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Lightfoot Urges Feds To Fund Amtrak’s Proposed $850 Million Revamp Of Union Station, Local Train Services

The proposed Chicago Hub Improvement Program would establish new passenger train routes into Union Station from the south and allow Amtrak and Metra trains to run more often. More than 50 other midwestern mayors support the plan.


Concrete-Protected Bike Lanes Come To Milwaukee Avenue On Northwest Side, But Some Are Already Damaged

The barriers have so far been installed sporadically from Addison to Kenneth and replace the painted bike lane and flexi posts.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Metra Service Won’t Be Interrupted As Workers Reach Tentative Agreement

The once-looming work stoppage had Metra officials making plans to halt service Thursday night on four Chicago-area commuter lines, but they'll now run as scheduled.


Milwaukee Avenue Block On Northwest Side Shut Down Through December To Replace Bridge, Speed Up $36 Million Project

The full traffic closure will shave off six months of construction for the project timeline.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Chicago-Area Metra Lines Could Shut Down Friday If Freight Railroad Workers Go On Strike

BNSF, Union Pacific North, Union Pacific Northwest and Union Pacific West trains likely will not run if there is a strike because those lines are owned by and operated by freight railroads, officials said.


Long-Delayed Ravenswood Metra Station Renovation Stalls Again Because Of Supply Chain Issues

The project — announced in 2010 — has faced setbacks due to lack of funding and weather. Officials said they hope to have it done by the end of the year.


Rogers Park Metra Station In Line For Much-Needed Renovation, But Neighbors Ask Rail Service For Better Station Maintenance

The Metra stop has not seen renovations since the early '90s and has fallen into disrepair, neighbors said at a community meeting.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Union Station’s $400+ Million Makeover Awaits Federal Cash That Mayor, Durbin Urge Feds To Approve

Station renovations would include adding express escalators and related work would add rail service from O'Hare Airport to McCormick Place.


Lakeview Residents Say Metra’s UP North Bridge Overhaul Will Put Trains Too Close To Their Homes

The work, which shifts tracks 20 feet west, would leave 1 foot of space between neighbors' property lines and Metra's retention wall. The railroad owns the property, and says it's the only way to replace 120-year-old bridges.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Price Tag For Apostolic Church’s Sweeping Plan To Redevelop Woodlawn Property Could Hit $1 Billion, Developer Says

Cost estimates for the Woodlawn Central project have risen to $700 million-$1 billion, up from an initial $300-$600 million estimate, developer J. Byron Brazier said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

CTA, Metra Say There’ve Been No Threats To Chicago Transit After Brooklyn Subway Shooting

New York City is reeling from a mass shooting on its subway Tuesday morning. Metra is deploying "extra police and security resources."


Neighbors Urge CTA To Add Portable Toilets To Jefferson Park Transit Station To Prevent Public Urination: ‘There Is A Need’

Neighbors reported the area was cleaner after the CTA temporarily added portable toilets last month for its employees.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

New Metra Station In Edgewater Will Help Transform Area, Officials Say: ‘I Am Elated’

The Peterson-Ridge station will open in 2023, 11 years after the project was publicly announced.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Metra To Break Ground On Edgewater Station Next Week After Decade Of Planning

The station at Peterson and Ridge avenues was announced in 2012 but faced many delays.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Metra Begins $36.1 Million Overhaul To Grayland Station In Irving Park

Crews began work last week, and construction is expected to wrap by spring 2024, according to Metra.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Metra To Replace 11 Old Bridges Through Lakeview As Part Of Union Pacific North Line Overhaul

Metra is replacing 120-year-old bridges from Fullerton Avenue to Cornelia Street. Neighbors can learn more at a Thursday night virtual meeting.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Metra’s New Edgewater Station Delayed Yet Again As City Nixes Transit Agency’s Green Groundwater Plan

The project, originally announced in 2012, had construction start dates of September and May. It has been delayed once again.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Planned For Andersonville Community Garden As Neighbors Fight To Save Ailing Species

The West Edgewater Area Residents group will host an info session Thursday on plans to build a butterfly sanctuary at its community garden.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Cook County’s Pilot Program Aims To Boost Metra Electric, Rock Island Ridership By Slashing Fares In Half

Fares have been cut by about 50 percent along the Metra Electric line through Southeast Chicago and Metra's Rock Island line, while Pace's Halsted Street route is receiving service improvements.


Construction Starts Soon On Auburn Park Metra Station Along Rock Island Line

The three-year, multimillion dollar project promises to give Auburn Gresham an economic boost.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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