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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Lori Lightfoot Moves To Disband Chicago’s School Board, Setting Up Major Shift

Lightfoot, who was sworn in Monday, campaigned on a promise to support a switch from a school board appointed by the mayor to one selected by the public.

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Instagram-Friendly BomboBar Adds A Bright New Flavor To Gelato Lineup

The new flavor, Sugar Clouds, will taste like sugar cookies and be topped with glitter sprinkles.