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  • Plans get go ahead for funeral home on site of Catonsville restaurant

    Plans get go ahead for funeral home on site of Catonsville restaurant
    A special exception has been granted by Baltimore County to enable Catonsville businessman Craig Witzke to move forward on plans to convert the historic Candle Light Inn on Frederick Road into a funeral home. Administrative Law Judge John Beverungen...
  • Ruling on Candle Light Inn expected within 10 days

    Ruling on Candle Light Inn expected within 10 days
    A decision on whether the historic Candle Light Inn property in Catonsville can be turned into a funeral home will be made in the next seven to 10 days, Administrative Law Judge John Beverungen said at a special hearing Monday, Nov. 18 at the Jefferson...
  • Tinley Park asks Metra for express service

    Tinley Park asks Metra for express service
    Tinley Park officials are asking Metra to establish commuter express service to Chicago's financial district during morning and afternoon rush hours. Such a move would be consistent with service provided on other suburban rail lines and would help...
  • Chicago transit system dysfunctional, 'depressing': international study

    Chicago transit system dysfunctional, 'depressing': international study
    A new study by an international economic organization paints an uncomplimentary portrait of the Chicago area's transportation system, saying it suffers from too many transit agencies and fragmented local governments. "The current state of transit...
  • Today's the deadline to transfer old CTA fare card balances

    Today's the deadline to transfer old CTA fare card balances
    CTA riders who still have old farecards tucked away in wallets, purses and junk drawers have until today to mail them to the CTA to transfer remaining balances to registered Ventra cards, transit officials are reminding customers. Farecards must be mailed...
  • Yo, college students: Here's some tips on riding the CTA

    Yo, college students: Here's some tips on riding the CTA
    Backpack, check. Books, check. Ventra card, double check. It's school time, and in Chicago that means an influx of college students navigating new classes and dorms as well as figuring out how to use the CTA. It’s been more than a year since the...
  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....
  • CTA president: Bid to speed up bus routes hindered by RTA

    CTA president: Bid to speed up bus routes hindered by RTA
    CTA efforts to reverse declining bus ridership are not being helped by the Regional Transportation Authority, which is holding back money related to the installation of special traffic signals that give buses green-light priority over other vehicles,...
  • RTA extends deadlines 3 months to renew free-rides permits

    RTA extends deadlines 3 months to renew free-rides permits
    The Regional Transportation Authority has temporarily extended the expiration dates on about 100,000 free-ride permits in response to delays by the state in processing a surge of new applications and renewal requests for financial assistance to disabled...
  • Dillard: I've got votes for RTA chairmanship

    Dillard: I've got votes for RTA chairmanship
    State Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican, says he has enough support to be elected chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority at its meeting Wednesday. Dillard, who was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for governor,...
  • Dillard elected RTA chairman

    Dillard elected RTA chairman
    As the new chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority, Kirk Dillard said Wednesday he plans to use his experience as a longtime state legislator to build consensus at the often-divided agency. But perhaps just as important as his political...
  • Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle

     Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle
    Too bad you can't get there from here. Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs. Well, OK, you can...