| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:45 AM
A severely deteriorated stretch of Interstate Highway 55 in DuPage and Cook counties would be resurfaced, along with a portion of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and Skokie Highway in Lake County under a six-year state highway improvement plan announced...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:52 AM
Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow ... Black Line?
A private company has created Blackline, a shuttle service from Belmont Avenue and Sheridan Road to Monroe and Franklin streets that is scheduled to begin regular service May 19....
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:30 AM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Residents and commuters driving through downtown Northbrook soon may be delayed by a closure on Shermer Road at Metra tracks getting scheduled resurfacing updates.
The closure near Metra's Northbrook station is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 11,...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:47 PM
There are probably a million better ways to pass time than to be driving on the Kennedy Expressway anywhere near downtown Chicago from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, when the inbound Kennedy (I-90/94) will be constricted to make room for the...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 8:46 AM
"Carmageddon" has begun.
As 11 p.m. approached (on Friday the 13th, no less), steady traffic still flowed along the Kennedy Expressway even as workers prepared to close a downtown section of the road to begin a massive bridge replacement project. As...
| May 25, 2014
| 3:29 PM
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Metra's new chief of police says he will bring over 14 years of command experience at the Illinois State Police to the task of reforming an embattled department criticized for poor performance.
The appointment of Joseph Perez was announced Monday,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Roger Williams, the English Protestant theologian who founded Rhode Island, is depicted in the Wall of Reformation carved in the fortifications of Geneva, Switzerland's 16th century city walls. Unveiled in 1909, the monument celebrated the 400th...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:58 AM
How satisfied are CTA riders with their commute? The CTA is trying to answer that question by surveying nearly 84,000 riders this spring.
Last week, the CTA started emailing a 44-question survey about ridership habits and service amenities to about 80,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:18 PM
An etching reading "Mundelein Village Hall" recently was engraved in the window of a new 32,000 square-foot brick building on 10 acres of land near the Metra station by Hawley Street east of Seymour Avenue.
It's not quite ready for occupation, but staff...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:03 AM
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...