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A pedestrian was hit by a train tonight, causing BNSF Metra trains to be delayed for hours. The pedestrian was hit by the train near Cass Avenue in Westmont, said Tom Miller, a Metra spokesman. He did not know the condition of the pedestrian. The...
Tribune reportersThe Chicago area can look forward to some quiet, almost balmy days after being hit by the largest snowstorm in two years. Temperatures will climb into the 40s by this weekend with maybe some rain, according to National Weather Service meteorologist...
It may sound like a weather story is easy to cover, but determining how widespread the effects will be for an inconveniently-timed winter storm can be one of the most important deadline issues the Chicago Tribune tackles. The winter weather that...
WSBT-TVA South Shore train got stuck on the tracks near Chicago late Sunday morning, creating quite a headache for passengers headed east to South Bend. The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, which operates the South Shore, says Eastbound Train...
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Tribune reporterA snowplow that became stuck on railroad tracks in Wheaton stopped trains on Metra's Union Pacific-West Line for a little less than a hour, according to the agency. The plow is believed to have turned over onto the tracks near College Avenue about 7 p....
Let's pretend for a moment that you're raising your kids the way people did in the olden days, before traveling taekwondo clubs and chess club championships and daylong birthday parties at paintball shooting ranges. In other words, let's pretend you'...
Tribune reporterConcerns raised over how the CTA will pay off debt service on up to $1 billion in bonds delayed approval on Wednesday of the RTA 2013 budget for the CTA, Metra and Pace. The issue arose at the last minute over language in the CTA's five-year capital...
Tribune reporterAs the uncertain income-tax implications of the so-called federal fiscal cliff spread angst across the country, Illinois residents know for sure how much financial pain they will absorb from local tax, fee, fine and fare increases in the new year. In...
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Hundreds of defibrillators will be installed on all of Metra’s trains, officials said today. The commuter rail line plans to equip its trains with nearly 300 of the automatic external defibrillators, according to a news release. Another 125 of the...
Tribune reporterFare hikes set to begin this year on the CTA and Metra will be offset somewhat by a provision included in new federal “fiscal cliff’’ legislation that allows many public transit riders to shield up to $240 a month in work-related...
Two cars of a 6-car Metra equipment train came off the tracks tonight near Union Station in the West Loop Gate neighborhood. No injuries have occurred and no passengers were on the train when the two cars derailed about 5:30 p.m. near Washington Street,...
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