South Suburban School Delays Start Of School Year Due To Asbestos, Does Not Explain To ParentsCountry Club Hills School District 160 was supposed to begin the school year on Wednesday, but instead put it off because of, what it said was "unforeseen construction delays".
Mechanical Failure Delays Several Metra TrainsA mechanical failure delayed trains on Metra’s Milwaukee District West and North Central Service lines Wednesday morning.
Drew Peterson Granted Trial Delay In Murder-For-Hire CaseA southern Illinois judge has granted Drew Peterson's request to delay his trial on charges that the former suburban Chicago police sergeant plotted to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his third wife's death.
Jet Accident At LaGuardia Impacts Travel Elsewhere, Including ChicagoA plane trying to land in driving snow at LaGuardia Airport slid off the runway, forcing that airport to close.
Cold Impedes Fueling For Some Jets At O'HareUnderground fuel lines were having issues because of the icy weather, so American Airlines was using tanker trucks to service some regional jets.
Amtrak Passengers Furious At "Ridiculous" 13-Hour DelayAn Amtrak train headed from Chicago to New York and Boston was delayed for more than 13 hours, and scores of passengers were left scratching their heads, due to several conflicting explanations for the holdup.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Permits Delayed, With No ExplanationThe lag will force cultivation center owners to break ground during the coldest winter months, and, ultimately, delay harvest of the first cannabis crop.
Metra Train Strikes, Kills Person In Northwest SuburbThe person was struck by UP-Northwest Line Train 608 about 5:40 a.m. Friday near 3 Oaks Road and the Cary Depot, according to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis.
Quinn Asks Lawmakers To Give Him Extra Month For Latest Budget AddressQuinn's proposed speech date would be after the March 18 primary election.
Strong Winds Halt Some Metra TrainsUnion Pacific North Line trains from Chicago to Kenosha will be stopped in Zion and Highland Park because of “high wind advisories,” according to Metra.
Tire On Blue Line Tracks Starts Fire On Train, Causing Delays A tire on the CTA Blue Line tracks on the Near West Side started a fire when it was struck by the lead car of an inbound train Saturday morning. The fire was quickly extinguished, no injuries were reported, but Blue Line train riders experienced delays for a few hours following the incident, as the fire was extinguished, the scene was cleaned up and the train removed.
Illinois Gun Buyers Now Waiting More Than 60 Days For FOID CardMore than 70,000 FOID card applications have been received in March, putting it on track to be the record month so far for the program.