December  17  2018




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Red, Brown, Purple line trains halted after person hit by train at Belmont


Des Moines to Get $15.6M Railroad Facility    Iowa




Belleville Depot

Historic Belleville train depot on its way to new life and use    WI


South Shore Holiday Schedule


Metra Alert - Oak Lawn Depot-New depot floor will be installed

December 12 through December 18


Oh what fun it is to ride Metra to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. Starting December 24 - January 4, 2019, fare-paying adults can

bring up to three kids 11 and under along for FREE!

CTA Santa / Holiday Train

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Purple Line (Shuttle & Express)

Train will make one shuttle service trip from Howard (3:15pm) to Linden (3:28pm)

    Train will make one trip from Linden (3:50pm) to the Merchandise Mart (4:35pm)


    Train will make one express trip from Clark/Lake t(4:38pm) to Linden (5:40pm)


    Train will make one shutle service trip from Linden (6:00pm) to Howard (6:17pm)

You can track the CTA Holiday Train using CTA Train Tracker at transitchicago.com/traintracker

and you can find the Holiday Bus at transitchicago.com/holidaybustracker.

CTA Weekday Service Changes -- December 17 - 21



Rail News Media

North America

This New GO Train Route Will Make Commuting From Niagara Falls To Toronto So Much Easier And Faster featured image

New GO Train Route Will Make Commuting From Niagara Falls To Toronto So Much Easier ...

Person hit, killed by train in Germantown  TN

Train derailment 1

UP train derailment under investigation   Oklahoma


Mexico launches $7.4bn Tren Maya railway project




Rail News Media


World rail freight news round-up  12-17-18


Commuter chaos as ScotRail cancels more than 70 trains across country



Rail News Media


Volga-Dnepr cargo jet (copy)

Supersized Russian jet could deliver more 787 engines to Boeing SC

Pre-Christmas Walk



Prudential Plaza 1


Prudential Plaza 2


New Exhibit Chicago Cultural Center




2nd Floor -NE  Cultural Center


Official Chicago Chrismas Tree - Millennium Park


New Starbucks in Pedway in Block 37

Cook County Building tree




Chicago City Hall



Thompson Center - State of Illinois



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FINAL                      SOLDIER FIELD

Division Champs


Hub Arkush: Suddenly, the Chicago Bears are champions again


Bears go from worst to first, clinch NFC North with win over Packers

Chicago Lakefront Weather

Radar Updates

Chicago Area Weather


Seasonably mild temperatures and fair weather are expected over the next couple days. Clouds increase late Tuesday through Wednesday, then precip chances increase into the latter half of the week. Any precipitation looks to stay mainly rain late Wednesday into Thursday, though may briefly change over to snow Thursday or early Friday before precip ends.



News / Views / My Chicago

By this time next week, you may not recognize WLS 890-AM. Gone from the Cumulus Media news/talk station will be the morning show hosted by Big John Howell with Ramblin’ Ray Stevens and the afternoon show hosted by Chicago broadcast legend and Radio Hall of Famer Steve Dahl. This Friday will mark the last day in their respective shifts





Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Congrats to the Chicago Bears on winning the NFC North title. On to the playoffs!




The 10 best things to do during the holidays in Chicago


Millennium Park Campus Holiday Programs


City of Chicago 2019 festival, music, special events dates announced



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