Storms overnight cause flooding but little damage

Metra this week announced proposed Electric Line schedule changes that the rail agency says will improve service and attract more customers without increasing costs. The changes include service cuts, mostly on lightly used branch line trains.

Also, the number of mainline trains on Saturday is being reduced.

Metra says the proposed changes reflect a decline in Electric Line ridership in recent years.

In the last six years, ridership on the Electric Line has declined nearly 14 percent, down 1.4 million passenger trips. That’s 61 percent of the total decline in total . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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