Panel Suggests Fixes For Growing Amtrak, Metra, And Freight Train DelaysHoward Learner, president of Chicago's Environmental Law and Policy Center, said the problems can best be described this way: If each airline at O'Hare International Airport had its own traffic controllers, the result would be chaos. Learner said that effectively is what the nation's major railroads are doing.
Extensive Delays On Metra As Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For ChicagoWhile high winds prompted extensive delays on several Metra train lines, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Chicago area and surrounding counties Monday morning.
Switch Project Means Delays, Platform Changes For Metra Riders At Union StationAmtrak will begin a 40-day project to revamp switches on the south end of Union Station, and that could mean delays and platform changes for riders on the BNSF, SouthWest Service and Heritage Corridor lines.
Bad Weather Causes Delays, Cancelations At Chicago's AirportsDelays of up to 90 minutes were reported at O’Hare, where more than 735 flights had been canceled.
Switching Problems Create Major CTA Delays In The LoopService on the 'L' tracks in the Loop was back to normal Monday afternoon, after a major headache during the morning commute forced the CTA to reroute three train lines, and riders were delayed as long as 90 minutes.
Southwest Airlines Socked With $1.6M Fine For Midway Delays Last WinterIt's a record fine for violating federal rules against long tarmac delays.
CEO Confident Metra Will Avoid Last Winter's Weather DelaysAfter a solid performance in its first major winter weather test on Tuesday, Metra’s top official said the commuter rail agency has been spending what it takes to keep the system running as smoothly as possible during the bitter cold.
Seven Years After Murder, Victim's Family Still Waiting For JusticeReginald Potts was arrested just three months after the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend Nailah Franklin in 2007. He's yet to go to trial. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
Metra UP North Line Trains Delayed After Tree Falls On TracksMetra UP North Line trains were running again Wednesday morning, although with delays of up to 54 minutes, after a tree fell on the tracks near Kenilworth.
Southwest Suburbs Hit Hardest By Flooding; Burbank Schools ClosedHeavy rains have caused major flooding across much of the Chicago area overnight, especially in the southwest suburbs, where at least two school districts were forced to cancel classes at all its schools.
Metra BNSF Railway Service Restored After Two Killed By TrainService on Metra's BNSF Railway was back to normal Friday morning, although with some minor delays, the morning after a train struck and killed two people in the Little Village neighborhood.
Normal Blue Line Service Resuming After Major DelaysAfter commuters had to deal with nearly four hours of major delays on the Blue Line, due to a power outage on tracks near a downtown subway station, CTA officials said service was returning to normal Wednesday afternoon.