Passengers that use Chicago's Metra commuter trains will know by the end of the month whether security during the NATO summit will affect service.Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said Wednesday the U.S. Secret Service will announce finalized security plans at the end of April.
A Lake Forest High School student was struck and killed by a Metra train last weekend, the third student from the north-suburban school to be killed by a Metra train since January.Lake Forest Deputy Police Chief Glenn Burmeister said Monday that all three student deaths were intentional.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has decided to channel more than $7.3 million in tax increment financing toward a “bus rapid transit” line downtown, according to transportation and economic-development officials.The money will combine with an announced $24.6 m
Illinois Congressmen from both parties joined with Chicago transit officials Monday to criticize a House transportation funding bill that would cut hundreds of millions of dollars from roadway and mass transit projects in the state.Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill., and Rep.
The federal government is giving Metra more than $5 million to help reduce toxic emissions. This comes a year after a Chicago Tribune report that found high levels of diesel exhaust at Ogilvie train station and in some commuter rail cars.In a statement, U.S. Sen.
More than 500,000 customers are still without power Monday afternoon, after the most damaging storm system in more than a decade roared through northern Illinois this morning, leaving downed trees and debris in its wake.The severe storms packed winds as high as 80 mph and wreaked havoc on the mornin