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

Manzullo Seeks McHenry County Amtrak Stop

Didn’t know an Amtrak route is planned through McHenry County. Well, if you are a regular reader of McHenry County Blog, you would. Links to McHenry County Blog’s stories follow: April 3, 2010 – Quinn Says Amtrak Going Through Belvidere … Continue reading

Metra Ridgefield Station Chugs Along, But Planning and Zoning Commissioners Want Traffic Improvements, Too

The Crystal Lake Planning and Zoning Commission gave preliminary approval to Metra’s proposed Ridgefield Train Station, but conditioned it on making multi-million dollar road improvements recommended by city engineering firm Patrick Engineering. The improvements, most overdue, according to Patrick engineers … 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