The Daily Northwestern

Metra fare revenue will increase 5.8 percent next year

Matthew Choi, Copy Chief

November 13, 2016

Filed under City, Local

Metra approved a 5.8 percent increase in fare revenue as part of their budget for 2017. Customers who purchase a one-way ticket will have to pay 25 cents more per trip for all distances, according to a news release. Monthly ...

Police Blotter: Woman charged with retail theft from CVS Pharmacy

Evelyn Metric, Reporter

April 6, 2016

Filed under City, Crime

A woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with retail theft at CVS Pharmacy, 1711 Sherman Ave. The woman was spotted putting items from the store’s shelves in her purse, said Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan....

Police Blotter: Armed robbery reported at Davis Street Metra station

Marissa Page, City Editor

February 22, 2016

Filed under City, Crime

A 43-year-old Chicago resident reported that he was robbed at knifepoint at the Davis Street Metra station Saturday morning, police said. The man told police he was exiting the Metra station, 901 Davis St., at approximately...

Metra avoids shutdown due to legislation extending deadline for safety system installation

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

November 2, 2015

Filed under City

Metra is no longer at risk of shutting down in January after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday extending the deadline for rail systems to install federally mandated safety features. The House approved...