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Most Metra riders will pay 30% more when fare hike kicks in Wednesday

With the largest Metra fare increase about to kick in, longtime train commuter Melinda Shepherd wastes no words summing up her feelings about it: “Angry … Read more ›

Tollway: Traffic down after rate hike

Car traffic on the Illinois Tollway fell during the first week after higher tolls went into effect Jan. 1, the agency said Tuesday. Passenger car … Read more ›

Gas Main Break Snarls Traffic At Greenwood & Dempster

The Journal Online reports: Traffic is expected to be snarled during tonight’s (Tuesday) evening rush at the intersection of Dempster Street and Greenwood Avenue where … Read more ›

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Trips to Cubs Spring Training, Ron Santo Induction Set, Sign Up Now!

District 214 Community Education Travel (CET) is offering two tours for fans of the Chicago Cubs. Cubs Spring Training Arizona Getaway is scheduled for March … Read more ›

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Mighty Mississippi Enthralls Global Visitors

Mighty Mississippi Enthralls Global Visitors Friendship Force Northern Illinois will present "Energizing Exchanges: How the Mississippi River Attracted Ambassadors to the Midwest" on Sunday, January … Read more ›

Adam Crail, 17, and his sister Rachel, 14, fasten their seat belts in the back of their parent's SUV at the Hinsdale Oasis on the Illinois Tollwaya on Wednesday. (Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune)

Backseat seat belt law goes into effect Jan. 1

A new automotive safety law that goes into effect Jan. 1 in Illinois requires all backseat passengers to use seat belts. Gov. Pat Quinn signed … Read more ›

RTA calls commuter tax-break cut ‘not good’

The amount of income that commuters who use mass transit will be eligible to shelter from taxes to pay their fares drops on Jan. 1 … Read more ›

Tollway blames glitch for I-PASS account havoc

The software glitch that wreaked havoc with the I-PASS accounts of several thousand Illinois Tollway customers was fixed Friday, but the cause was still unclear, … Read more ›

Metra train running late for ‘grade-crossing accident’

An inbound Metra train from the north suburbs is running about a half hour behind schedule because of a “grade-crossing accident” north of Libertyville, according … Read more ›


Track work means busing Sunday on Milwaukee North District line

Track work scheduled for the Milwaukee District North Line Sunday will result in passengers being bused between the Lake Forest and Libertyville stations, according to … Read more ›