Metra repairs "pull aparts" in the tracks using flames.Michael Gillis/Metra

This Is Why Metra Sets Its Tracks On Fire In The Really Cold Weather

"We are warming up the tracks so that we can make the repair, but it's not something we do in normal service to warm the tracks," a Metra spokesman said.

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Apartment Complex Replacing Avondale’s Red Apple Buffet Calls For Rents Between $2K – $2.5K, No Affordable Units

Some neighbors took issue with the rent prices, saying longtime residents can't afford it. "To be perfectly blunt, no family can afford $2,500 a month in this neighborhood," one said.