's...
  • Farmers markets: Western Cook and DuPage county

    Farmers markets: Western Cook and DuPage county
    Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets. MONDAY Hinsdale 7 a.m.-1 p.m., June 2-Oct. 13, at Burlington Park, 30 E. Chicago Ave.   WEDNESDAY Darien *NEW THIS YEAR* 3-7 p.m., June 11-Oct. 8, at Community...
  • After rough winter, Metra announces upgrades to email alerts

    After rough winter, Metra announces upgrades to email alerts
    Responding to complaints about poor communication regarding delays and cancellations this winter, Metra today launched a new way for riders to choose when to receive email alerts about train service. Customers who are signed up for alerts about service...
  • 2 pedestrians injured by Metra train in Maywood

    2 pedestrians injured by Metra train in Maywood
    Two pedestrians were taken to the hospital after possibly being hit by a Metra train in Maywood this afternoon, officials said. A person was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood following the incident near 1st Avenue and Main Street...
  • Police in south suburbs issue alert after 7 women attacked

    Police in south suburbs issue alert after 7 women attacked
    Police have issued an alert after seven women were attacked since March in the south suburbs of Park Forest, Matteson and Richton Park. The alert says authorities are not sure all the attacks are connected but that police in all three towns are working...
  • Car-sharing service coming to Lake County

    Car-sharing service coming to Lake County
    Zipcar car-sharing service is coming into Lake County, with Lake Forest, Highland Park and Deerfield locations moving to implement a business model aimed at "member" drivers who need occasional use of a vehicle. "Green initiatives were strongly...
  • City offers George Lucas Soldier Field parking lots for museum

    A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommends the parking lots south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the "Star Wars" creator choose Chicago over San Francisco for his...
  • Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum

    Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum
    A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended the parking lots to the south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the 'Star Wars' creator choose Chicago over San Francisco...
  • Two locomotives break down within hour on Metra line

    Two locomotives break down within hour on Metra line
    Metra has apologized to customers for two locomotive breakdowns that caused hundreds of passengers on the UP Northwest line to be stuck on board trains for up to three hours. The disruption Monday night stemmed from two separate mechanical issues, one...
  • Memorial Day closings

    Memorial Day closings
    Monday is Memorial Day. The following services will be affected: Schools: Public schools in Chicago will be closed. Most suburban and parochial schools will be closed. Check local districts. Government offices: Closed. Postal Service: No mail...
  • Metra restores BNSF service after overnight derailment

    Trains on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line were running again this morning after a derailment near Aurora. Train 1324, which left Aurora at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday en route to Union Station, derailed soon after leaving Aurora, Metra spokesman...
  • Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'

    Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'
    Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected...