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Elimination of Ticket-by-Internet program
First Published - 04/27/2018 - 10:24AM

Due to declining internet ticket sales, Metra is eliminating the Ticket-by-Internet program – which includes recurring orders and one-time sales of Monthly Passes and 10-Ride Tickets on its website. The last day to purchase a Monthly Pass (July) via this program will be June 20 and the last day to purchase a 10-Ride Ticket will be June 30. This action is part of a continuing effort by Metra to identify ways to reduce expenses. Please see alternate purchasing options here.

Last Updated - 05/14/2018 - 3:06PM

Stephen Palmer


Stephen Palmer was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in 2016 by the suburban members of the Cook County Board.  Mr. Palmer, a lifelong resident of the Village of LaGrange, became owner operator of Palmer Place Restaurant in 1990, a casual dining restaurant located in the western suburbs of Cook County. Palmer Place Restaurant has been family owned and operated since 1983. He oversees and administers all operational and management components of the business.

Mr. Palmer is a strong believer in community service and as such has served on:

  • Board of Directors Illinois Restaurant Association since 1991, Chairman of the Board 2003
  • Village of LaGrange Community and Economic Development Commission since 1998
  • Lyons Township Mental Health Commission since 2013
  • LaGrange Business Association since 1990 – President 1995 and 2006
  • West Suburban Chamber of Commerce since 1990 – President 2008 and 2009
  • The Legacy Guild since 2012 raising money for college scholarships for children who have lost a parent.
  • 2011 Founder of Brew Moon Beer & Band Fest, McCook. The festival is a unique partnership between business, local government and civic groups with the purpose of raising  funds for local nonprofit organizations.
  • Founding member of the H-Foundation for Cancer Research 2000-2010

Mr. Palmer served in the Illinois Army National Guard from 1985 to 1990, where he was a Combat Medic and Chemical Op Specialist. He also served as a POC Fire Fighter EMT for the Village of LaGrange 1983-1990 and was a Certified Firefighter I &II/EMT.

Mr. Palmer lives in LaGrange with his wife Jennifer and two children. They are active members of St. Francis Xavier Parish.


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