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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The National Weather Service is predicting between 6 and 7 inches of snow tonight into morning and nasty conditions overall.
Drivers beware tonight. The National Weather Service is predicting that two storm systems will cross paths Thursday night, making a slippery mess of wet snow and rain until Friday morning. Snowfall for Tinley Park is expected to be around 6 to 7 inches. Want to stay on top of breaking news in Tinley Park? Sign up for our daily newsletters and breaking news alerts. NWS says northern suburban Cook County will be hit harder with snow than the south, but drivers should still be very cautious this evening. From NWS: AN AREA OF RAIN AND MIXED RAIN AND WET SNOW ACROSS FAR NORTHERN ILLINOIS WILL EXPAND AND INCREASE IN INTENSITY THIS EVENING...CHANGING TO ALL SNOW FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST THROUGH LATE EVENING. SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES…
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
We asked readers to tell us about their terrible drives home during last Friday's snowstorm for a chance to win Patch gear. Now, it's time to find out what the winner had to put up with to get home.
For a lot of commuters, the Friday night drive home is a glorious time. It means "Goodbye work, hello weekend." But last week, it was more like, "Goodbye work, hello treacherous snow-bound roads." That's why we asked readers to tell us about their commuting horror stories, and we would reward one reader with a prize package of Patch gear. Sifting through the harrowing tales of travel, we picked a winner. Congratulations, Metro, your winter traffic woes make you the lucky (or possibly unlucky) winner. Here's what the reader wrote: Must have been an accident on the Lockport bridge because it was closed for quite a while. When we finally started moving my car starting sliding so I honked my horn to alert the driver ahead of me. Luckily, my …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Commuters had to endure heavy snow, poor road conditions and less-than-considerate drivers to get home Friday night. Share your commuting horror story for a chance to win a Patch prize package.
If reports are to be believed, Friday night's commute home was not pretty. Were you one of the commuters who endured sitting in a cold car for hours and hours, just trying to make it back to your family (or your pet)? Here's your chance to share that trip with everyone else and make all those work-from-home slackers (like certain Patch editors) feel guilty. Post your commuting horror story from Friday night in this story's comments section for a chance to win a Patch Swag package that includes a tote bag, water bottle and other fun stuff. LIVE MAP: Check Out the Traffic Before You Hit the Road Here are a few comments from readers so far from the Frankfort Patch Facebook page. From Gretchen Kron Dust: "At 3:20p my husband began the drive …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Metra Board of Directors will vote next month on several changes to the fare structure before letting the public have their say. A final budget must be approved by RTA in December.
Commuters leaving from the Oak Park Avenue or 80th Avenue train stations in Tinley Park will be coughing up more cash if a Metra Board of Directors gets its way. The board has laid an axe to a proposal that would have cut weekday and weekend trains along the SouthWest Service Line, but are looking at an average 30 percent fare hike to plug a budget hole. Directors have settled temporarily on a proposal from Metra staff to raise one-way tickets by 17 percent, monthly tickets by 29 percent, and 10-ride tickets by 32 percent. In the meantime, they also agreed to discontinue the subsidy for Link-Up and PlusBus passes, round all tickets to the nearest quarter, and shorten all expiration and refund dates on sales. Ten-ride tickets, for instance…