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Fueled by development and affordable housing, Will County added about 175,000 people in the last decade, but local officials have long complained that the options for commuting to downtown Chicago from the fast-growing county have not kept pace.
Local, state and federal officials are expected to announce Monday that funding has been set aside for a study on increasing Metra service on the Heritage Corridor Line. The funding from the Illinois Department of Transportation is coming at the
With a $32 million grant in hand, Joliet officials are hopeful that a new transportation center will put the city on the map as a regional transportation hub. Joliet officials recently learned of the state grant, which came just one week after the
The state's original superhighway the historic 96-mile Illinois & Michigan Canal has been embraced by most communities along its course, but overlooked by others. But an advocacy group, mindful of the canal's history and potential as a recreation and
Details of the "pedestrian accident" were not immediately known, but according to Metra, it happened this afternoon near the Stone Avenue station on tracks used by both the Amtrak and Metra. Inbound and outbound trains were experiencing up to 30-
Ontario initially requested $15 million in compensation from the Mounties, court heard Tuesday. A former Toronto TV broadcaster testified in St. John's, N.L., that she was in a state of menopausal exhaustion when she became ensnared in a mid-flight
Firefighters from at least six communities battled a stubborn fire in a Lemont scrapyard on Monday. The fire began about 4 p.m. at Lemont Scrap Processing, 16229 New Ave. The thick smoke affected traffic on Interstate 355 as well as Metra trains. No