| Dec 22, 2012
| 5:36 PM
The room goes dark. The lights of the mini-village glow as the whistle blows and the trains roll along the track, their audio footprints trailing off as they enter a cave into a mountain. Children and adults alike point with wide-eyed wonder.
| May 15, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Trains on Metra's Union Pacific lines ware being delayed by as much as an hour late this afternoon because of computer signal problems.
Commuters on all three Union Pacific lines--West, North and Northwest--should expect delays of at least a half-hour...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:15 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — So you didn't win Wednesday's $360 million Powerball jackpot? Make that you and everyone else.
A message early Thursday on the multistate lottery's website said the jackpot has soared to $475 million after none of the...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:21 AM
New blue signs and expanded “wayfinding maps’’ are popping up around Chicago and in two transit-rich suburbs, pointing commuters and would-be riders to CTA and Metra rail stations and CTA and Pace bus stops.
Some of the new information...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:22 PM
When is Caltrans going to repair the railroad at the south end of Highway 111 as you cross to go to Mexicali? It’s in very bad shape. — Jostled, Calexico
Different entities including the state Department of Transportation, the General...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 11:12 AM
After wreaking havoc on the morning commute, closing schools and prompting scattered evacuations, the massive storm that dumped upwards of a half-foot of rain on parts of the Chicago area overnight is expected to continue throughout the day, with flooding...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:08 AM
Metra is reporting delays this morning on the Union Pacific Northwest Line because of manpower problems.
Train 602 was delayed about 16 minutes and Train 606, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 7:02, was running about 40 minutes late, according to Metra'...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Delays were reported on four Metra lines this morning because of computer problems at a control center in Nebraska that affected signals.
Trains on the Union Pacific Northwest, West and North lines and the Milwaukee District North Line were affected,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Perhaps it's time to take the "express" out of "Purple Line Express."
The Purple Line, which runs express between the Howard and Belmont stops during rush hour, has nearly double the amount of slow zones compared to the same time last year, according to...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 3:31 PM
All trains were stopped on the Union Pacific Northwest Line this morning after a train bound for Chicago struck and killed a 54-year-old man near the Des Plaines station at about 7:30 a.m., officials said.
The man, who was from Des Plaines, was struck by...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 4:33 PM
5 Questions for Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts, co-chefs of the Tripel in Marina del Rey...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Watts: The portion of L.A.'s Council District 15 usually described as Watts consists of two distinct parts. There is the actual Watts, and there is the Not-Watts....