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Transportation Tue Jan 21 2014

Metra Tries to Get Back on Track After Chiberia

It doesn't bear repeating that commuting on Metra during "Chiberia" earlier this month was a nightmare.

But even as Chicago sizzled to 36 degrees last week and most of the snow melted, Metra's still experiencing trouble with its service. Trains on the Union Pacific Line were forced to run a car or two short due to last week's weather.

Because of the cancellations and service disruptions these first two weeks of the new year, Tribune reporter Richard Wronski explains that Metra is likely to miss its 95 percent on time performance goal for January.

What do you think? Did Metra handle Chiberia as well as it could?

Watch the full story on WGN here:

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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...


Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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