Pat Quinn 88% Toll Tax Hike Gives Metra Room to Hike Fares without Fear of Lost Customers

With the increase in gasoline and diesel prices, Metra already had a good excuse to raise commuter fares. But, with the 88% Toll Tax Hike, there is now even less possibility of losing railroad passengers to their cars. The Daily … Continue reading

1,204 Foot Wichita, Kansas, Broadcast Tower Collapses End of Last Month

I remember the chastisement I received in an email for showing a collapsed broadcast tower whose image had been projected on the McHenry County College Conference Center screen. BMB Communications Management spokesman John Maguire said I should have used a … Continue reading

Rear of Prairie Grove Grade School District 46 Bus Hangs Over Railroad Track During Tenth Anniversary Week of Fox River Grove Bus/Train Crash

You might think that local school districts would have learned a lesson from the Fox River Grove tragedy that occurred ten years ago. But, one apparently hasn’t. I was driving west on Crystal Lake Avenue this afternoon about 1:35 and … Continue reading