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Around the State: Pilot of small plane makes emergency landing, escapes injury

GRAYSLAKE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say the pilot of a small plane escaped injury after making an emergency landing near an airport in suburban Chicago.

Officials the single-engine Cessna was heading from Pierre, South Dakota, to Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, Illinois, when it reportedly had engine trouble.

The plane landed Sunday evening about 100 to 150 feet (30 to 46 meters) short of the runway at Campbell Airport in Grayslake. The plane skidded into a farm field and across a bridge before coming to a stop. The pilot was able to get out of the plane.

The pilot was from village of Cary, Illinois. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

 
Metra board OKs budget with service cuts, fare hikes in 2018
CHICAGO (AP) — A newly approved Metra budget includes service cuts and fare increases in 2018.
The board of the commuter train service approved the budget Friday. The Chicago Tribune cites transit agency officials as saying there could be additional service cuts and fare increases unless there are improvements in state funding.
Beginning Feb. 1, monthly Metra tickets will increase between $9 and $12.50. Ten-ride tickets will go up from between $4.25 and $7.75. Weekend passes would rise from $8 to $10.
The service cuts would include ending five of 691 trains that operate on weekdays. They'd take effect Feb. 5.
Metra officials say the measures will help close a $45 million budget gap. The Metra chairman, Norman Carlson, argues that inadequate state funding threatens "the future viability" of the service.

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