Tribune Drives Metra Transparency for On-Time Stats

A bit ago, the Chicago Tribune ran an article showing that Metra, Chicago’s commuter rail operation’s transparency. Metra  brags about having over 95% of its trains on time, but some lines are well below that level, the Tribune found. Fortunately, … Continue reading

Marijuana to Chicago by the Railroad Carload

Now the Mexican drug lords are bringing marijuana into Chicago by the train. Whole cars filled with marijuana. It is really hard to comprehend such a large scale operation. The U.S. Attorney’s press release is below: U.S. SEIZES NEARLY 11 … Continue reading

Copycat Suicides, a la Metra

Despite the negative comments that appear under articles published that remind folks that Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano’s highly publicized suicide by stepping in front of a commuter train, it seems others are of similar opinions. Tuesday, the Chicago Sun-Times … Continue reading

18-Year Old and 17-Year Old Passengers Escape Train Wreck

It happened today in Solon Mills. Here’s the information released by the Sheriff’s Department on 18-year old Rick Pries run-in with a Wisconsin Central train. Sheriff’s Office Investigates Train and Car Traffic Crash Sheriff Keith Nygren announced today the investigation … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Amends His Call for a Special Prosecutor for Sheriff Keith Nygren

One might have thought the campaign ended with the Republican primary victory of McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren over Zane Seipler, the deputy Nygren never wants to see in the Sheriff’s Department again. But Seipler’s blog, McHenry County Sheriff’s Department … Continue reading