Metra Chair Warns Of Shutdown Without Extension Of Rail Safety System DeadlineThe head of Metra’s board of directors has urged Congress to extend the deadline to install some costly safety equipment, or the commuter rail line and other railroads could be forced to come to a halt.
Railroads Threaten Shutdown Without Extension Of Safety System DeadlineThe nation's major freight railroads are threatening partial or total shutdowns Jan. 1, unless Congress extends the deadline for installing new signaling systems and software -- and Metra and Amtrak are caught in the middle.
Kirk, Lipinski To FAA: How Could One Person Create So Much Air-Traffic Chaos?Two members of Illinois' congressional delegation want answers from the FAA, which was largely silent Friday.
Quinn: State Police Help Investigate Airport DisruptionThe governor says it will take an investigation of how a worker set fire at the suburban air traffic control facility before officials can start to talk about how to prevent something like this from happening again.
Federal Employees Grateful To Work Again, But Leery Of CongressThe deal in Congress keeps them on the job until at least Jan. 15, when the new budget expires. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with Chicago workers.
Furloughed In Chicago: For Some, The Uncertainty Is The Worst PartWhat happens when the government shuts down and you’re put on furlough? Well, events might unfold like this...
Green Line Ashland/63rd Branch To Shut Down For Weekend WorkPreparation for spring construction on the CTA’s Red Line will lead to the shutdown of weekend service on the Ashland/63rd branch of the Green Line for three consecutive weekends beginning at 10 p.m. Friday.
Authorities Shut Down Parties At Club And Community Center Hundreds of people poured out of two Chicago parties overnight, as firefighters discovered several code violations, and shut things down.
Letter: Illinois Abandons Aug. 31 Prison ClosingsGov. Pat Quinn has officially abandoned his hope of shutting down some Illinois prison facilities by the end of the week, according to a Corrections Department letter obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
Crash Shuts Down Jane Addams Tollway In McHenry CountyThe Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) was shut down in both directions in McHenry County Friday morning, following a serious crash.
CTA To Hold Hearings On Red Line Shutdown PlanCTA officials have been working hard behind the scenes to have some answers to placate South Side Red Line riders when two public hearings take place next week on the reconstruction project, and its scheduled five month shutdown.
Emanuel Defends Plan To Close Dan Ryan Red Line For 5 Months