| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:23 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:57 AM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:44 PM
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....
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:45 PM
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,...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Milwaukee Avenue in downtown Libertyville will be closed from May 2 to 7 for emergency repairs to the railroad crossing, officials recently said.
Metra announced it would be shutting down the crossing to both vehicles and pedestrians from 9 a.m. on May 2...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:23 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:25 PM
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...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:41 AM
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.,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Construction is set to begin on a months-long project at Downers Grove's busiest train station.
Both platforms at the Main Street station will be replaced with concrete throughout the spring and summer. Metra and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway are...
| Jun 16, 2014
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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 1:43 PM
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...