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  • Memo to RTA: This is why we have the Internet

     
    Story: RTA asks transit users: How's the ride? Agency says $500,000 survey is worth the cost In recent weeks, thousands of CTA and Metra riders on selected buses and trains have received brochure-like surveys and emails asking how satisfied they......
  • Packin' on buses and trains?

     
    Our story The CTA, Metra and Pace are urging the General Assembly to prohibit firearms on mass transit if a "concealed carry" bill is brought up for a vote this year. The transit agencies said they have "significant concerns that......
  • Weeks in review

     
    Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman (WTTW): Host Joel Weisman with Mike Mulligan (WSCR-AM 670 The Score and Chicago Sun-Times), Charles Thomas (ABC-7 News), David Greising (Chicago News Cooperative), Abdon Pallasch (Chicago Sun-Times)....
  • He runs these trains, and they're bleepin' golden

     
    Kudos to Natasha Julius at the Beachwood Reporter for spotting the uncanny resemblance between new Metra CEO Alex Clifford... and this guy:...
  • Gov. Quinn's budget address as delivered

     
    Now, if you don’t agree with our debt restructuring plan, tell us which payments (sic) you would eliminate to pay $8.7 billion in overdue bills today. Which programs? Put it out there for all of us to see. Saying "no"......
  • Airline stowaway suspect once arrested for not paying train fare

     
    The Nigerian national arrested after allegedly sneaking aboard a New York-to-Los Angeles flight has a history of not paying for his transportation, court records show. Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, 24, was arrested in Chicago in 2008 after he allegedly refused...
  • We ask: How crazy was that hailstorm?

     
    Chicago took a pounding from a hailstorm last week, and Lincoln Park got its fair share of abuse. Where were you when the storm hit?...
  • Dealbreaker: living in the ‘burbs

     
    On my online dating profile, one of my listed dealbreakers is that I refuse to date anyone who lives in the ‘burbs. Recently, I got a heated message from a Napervillean telling me how he would be the one for me but I'm such a closed minded twit...
  • Where the #$@! can I park?! Or: surviving Wrigleyville on game days 101

     
    Even if you don't know the joy of living in the best ‘hood in town, you've probably experienced one of the most painful prices we residents have to pay: finding a parking space in a 2-mile radius when the Cubbies are at home. For those of you who...
  • Would Cubs fortunes blossom in Rosemont?

     
    NBC-5 is among the media outlets reporting that the village of Rosemont is offering the Cubs free land on which to build a new stadium, one free from all the pesky annoyances (and benefits) of being tucked into a neighborhood......
  • Weeks in Review: Open thread

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......