CBS 2’s Dave Savini launched an investigation to find out what passengers are being exposed to.
The Chicago metropolitan area ranked 14th worst in the nation for 24-hour particle pollution – also known as soot – and 20th worst for high ozone levels – also known as smog – and annual particle pollution, according to the Lung Association.
Air Quality Alert Extended Through Wednesday
This summer may be one of the hottest in recent memory, but it is also one of the worst for air quality.
You might be inclined to hold your breath upon hearing this news – air quality in Illinois is getting a little worse.
Metra is pleading with U.S. House Republicans not to eliminate federal funding that would be spent on improving the air quality at its downtown train terminals.
Sen. Dick Durbin on Monday sent letters to the heads of several agencies asking them to review the findings of a recent investigative report which showed that Metra commuters and workers may be exposed to excessively high levels of diesel soot.