Metra Apologizes, Adds Cars To Relieve Overcrowding On BNSF TrainsSome BNSF trains have been so crowded during the morning rush this week, Metra issued a letter of apology, and decided to add extra cars to a half dozen trains beginning Wednesday morning.
CTA Launches Text Alerts To Avoid Overcrowding During Chicago Cubs' Night GamesRiders can sign-up to receive text alerts from the CTA informing them when either to wait awhile or that it is a good time to ride.
Metra Seeks More Spare Train Cars, Better E-AlertsMetra soon hopes to give you E-alerts about trains at specific times, not just for specific lines.
State Prison Intake Center Is Focus Of Crowding DisputeInside what could be Illinois' most important correctional facility -- its main inmate intake center -- hundreds of newly convicted prisoners are sleeping in a gym, a health care unit, converted common spaces and "staging areas" next to bus garages after they arrive from county jails.
Commissioner Seeks To Help Low-Level Jail Inmates Post BondA Cook County commissioner has proposed the county help non-violent criminal defendants post their bail, in order to ease overcrowding at the jail.
6 Illinois Prisons To Set Up Temporary HousingSecurity is being undermined at Illinois' prisons because of overcrowding and the need for space, a prison watchdog group said Thursday after state officials confirmed that six medium-security prisons would be using gymnasiums to temporarily house extra inmates.
Oswego Area Parents Furious Over Possible School ChangesIt could be a contentious school board meeting Monday in Oswego Community School District 308.
2 County Morgue Workers Fired, 1 Threatens To Come Back With GunThe overcrowding scandal at the Cook County Medical Examiner's office has cost two workers their jobs and led to disciplinary action against a third.
County Board Delays Vote On Making It Easier To Fire Medical ExaminerThe Cook County Board has decided to slow down on taking away Cook County Medical Examiner Nancy Jones' job-for-life status over the scandal involving bodies stacked on top of one another at the morgue.