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  • Street closures in offing for Wilmette's July 3 events

    Street closures in offing for Wilmette's July 3 events
    Wilmette's July 3 Independence Day celebrations will bring thousands to Gillson Park but the Wilmette Police Department reminded potential attendees and area drivers that those events will also shut down numerous village streets.
  • Gillson Park the site for Wilmette's July 3 activities

    Gillson Park the site for Wilmette's July 3 activities
    Wilmette Park District officials said it doesn't happen often, but when July 4 falls on a Saturday, it allows them to pack two days of Independence Day activities into one July 3 extravaganza. That means this year's Gillson Park festivities will keep...

    Woman says she was on 'empty' CTA bus in fatal crash

     Woman says she was on 'empty' CTA bus in fatal crash
    A Chicago woman said Monday that she and two other passengers were on the CTA bus involved in a fatal crash downtown last week, contradicting the transit agency's account that the bus driver was alone when he allegedly violated a red traffic signal and...

    Comic art imitates life on the CTA

     Comic art imitates life on the CTA
    Riders on a CTA train are minding their own business when suddenly an emergency evacuation door connecting the rail cars bursts open and a man menacingly appears. "So," he says to three shocked passengers who are seated near the door, "now that I've...

    CTA, Metra, Pace delay Ventra ticketing app till fall, cite user experience

    CTA, Metra, Pace delay Ventra ticketing app till fall, cite user experience
    The debut of the Ventra smartphone app for tickets, scheduled for this month or June, is being pushed back until the fall, transit officials said Thursday. The CTA, Metra and Pace said they are working with a consultant with expertise on testing apps,...