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  • CTA board approves agreement for street upgrades

    CTA board approves agreement for street upgrades
    The CTA and the city are working on a $2 million deal to implement changes aimed at improving bus service in the city and possibly help boost ridership. Possible changes the CTA is exploring include street repairs and improvements to markings, signage...
  • Ft. McHenry tunnel lanes reopen after overturned box truck snarled traffic

    Ft. McHenry tunnel lanes reopen after overturned box truck snarled traffic
    All lanes going through the Ft. McHenry Tunnel have reopened after overturned box truck and fuel leak closed part of the tunnel Thursday afternoon during rush hour. The lanes reopened around 7 p.m. The truck flipped over around 4 p.m. heading southbound...
  • Elevated structure work along Brown, Purple lines expected to speed commute

    Elevated structure work along Brown, Purple lines expected to speed commute
    Rehab work on a deteriorated elevated structure along the Brown and Purple/Evanston Express lines between the Near North Side and downtown will be expanded to include track upgrades starting in the spring, with the promise of finally delivering faster,...
  • Long Island hit by flash floods during rush hour

    Long Island hit by flash floods during rush hour
    NEW YORK — More than a foot of rain hit parts of New York's Long Island on Wednesday, enough to set a preliminary state record, triggering flash floods and swamping cars on major roads that were turned into rivers during the morning rush hour....
  • Additional bus-on-shoulder service coming to Stevenson; possible some day on Edens

    Additional bus-on-shoulder service coming to Stevenson; possible some day on Edens
    The bus-on-shoulders commuting option that began as an experiment three years ago on the Stevenson Expressway (Interstate 55) has proven so successful service will be enhanced and possibly replicated on the Edens Expressway (I-94) The bus-on-shoulders...
  • Box Office: 'Expendables 3′ Tries to Out Gun 'Let's Be Cops'

    It's survival of the fittest this weekend at the crowded late summer box office. For now, it looks like there's enough gas left in the tank for the geriatric action heroes of "The Expendables 3" to outflank the rising comic stars of "Let's Be Cops"...
  • 2014 Ford C-Max Energi makes space among plug-in hybrid compacts

    2014 Ford C-Max Energi makes space among plug-in hybrid compacts
    Ford is walking the walk of fuel efficiency. Ford shook up the automotive industry with the radical redesign of America’s best-selling vehicle, the F-150 pickup truck, which got a lighter-weight aluminum body and a fuel-maximizing EcoBoost engine....
  • Police chiefs' zany mano a mano

    Police chiefs' zany mano a mano
    It's just before 6 p.m., and Costa Mesa's police chief has already had a frenetic day. In about two hours, though, it'll take a turn for the strange, the likes of which he's never quite experienced before. Tom Gazsi has signed up for Thursday night's...
  • Iraqi Yazidis describe flight from Islamic State militants

    Iraqi Yazidis describe flight from Islamic State militants
    The Murad family, caked in dust and grime, trudged through a dismal gravel quarry where mangy dogs dodged bulldozers as dusk approached along the banks of the Tigris River. The Murads were among thousands of displaced Iraqis, members of the minority...
  • Traffic light turns 100 today

    Traffic light turns 100 today
    In our fast-paced world where we're always on the go, we might forget to slow down and stop to reflect on how we got to here. Take traffic signals, for example. Such a safe and orderly (most of the time) system for moving high volumes of motorized...
  • The rumble and the risk to life along the tracks

     The rumble and the risk to life along the tracks
    Late Thursday afternoon, Kenneth Reed was in his backyard when he heard something strange up on the railroad tracks. "A sound I never heard in all the 45 years I been on this block," he said Friday, standing next to the train embankment on South Homan...