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  • 1 weekend down, 1 to go on Kennedy

    1 weekend down, 1 to go on Kennedy
    It took a community to raze a bridge over the Kennedy Expressway this past weekend without the sky falling. And state transportation officials said it required a bridge demolition crew that shifted into overdrive to not only lop off one weekend from a...
  • Walk this way

    Walk this way
    After a crash totaled Erica Johnson’s car, she decided owning a car in Chicago was no longer worth the hassle. Johnson, 26, of Norwood Park, used to drive to her job, but now she bikes 4 miles to work in Mayfair or takes a CTA bus when the weather...
  • CTA: Train door problems on the decline

    CTA: Train door problems on the decline
    You know how the saying goes. When one door closes wrong ... there could be significant delays on a CTA train. Brown Line and Blue Line riders recently have experienced door problems during morning rush hour that have led to delays. The Blue Line...
  • Sell The Rail, Bridge Mess To Uncle Sam For $1

    Rail commuters along the shore have become used to delayed trains, lack of seats and annual fare hikes. They aren't happy, but have no real alternatives to get to their jobs. But adding insult to literal injury, now they have to contend with a 118-year-...
  • Republican fundraising for 2016 presidential race off to a slow start

    At this time in the last presidential election cycle, top donors for Mitt Romney were quietly building the invisible network that would vault him to the nomination and raise more than $1 billion for his 2012 effort. Nothing like that is happening this...
  • Getting Around: Chicago gets closer to mayor's bike lane goal

    Getting Around: Chicago gets closer to mayor's bike lane goal
    Chicago is hustling to reach the finish line next spring on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's promise to complete 100 miles of bicycle lanes that are shielded from traffic, and city officials hope the public doesn't judge the project strictly by the number of bike...
  • Chris Christie to GOP donors on bridge scandal: 'You'll get over it'

    Chris Christie’s biggest hurdle in a 2016 presidential run is not just surviving the ongoing investigations into the politically fraught traffic jam caused by his administration, but convincing Republican donors that there will be no more surprises....
  • Delays plague Metra BNSF riders

    Delays plague Metra BNSF riders
    As if riders on Metra's BNSF Line didn't already know, they suffered through a dismal month of May, with 1 out of every 5 rush-hour trains running at least five minutes late, officials said Friday. The BNSF Line to Aurora — Metra's busiest with...
  • Chris Christie disagrees with Rick Perry comparing gays, alcoholics

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who signed legislation barring “gay conversion therapy” in his state, disagreed Friday with Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism, saying it was wrong. “I disagree...
  • Surviving nightmarish disruption on the Kennedy Expressway

     Surviving nightmarish disruption on the Kennedy Expressway
    Two years ago, Chicagoans confronted the threatened horrors of "NATOmageddon," a day that was supposed to live in traffic infamy: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit was in town, and fretful officials announced a raft of street closings and...
  • Chris Christie rebuts Perry comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism

     New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who signed legislation barring "gay conversion therapy" in his state, said Friday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism was wrong. "I disagree with him, and I don't believe that's an...