Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wilmette and Kenilworth residents make on average 10 percent of the highest incomes in the state, according to Crain's.
A look at income levels in suburban towns with Metra stops provides a glimpse at the disparity in wealth throughout the area, according to a map by Crain's Chicago Business Journal. Among all Chicago and suburban Metra stops, Wilmette's stop ranked as the 13th highest income with an average income of $130,243, according to Crain's. Wilmette residents have the top 10 percent of the highest average incomes, according to the map. The Metra station that ranked as number one was Kennilworth where the average income came in at $242,188, according to Crain's. Read more and find out how other area suburbs compare on Crain's Chicago Business Journal.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The commuter rail system will be holding a public input session in Evanston on Wednesday.
New Trier Township residents have the chance to share their opinions on Metra service this Wednesday, when the agency holds a public input meeting. As part of its effort to develop a strategic plan, Metra will be holding a series of meetings throughout the suburbs this summer. The open houses are designed to gather feedback on Metra's mission and values, according to the agency's website. "In this time of limited transportation funding, it is especially important that our plans accurately consider the projects and direction desired by the public and key stakeholders," reads a statement about the open houses on the agency's website. Regional rail commuters from around the north suburbs are invited to the open house in Evanston, which takes …
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Wilmette police issued a statement Saturday afternoon regarding the accident.
A pedestrian-related accident at the Wilmette Metra station Friday evening has been ruled a suicide, according to police statement. According to witnesses and evidence, a 59-year-old Winnetka man had jumped in front of a train at Green Bay Road and Central Avenue. Police and fire crews responded to a 9-1-1 call around 8:09 p.m. while inbound and outbound trains were stopped for nearly an hour. (Read more of Patch's Metra safety coverage.) A reader who tipped Patch off to the incident said that: "the metra train is stopped and there were police officers walking around with yellow tape."
Friday, July 22, 2011
Union Pacific North inbound and outbound Chicago trains have been delayed.
A pedestrian-related incident at the Wilmette Metra station prompted police and fire response Friday evening, according to the village fire department. A lieutenant at the Wilmette Fire Department confirmed crews "responded to a situation at Central Avenue" at about 8:30 p.m. A fire truck, several police cars and an ambulance were parked at Green Bay Road and Central Avenue, according to a Patch reader. "The metra train is stopped and there were police officers walking around with yellow tape," the reader said in an email. Wilmette police could not comment on the incident. Meanwhile Union Pacific North trains in both directions are delayed, with a northbound train stopped at the Wilmette station as of 8:24 p.m., according to the Metra …