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Commuter-rail boosters want to update plan

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 6, 2014 Proponents of the SouthEast Service commuter rail line are putting out a call for engineering-planning consultants to update current studies that could include the possibility of Metra’s Randolph Street Station serving as the northern terminus. This morning the Southeast Commuter Rail Transit District notified approximately 36 planning and […]

E Will, SE Cook communities: Metra’s have-nots

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com April 1, 2014 A nearly 20-year effort to establish commuter rail service from the LaSalle Street Metra Station southeast to Balmoral Racing Park may be out of steam, according to a mayor involved in the effort. “Significant roadblocks have been thrown up recently that have caused me to wonder if this […]

Howard, Ogalla talk district issues with state pols

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 28, 2014 [Revised & updated as of 02:30 p.m. 03-28-14] In February, Crete-area resident Zachary Nelson notified Eastern Will County News that a train had been blocking Elmscourt Lane southwest of Balmoral Racing Park since 10 the previous evening. That train continued blocking the crossing “for over two days,” says […]