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    What do Metra riders want? Wi-Fi, warm cars on time

    Rush-hour Metra trains are packed with passengers, and many would prefer their fare increases be used for additional cars.

    Jan 30, 2015 9:24 AM

    Wi-Fi now. More proactive conductors. On-time trains. Announcements you can hear. Metra riders on the brink of major fare hikes say they want more for their money than they're getting now. Metra says some things are coming. “We want trains to be on time, too,” a spokesman says in response to riders' questions.


    Bloomingdale man wins 'Biggest Loser'

    Toma Dobrosavljevic of Bloomingdale shed 171 pounds to win NBC's “The Biggest Loser.”

    Jan 30, 2015 8:07 AM

    Bloomingdale's Toma Dobrosavljevic lost 171 pounds to win the title of “The Biggest Loser” Thursday on NBC's weight loss competition show, making him the fourth suburban winner in the show's 16 seasons. Dobrosavljevic, 33, grew up in Addison, the son of Serbian immigrant parents, and was an athlete at Addison Trail High School. He's


    Riopell: Lieutenant governor there to help Rauner

    Evelyn Sanguinetti

    Jan 30, 2015 5:27 AM

    “I made it very clear that I wanted to work alongside him. I see the lieutenant governor’s role as kind of an understudy,” new Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti said. “I should be able to hit the ground running and lead the state. And how could I do that unless I’m working alongside Bruce Rauner.”


    Bulls fall to Lakers in double OT

    Pau Gasol passes the ball as Jordan Hill, left, and Jordan Clarkson apply pressure during the Bulls' game against the Lakers on Thursday.

    Jan 30, 2015 12:53 AM

    As has been their tendency this season, the Bulls followed Tuesday's win over Golden State with a horrid 123-118 double overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, who were missing their top two scorers and ended a nine-game losing streak.


    COD candidates largely oppose Breuder buyout package

    Robert Breuder

    Jan 30, 2015 5:35 AM

    Candidates for the College of DuPage board of trustees are nearly unanimous in their opposition to the existing board's controversial decision to approve a $762,000 buyout package for the president of the Glen Ellyn school. One incumbent defends the amount. Here are their responses one by one.


    DNA tests raise questions in N. Chicago attack conviction

    Marvin Williford, 43, of Chicago,

    Jan 30, 2015 5:31 AM

    Long-awaited DNA test results in a savage North Chicago attack show no link to the Chicago man who was convicted of the crime and sentenced to prison, defense attorneys said in Lake County court Thursday.

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