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World Cup crowds prompt South Shore, Metra booze bans

Fans planning to take the South Shore to Chicago Thursday for the viewing party in Grant Park for the USA vs. Germany World Cup soccer match will have to leave the alcohol at home.

June 26, 2014 6:54 am

Illinois House speaker cleared in transit probe

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | An investigation into whether Illinois' powerful House speaker improperly influenced hiring at Chicago's scandal-tarnished Metra commuter rail agency found no legal violations, according to the Democratic lawmaker's office.

April 10, 2014 3:55 pm
Report: Madigan influenced Chicago transit hiring

Report: Madigan influenced Chicago transit hiring

CHICAGO | A task force asked to scrutinize metropolitan Chicago's transit agencies said it found evidence that House Speaker Michael Madigan directed Metra to hire and promote certain candidates, contributing to an environment in which corruption and mismanagement could flourish.

April 01, 2014 7:44 pm
Report: Madigan influenced Chicago transit hiring

Report: Madigan influenced Chicago transit hiring

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, speaks to reporters Tuesday after a House committee hearing on a constitutional amendment to protect voters against discrimination at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. A task force appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn to scrutini…

April 01, 2014 12:29 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: My dream of development 10 years from now

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: My dream of development 10 years from now

In May 2024, I will be celebrating my 76th birthday, surrounded by friends and family and commemorating having just shot my age at Lost Marsh. This is my fantasy; write your own.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
America is on board with public transportation

America is on board with public transportation

Anyone using the South Shore or other public transportation had better grab the first empty seat.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
Metra success hard to ignore

Metra success hard to ignore

On one side of the border is a sprawling 488-mile commuter rail system with 11 separate tentacles connecting Chicago's Loop with some of the Midwest's most affluent communities.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Unclear track ahead for South Shore extension

Unclear track ahead for South Shore extension

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana lawmakers will have to be creative and quick during the 10-week legislative session that begins Monday if the state is to play a role in extending the South Shore Line into south Lake County.

January 04, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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South Holland's De Graff says he won't quit Metra board

CHICAGO | At a time when Republican members of the Cook County Board are trying to get Metra board officials to resign in the wake of financial problems at the commuter railroad, a south suburb’s representative says he has no intention of quitting.

September 12, 2013 2:10 pm

Emanuel to appoint new member of Metra board

CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday that he plans to appoint attorney and former independent alderman Martin Oberman to the troubled Metra Board of Directors.

September 09, 2013 2:21 pm

Wire problems delaying Metra, South Shore trains at 63rd St.

Metra is reporting wire problems at the 63rd Street station in Chicago are significantly delaying trains on the Metra Electric and South Shore commuter rail lines in both directions.

July 19, 2013 8:05 am

Madigan asked Metra to give pay raise to associate

CHICAGO | Powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Thursday he asked senior staff at the Metra commuter rail agency to consider a pay raise for an associate who was employed there, but withdrew the recommendation after Metra's then-CEO expressed discomfort over it.

July 11, 2013 7:45 pm

South Shore Line study on track for Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | The future of the South Shore Line and its governing board would be the topic of a General Assembly study this summer under legislation approved Tuesday by the Indiana House.

February 19, 2013 6:00 pm Related

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Metra trains getting defibrillators

CHICAGO | Metra is installing hundreds of portable, easy-to-use defibrillators on all of its trains, becoming only the second major transit system in the country to make the lifesaving machines available on trains, officials said Thursday.

December 27, 2012 8:45 pm

Skyway ramp to Dan Ryan reopens

CHICAGO | All lanes of the ramp from the Chicago Skyway to the Dan Ryan Expressway reopened as planned at 5 a.m. Wednesday after damage to a bridge there forced their closure more than 24 hours earlier.

October 17, 2012 7:43 am

Skyway ramp to Dan Ryan expected open Wednesday

CHICAGO | All lanes on the Dan Ryan Expressway at the ramp for the inbound Chicago Skyway were expected open at 5 a.m. Wednesday after the installation of shoring towers and the removal of portions of a concrete bridge after they were damaged Tuesday.

October 16, 2012 4:15 pm
Metra engineer retires after 42 years

Metra engineer retires after 42 years

Metra engineer Hector Feliciano is greeted by well-wishers after piloting a train for the final time upon arrival at the Chicago Street Station in Elgin, Ill. Feliciano retired after 42 years of service.

July 16, 2012 12:00 am
Metra engineer retires after 42 years of service

Metra engineer retires after 42 years of service

Metra engineer Hector Feliciano waves after piloting a train for the final time upon arrival at the Chicago Street Station in Elgin, Ill. Feliciano retired after 42 years of service.

July 16, 2012 12:00 am
Metra engineer retires after 42 years

Metra engineer retires after 42 years

ELGIN, Ill. | Train 2231 pulled into the Elgin Depot on July 3 just after 6 p.m., setting off a handful of small dynamite "torpedoes," adding loud bangs to the sounds of its own whistle and a cheering crowd.

July 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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NICTD faces NATO showdown

Passengers who travel on South Shore Line commuter trains might have to find alternative transportation during the NATO summit May 20 and 21 at McCormick Place.

March 30, 2012 2:00 pm
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