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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

Final Phase Of $30 Million Ravenswood Metra Overhaul, Bridge Replacement Scheduled To Launch In October

The $30 million project to renovate 11 bridges along Metra’s UP-N line and build a Ravenswood train station was first announced in 2010.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Long-Delayed Edgewater Metra Station Will Break Ground This Year

Work is slated to begin in September on a project first announced in 2012.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Metra Riders Say Trains Are Empty As Workers Stay Home, But Ridership Steady So Far On The CTA, Agency Says

CTA riders are still packing buses and trains, the agency says, but that might change as more businesses urge staffers to work from home.


3 Adults, 1 Child Seriously Injured When Car Hit By Metra Train In South Shore

The crash came hours after a pedestrian was hit by a train along Metra's South Chicago line near 73rd Street.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Metra’s Grayland Station And Bridge Getting Upgrades

Construction on the $22.3 million project is expected to start before the end of summer.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Overhaul Of 59th Street Metra Station Will Bring Back Long-Closed Entrance, Add Accessibility

Plans to install an elevator would make the station accessible, while the 60th Street entrance — closed for more than three decades — would be reopened.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

New Edgewater, Auburn Gresham Metra Stations Finally Back On Track After State Funding Restored

The latest timeline has the project expecting to break ground in spring of 2020 and taking about a year to complete.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

New Beverly Pizza Restaurant That Aims To Fund Programs For Englewood School Derailed By Metra Construction

"This has slowed everything down. I've got bread growing mold, sausages and vegetables going bad," said Tamar Manasseh, founder of Mothers Against Senseless Killings.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Metra Cleans Up Trash Piles After Neighbor Complains On Twitter, But Littering Still A Big Problem Near Hermosa Park

Within 90 minutes of the post about a filthy area behind a Metra fence, the agency dispatched crews and cleaned it up.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Setting Tracks On Fire, Golf Clubbing Brakes And Other Ways The Trains Keep Moving In Chiberia

The CTA has "snow fighter" trains. How cool is that?


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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