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Metra ridership down 97% from COVID-19

Metra ridership down 97% from COVID-19

Very few people have been commuting to work since Illinois’ stay-at-home order began at the end of March, which could mean tax and fare troubles are ahead for Chicago’s mass transit.

By Ben Szalinski

Pete Dolan: Elmhurst Brewing Co.

Pete Dolan: Elmhurst Brewing Co.

"It’s really hard to put a new budget together and say this is where we’re going to end up. We know we can’t keep going like this for a long period of time."