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The Old Chicago Main Post Office building at 433 W. Van Buren St. (Credit: CBS)

Durbin, Amtrak: Venting Issues At Old Post Office Hurt Union Station

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Monday he hopes the owner of the Old Post Office building is going to make good on his word to help vent harmful exhaust fumes from Union Station, located just below the building.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2012

A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra Riders Rush To Buy Tickets Before Fare Hike

Irritated commuters rushed Tuesday to buy Metra tickets before fare hikes averaging 25 percent go into effect Wednesday, but they couldn’t buy more than a month’s worth of discounted 10-ride passes, thanks to a Metra policy designed to prevent stockpiling.

01/31/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Apologizes For Monday’s Union Station Delays

Metra is apologizing to riders a day after signal problems forced Union Station commuters to experience lengthy delays, crowded conditions and communication issues.

01/10/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Switching Problems Cause Metra Delays At Union Station

Metra trains were delayed up to 45 minutes Monday night because of a switching problem near a Downtown station.

01/09/2012

(Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

City, Suburbs Offer Public Transportation To Bears Game

Football fans attending Sunday’s Bears game against the Seattle Seahawks have plenty of ways to get to the game — including CTA, Metra, Pace and numerous parking lot options. The Bears host the Seahawks at noon at Soldier Field.

12/17/2011

222 S. Riverside Plaza

Building That Planner Wants Torn Down Gets New Name

You might not have known the name of the high-rise building that hangs over the main concourse of Union Station to begin with, but on Friday it is acquiring the name of its primary tenant, Fifth Third Bank.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Dick Durbin

Durbin Concerned About Funding For Transit Projects

CHICAGO (CBS) — Speaking at a news conference at Union Station yesterday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he’s concerned what this week has in store for the 3.4 million passengers who ride trains in and […]

10/17/2011

Metra Train

Big Delays On Metra’s BNSF Line From Aurora

Commuters can expect delays this morning on Metra’s BNSF line after a disabled freight train halted five trains inbound into the city.

09/22/2011

Prakul Kumar, 22, was reported missing on Sept. 3, 2011, after he and his father got separated at Union Station and his father could not find him. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

College Student Found Safe After Going Missing At Union Station

A college student who went missing at Union Station over the weekend has been found safe on the Northwest Side.

09/04/2011

Metra-Amtrak Crash

Amtrak, Metra Trains Collide At Union Station

An Amtrak train hit a Metra commuter train Friday morning at Union Station, sending as many as 12 people to area hospitals.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2011

Union Station (CBS)

Architect Wants To Expand Union Station

CHICAGO (WBBM) – Union Station is running out of room for trains, even though Metra commuters are asking for more service, Amtrak is setting ridership records, and advocates want to make Union Station the hub […]

WBBM Newsradio–05/30/2011

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Report: Quinn Wants Amtrak For Downtown-O’Hare Route

A published report says Amtrak is considering whether it is financially possible to offer nonstop service from downtown to O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2011

Metra Train

Report: Metra Pollution Worse Than Thought

An examination of Metra’s pollution problems reveals riders may be at greater risk than originally believed.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2011

(Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

City, Suburbs Offer Public Transportation To Bears Game

Football fans attending Sunday’s Bears playoff game against the Green Bay Packers have plenty of ways to get to the game — including CTA, Metra, Pace and numerous parking lot options.

01/23/2011

Metra Train

Metra: No Health Hazard From Soot

A series of tests have concluded that fumes from Metra trains do not pose a health hazard to commuters.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2011

Metra Train

Metra Task Force Tackles Pollution Problems

A Metra task force meets today as it probes high levels of pollution recently revealed by an independent investigation.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2010

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra To Meet On High Soot Levels

The commuter rail agency takes issue with findings of air quality tests at its two busiest downtown terminals, and aboard trains leaving them.

WBBM Newsradio–11/08/2010

Soldier Field, Home of the Chicago Bears

Guide To Soldier Field

While a visit to Soldier Field is guaranteed to be more enjoyable than any visiting team, it never hurts to get a little more acquainted with Walter Payton’s newly renovated lake house.

10/06/2010

Union Station (CBS)

Major Makeover Coming For Union Station

Union Station is getting a makeover, to the tune of $40 million.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2010

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