Village News Feed

News, project updates, and alerts from the Village of Cary.

Sep 15

Village Hall Closed on Friday, September 17, 2021

Posted on September 15, 2021 at 10:50 AM by Susan Greene

Village Hall will be closed on Friday, September 17 for an in-office work day.

Village Hall will reopen on Monday, September 20 at 8:30 a.m.

Sep 10

Metra Schedule Changes Begin Monday, September 13th

Posted on September 10, 2021 at 11:28 AM by Susan Greene

Metra will be adjusting schedules on the three Union Pacific lines beginning Monday, Sept. 13. This is the second round of schedule adjustments to take effect as many riders begin to return to the office on a regular basis following the Labor Day holiday.  

“We’ve been monitoring on-time performance as well as customer response since our mid-summer schedule changes,” said Metra Executive Director/CEO Jim Derwinski. “My Metra strives to be a service that responds to its customers’ need for reliability. This current round of changes is focused on on-time performance. We will continue to monitor performance across the Metra system and make further adjustments to schedules when necessary.”

Metra introduced a new pilot schedule on the UP North Line on July 12 that offers more off-peak options to meet the post-COVID needs of riders. That schedule was introduced with the expectation that rider feedback and performance analysis would help refine it and make it better.

UP Northwest Line

  • Inbound Train 6100 will now depart Barrington at 6:38 a.m. and arrive at Ogilvie Transportation Center (OTC) at 7:44 a.m. This train previously originated in Des Plaines. The change will provide commuters better inner zone transfer opportunities with Train 610.
  • Inbound Train 6188 will depart Des Plaines 10 minutes later to improve operational performance.
  • Inbound Train 626 will depart Crystal Lake 5 minutes later to improve operational performance.
  • Outbound Train 6133 will depart OTC 10 minutes earlier to improve on-time reliability en route.
  • Outbound Train 6211 will depart OTC 6 minutes later to improve on-time performance and reliability.
  • Outbound Train 625 will adjust departure times at intermediate stations to reflect actual operation conditions.

The new schedules can be viewed here. Customers are advised to review these new schedules for timetable and stopping pattern changes. All the changes are highlighted.

METRA Alternate Schedules - Information and Schedules for All Lines

Aug 20

2021 Road Rejuvenation Program

Posted on August 20, 2021 at 3:05 PM by Courtney Sage

Beginning the week of August 23rd (weather dependent), the Village of Cary’s contractor will be performing preventative maintenance on several recently paved roads, including Three Oaks Road, a portion of S. Rawson Bridge Road, Spring Street, High Road, Jandus Road, and the south commuter lots. The contractor will apply an asphalt rejuvenation product that is intended to extend the life of the pavement. This product is environmentally safe and will extend the pavement's life. We appreciate your patience during the application process.

Three Oaks Road, S. Rawson Bridge, High Road, and a portion of Spring Street will remain open to traffic. Please use caution and expect delays.

To avoid the placement of sand as part of the rejuvenator application process given the pedestrian-focused nature of Alfresco Alley, the northern half of Spring Street will be closed to foot traffic for a few days until the product has penetrated the asphalt surface and is no longer tacky to the touch. The Village will be temporarily removing the Alfresco Alley tables, planters, and lighting for this work. The southern portion of Spring Street will remain open to traffic. The south commuter lots will also be closed to vehicles and foot traffic during this process.

For more information, visit 

Road Rejuvenator