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Metra weighs extending service to Kendall County

Bridge work to shut northbound Tri-State from I-88 to I-90 at midnight Saturday

Mayor proposes “first of its kind” cargo center at O’Hare

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed the development of a cargo center at O’Hare International Airport that would store perishable items such as flowers, food, and medicine.

On Wednesday, Emanuel introduced to the City Council the measure establishing an agreement with Chicago Perishable Center, Inc. for the operation of a 27,000 square foot center just east of O’Hare’s Terminal 5. If the measure receives the Council’s approval, the center will open next year.

As vote on parking meter agreement nears, some aldermen still hope for a buyback option

Aldermen from the Committee on Finance spent another day going over the fine print of the city’s renegotiated parking meter lease agreement.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel brokered the changes to the deal between the city and Chicago Parking Meters LLC for the operation of Chicago’s parking meter system. Those changes affect how the city and the company collect meter data as well as when and where drivers are charged for parking.

Bike-sharing service starts selling memberships today

RTA permit users will switch to Ventra, agency says

United Airlines restarting Boeing 787 flights Monday

Metra cops riding overtime express, with some making more in OT than regular pay

Red line construction project gets started

Metra board ‘pulls plug’ for now on Wi-Fi

The Metra Board of Directors on Friday expressed frustration with cost estimates for plans to provide free wireless Internet on passenger trains, and the matter was sent back to the committee level.

In January, Metra entered into a $200,000 contract with San Francisco-based Xentrans for the company to first study the Wi-Fi issue, and second put forth a Request for Proposals to private vendors capable of supplying Wi-Fi on trains system-wide.

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