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  • Dillard expected to be next RTA chairman Jun 24, 2014 3:25 PM
    Looks like Sen. Kirk Dillard could be the next RTA chairman. A vote is expected Wednesday and the former GOP gubernatorial hopeful should have the votes, one board member says. As a Metra and CTA rider, Dillard said he knows about delays first-hand and "my blood boils" when service breaks down.

  • Has Metra missed the universal fare card train? Jun 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    July 1 marks the dawn of the universal fare card in Illinois. On that date, Pace and the CTA officially switch over to Ventra, the new joint fare system. But wait, you say, there are three transit agencies in the region. Where does Metra fit in? Can you wave your Ventra card at the conductor and have it be accepted as a Metra fare? The answer is — no, Metra officials said last week.

  • Road repairs slowing traffic in Carol Stream Jun 23, 2014 9:00 PM
    Portions of Gary Avenue in Carol Stream are down to one lane in each direction this week as work continues on an $11.3 million project to improve traffic safety and flow along the much-traveled road. The project extends from North Avenue on the south to Army Trail Road on the north and will include resurfacing, drainage improvements, improved traffic signals and, in some areas, road widening.

  • Metra, Lombard hosting open house for pedestrian underpass project Jun 23, 2014 5:49 PM
    Anyone curious to learn more about a pedestrian underpass project slated to begin next week in downtown Lombard is welcome to attend an open house Wednesday evening to meet with project officials and ask questions. The open house will run from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the Helen Plum Memorial Library. The underpass project is part of a $7.8 million makeover of Lombard’s Metra station that includes the addition of canopies and shelters on the platforms, new retaining walls, accessible ramps and landscaping.

  • Metra train collides with car near Hinsdale Jun 23, 2014 9:05 AM
    A Metra train collided with a car Monday near Hinsdale, causing more delays on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line, according to the Chicago Tribune. The accident occurred around 7:35 a.m. Outbound trains are operating 30 to 70 minutes behind schedule, the Metra website is reporting.

  • State funds secured for Elk Grove road project Jun 22, 2014 4:11 PM
    State funding totaling $400,000 will help pay for an estimated $1.4 million road reconstruction project next year near Mead Junior High School.

  • BNSF pledges better communication in light of train delays Jun 20, 2014 4:50 PM
    Sorry your train moved like a snail earlier in June, BNSF Railroad executives said at a Metra meeting. The slowdowns, caused by repairs, followed after a May filled with BNSF delays in order to replace rail ties.

  • More Des Plaines streets to be resurfaced thanks to back sales taxes Jun 20, 2014 4:42 PM
    A Des Plaines business that owed the city millions in back sales taxes is helping fund a $2 million street resurfacing project this summer. “We’re not only able to spend $1 million, we can in fact spend $2 million and get more resurfacing done,” said Tim Oakley, the city’s director of public works and engineering.

  • Mulder, Schaffer exit Metra board Jun 20, 2014 5:42 PM
    Outgoing Metra board Directors Arlene Mulder and Jack Schaffer were serenaded by colleagues Friday. Chairman Martin Oberman told Schaffer he'd need to appoint a "chairman of outspokenness" in his absence.

  • Hundreds of flights canceled, some still delayed at O’Hare Jun 20, 2014 8:49 AM
    Some 660 flights were canceled at O’Hare International Airport on Thursday due to low visibility brought on by Wednesday night’s severe weather, officials said.

  • Freight train hits pedestrian in Lake Forest Jun 19, 2014 8:51 PM
    A freight train struck a pedestrian Thursday night near the Metra station in Lake Forest, officials said. Police responded to the scene about 8 p.m. near Everett and Waukegan roads.

  • IDOT: Stay off the Kennedy again this weekend! Jun 19, 2014 5:44 PM
    Don't do it! Don't drive on the Kennedy Expressway downtown, IDOT once again is warning drivers as it prepares for the second phase of construction on the Ontario feeder. Lane closures are Friday night through early Monday morning.

  • Security fee on airline tickets set to rise Jun 19, 2014 4:09 PM
    The proposed changes will be published Friday in the Federal Register and take effect 30 days later.Congress approved higher TSA fees as part of a December budget deal. Despite protests against the TSA’s proposal, Congress dictated that the security fee rise to $5.60.

  • Chicago Executive neighbors get noisy over possible runway extension Jun 19, 2014 7:24 PM
    Wheeling and Prospect Heights residents living near Chicago Executive Airport were seemingly louder Wednesday than the planes that fly over their homes every day. About 30 community members attended the airport board’s monthly meeting that quickly turned raucous, leading police officers to show up to monitor the crowd.

  • Lawmakers want new hearings on O’Hare noise Jun 19, 2014 6:37 PM
    Three members of Congress are calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to hold new public hearings and redo an environmental impact study of the O’Hare International Airport modernization project. U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley, Tammy Duckworth and Jan Schakowsky accused the FAA of failing to focus on areas most affected by the changes during public hearings.

  • Tollway moves on $7 million wetlands project Jun 18, 2014 7:20 PM

    By Marni Pyke

    Illinois tollway directors approved spending $7.1 million Wednesday to restore wetlands in the south suburbs as compensation for wetlands damaged during construction on the Jane Addams Tollway (I-90). Herlihy Mid-Continent Co. will convert 162 acres of farmland back to its natural state at the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's Orland Grassland South site near Orland Park.

  • Naperville approves street resurfacing despite cost concerns Jun 18, 2014 9:39 AM
    Naperville will move ahead with roughly 13 miles of street resurfacing this summer even though bids for the work came in higher than expected. The city council on Tuesday approved a $5,049,362 contract with R.W. Dunteman Co. of Addison to overlay existing asphalt, replace deteriorated curbs and fix sidewalks along 12.83 miles of neighborhood streets.

  • CTA derailment interrupts service Jun 17, 2014 8:54 PM
    The derailment of a Chicago Transit Authority train caused delays for elevated train service traveling through the Loop. CTA officials say a set of wheels of came off the tracks over Van Buren Street shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Ventra deadline approaching for Pace, CTA: 10 things to know Jun 17, 2014 8:24 PM
    Pace is pulling out the stops to get the 35 percent of riders not using Ventra to get with the new fare system before July 1. Cash will still be accepted on buses but there's no more free transfers. Here's what you need to know about Pace and CTA's transition to Ventra.

  • Northbound lane of Farnsworth in Aurora to reopen by 5:30 a.m. Jun 18, 2014 12:05 AM
    One northbound lane of Farnsworth Avenue between Molitor and Reckinger roads in Aurora remains closed so workers can repair a gas leak, authorities said. This lane will be open by 5:30 a.m.

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