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  • Metra train kills pedestrian in Zion

    Metra train kills pedestrian in Zion
    A Metra trainĀ struck and killedĀ a pedestrian near the Union Pacific-North Line's Zion station this afternoon, authorities said. UP-North Line Train No. 325 hit a male pedestrian near 27th Street in Zion, just south of the Zion station, about 2 p.m.,...
  • Person struck and killed by Metra train near Arlington Park

    Person struck and killed by Metra train near Arlington Park
    A 34-year-old woman was struck and killed by an inbound Union Pacific Northwest train near Arlington Park this morning, officials said.. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. at Rohlwing Road near the Arlington Park station, said Metra spokesman Tom...
  • Part of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville to close

    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...
  • 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...
  • Geneva debates free parking for handicapped commuters

    Geneva debates free parking for handicapped commuters
    Should handicapped commuters be allowed to park for free at the Geneva Metra commuter parking lot? The Geneva City Council began debate on the topic Monday night at its committee of the whole meeting after learning that while city code doesn't allow for...
  • Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School

    Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School
    A 17-year-old Northwest Side boy was struck and killed by a Metra train while walking to Taft High School on Friday morning, officials said. Erik Lucansky was trying to cross the tracks at Avondale and Bryn Mawr avenues in the Old Norwood Park...
  • Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix

    Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix
    Engineers from Union Pacific were in Park Ridge this week inspecting for the second time a railroad viaduct called a "public safety hazard" by city officials after a chunk of concrete fell from the viaduct and reportedly cracked a resident's windshield...
  • Metra to replace Downers Grove train platforms

     Metra to replace Downers Grove train platforms
    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...
  • Downers Grove weighs proposal for apartment complex

    Downers Grove weighs proposal for apartment complex
    Downers Grove Council members recently got their first look at plans for a proposed six-story apartment building east of the village's downtown. Developers are seeking the Council's approval for the 48-unit complex at 715-719 Rogers Street, a parcel...
  • Emanuel says transit report written by 'propeller heads'

    Emanuel says transit report written by 'propeller heads'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today dismissed a state task force report that called for one mega mass transit agency combining the CTA, Metra and PACE as written by "propeller heads." The characterization came today when the mayor was asked if the single transit...
  • Construction work will cause some delays on Metra's BNSF line

    Construction work will cause some delays on Metra's BNSF line
    Construction on BNSF tracks will delay some midday and evening Metra trains between Chicago and Aurora starting April 14, Metra and BNSF announced. Most of the work to replace railroad ties and resurface tracks will be done at night and during non-...
  • Downers Grove approves new parking permits

     Downers Grove approves new parking permits
    Downers Grove officials have approved a new parking permit for Metra riders who commute from Chicago to Downers Grove to work during the day. Council members voted unanimously March 4 to create a parking pass for "reverse commuters," allowing folks to...