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  • I-55, Lake Shore Drive on list of road projects

    I-55, Lake Shore Drive on list of road projects
    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...
  • Company creates Belmont shuttle service

    Company creates Belmont shuttle service
    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....
  • 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...
  • Shermer Road in Northbrook to close at Metra crossing for repairs

    Shermer Road in Northbrook to close at Metra crossing for repairs
    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,...
  • 5 survival tips for Kennedy construction weekend

    5 survival tips for Kennedy construction weekend
    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...
  • Kennedy construction begins

    Kennedy construction begins
    "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...
  • 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...
  • New Metra police chief ready for his 'mission'

    New Metra police chief ready for his 'mission'
    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,...
  • Highland Park linked to the Reformation movement

    Highland Park linked to the Reformation movement
    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...
  • CTA survey: How satisfied are you?

    CTA survey: How satisfied are you?
    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,...
  • New Mundelein village hall to open soon

    New Mundelein village hall to open soon
    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...
  • 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...