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Local CVB Leader Chairs State Tourism Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bob Navarro, President & CEOSubmitted by Christine Book for IHC CVB 800-926-2262 or 815-588-7944 April 3, 2011, Romeoville, IL – Coordinating … Read more ›

Bucky's Express gas station in Hoffman Estates is selling premium gasoline for $4.71 a gallon. (Mary Rakoczy/TribLocal)

Gas prices: Can you top that?

Shelling out wads of cash to fill up the car can make any jaw-dropped driver gulp. Next time you top off at the pump, see … Read more ›

Tollway plugs in electric car charging stations

Gov. Pat Quinn today joined officials with the Illinois Tollway to highlight a network of electric car charging stations that are being installed across the … Read more ›

(Tribune illustration / March 13, 2012)

Metra reports improved on-time performance

Metra said today that trains on its 11 lines were on-time 97.4 percent of the time last month. That overall on-time percentage would rank February … Read more ›

Tollway tries to win back some good will

In a calculated move, the Illinois Tollway is attempting to win back fans among drivers who are still angry and confused about higher tolls that … Read more ›

Tollway to webcast bid openings

Beginning Thursday, the Illinois Tollway will begin hosting live webcasts of all construction contract bid openings, giving the public and contractors the ability to watch … Read more ›

1 injured after Metra Rock Island train involved in accident

One person was injured after a Metra Rock Island train hit a vehicle this afternoon. Train No. 409, scheduled to arrive in Joliet at 5:24pm, … Read more ›

RTA fears funding bill would jeopardize major mass-transit projects

Federal legislation that would bar mass-transit projects from getting gasoline tax revenue is “financially perilous” to Chicago’s public transit system, state and local transportation officials … Read more ›

Metra commuters wait to depart Ogilvie Transportation Center on the Union Pacific West line to Elburn on the first day of fare increases Wednesday. (E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune / February 1, 2012)

Riders cope as Metra rolls out higher fares

Commuters seemed to be grudgingly adjusting Wednesday to Metra’s biggest-ever fare increase, although some were caught unaware of a new policy that eliminated a half-day … Read more ›

Metra commuters purchase fares at Union Station Wednesday morning. (E. Jason Wambsgans/ Chicago Tribune)

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 ›