Metra to Commuters: Get Ready to Wait Monday
After the extremely cold temperatures of early January caused train delays and cancellations, Metra is getting out ahead of the extremely cold temperatures of late January.
An alert posted to the Metra website Friday morning warns riders that trains are "likely" to be delayed Monday, when the National Weather Service is forecasting a high temperature of -4 degrees and a low temperature of -18.
"Please allow extra travel time to assure safe passage to and from your destination," the Metra alert reads. "In the interest of safety, we will be operating at reduced speeds, if necessary, to reduce the stress on the rails. Cold weather often leads to slower boarding and we therefore expect station stops to be longer than usual."
—By Lorraine Swanson
Also This Week …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29
- Trinity Lutheran School Open House: The school will be hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Go to Patch's Events Calendar for more details.
- Choosing the Best College at the Least Cost: This seminar at 7 p.m. at the Tinley Park Public Library will give parents with college-bound kids tips on what they need to do financially.
- John Devlin: The musician performs from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Ed & Joe's Pizza. Go to the restaurant's website for details.
- Hillbilly Rockstarz: The group performs at J.W. Hollstein's Saloon. Go to the bar's website for more details.
SATURDAY, FEB. 1
Comedy Event for Women: Author and stand-up comic Tracy DeGraaf will perform her one-woman show, Life Happens Laugh Anyway, at 7 p.m. at Southbridge Church, 15500 S. 73rd Ave., Orland Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Go to Patch's Events Calendar for more details.
Check out Tinley Park Patch's Events Calendar to find out what else is going on and to add your own activities to the mix.