| Oct 23, 2013
It's last call for a fall bike ride. Want to belly up to the bar?
If the weather takes a warmer turn and you're in the market for a final ride before putting your bike away for the winter, consider these options — a city mouse/country mouse pair...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:45 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• Metra trains were running on normal schedules this morning on the Milwaukee West Line, a day after a semi pulling a trailer of cars was struck by an inbound train at a crossing in Bartlett....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:14 PM
A semi-truck hauling a load of vehicles was struck by a Metra Milwaukee District West Line train in Bartlett, causing at least one train car to derail and leaving two passengers with minor injuries, officials said.
The accident happened at 3:38 p.m. as...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Thousands of weekday commuters will board the CTA Red Line on the Dan Ryan branch Monday for the first time in five months after a massive rebuild that will also deliver something its riders haven't experienced in decades: no slow zones.
| Oct 20, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Thousands of commuters will board the CTA Red Line along the Dan Ryan branch Monday for the first time in five months after a massive rebuild that will also deliver something its riders haven’t experienced in decades: zero slow zones.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:58 PM
No fare hikes or doomsday scenarios are in store next year for riders on the CTA, Metra and Pace.
The three transit agencies released proposed 2014 budgets this week that freeze fares and promise the same service levels in effect this year.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:21 AM
The new Ventra fare-payment system, which one month into a four-month transition continues to be a source of angst for many Chicago-area transit commuters, accounts for 1 in 3 CTA rides, officials said Thursday.
But transit officials are set to give the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:34 PM
A second former CTA executive with decades of transit experience will soon be overseeing policy at Metra.
Cook County commissioners representing the north and west suburbs unanimously appointed retired CTA safety and security official John Plante on...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:31 AM
A standoff involving a man with a rifle and a large knife that started late this morning at a South Loop rail yard ended peacefully a little after 1 p.m.
Police were called to the scene of the standoff south of Roosevelt Road at Lumber Street, west of...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 4:16 AM
Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford contends his refusal to capitulate to House Speaker Michael Madigan's patronage demands angered some agency board members and ultimately led to his downfall, according to a memorandum obtained by the Tribune.
| Jul 13, 2013
| 10:28 AM
When Metra CEO Alex Clifford asked about his chances for keeping his job, he received a bruising reply from the rail agency's board chairman, according to a memo that offers a snapshot of political clout as allegedly practiced in Illinois.