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.
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.
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…
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Anyone using the South Shore or other public transportation had better grab the first empty seat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Annabel Perez-Juliano, of Chesterton, exits a westbound train Saturday at the McCormick Place NICTD/Metra Station in Chicago. The South Shore, Metra, Amtrak and Canadian National trains all pass under McCormick Place, which was going to host the G-8 and NATO summits. The White House is movin…
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