| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:15 AM
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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:25 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:39 PM
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...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 6:23 AM
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...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 11:07 AM
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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:09 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:56 PM
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....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:46 PM
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,...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:13 PM
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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:48 PM
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,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:40 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2014
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...