As most of us know, CTA has a very popular Bus Tracker service that provides real-time arrival information for CTA buses. But did you know that Pace had a similar service even before Bus Tracker existed?
Pace WebWatch (and yes, I think the name needs work) is a web-based service that provides real-time departure information for Pace fixed-route buses. It also provides a map system that displays the exact location of buses.
A text-only version is available, too, making it easier to load on a smartphone. Email notifications are available (text messaging would be better).
So, in short, you can get real-time bus information anywhere in more than 210 communities throughout northeast Illinois. Enjoy your ride!