| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday defended CTA head Forrest Claypool's hiring of two men who gave up their Cook County jobs amid allegations of unethical conduct related to patronage, saying he wasn't concerned because Claypool knew the pair from the county....
| May 3, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Construction begins in earnest this year on a multibillion-dollar stretch of highway in DuPage County amid a growing sense that its potential to become a long-promised western route to O'Hare International Airport will fall far short of expectations....
| May 16, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Two weeks ago, Kathleen Alforque, 34, was walking to a Lakeview bus stop when she spotted a group of people outside a shuttle. One of them asked her which way she was headed.
Alforque said she was on her way to the Loop. She got on the shuttle instead...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Chicago-area drivers are being urged to steer clear of the downtown stretch of the Kennedy Expressway during the last three weekends in June, officials said Thursday. That’s when bridge demolition on the Kennedy interchange at Ohio and Ontario...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Kara Kilmer boarded the bus at Belmont Avenue and Sheridan Road in Lakeview and checked her phone as she sat in her leather seat.
To her left, another rider worked on his laptop using the bus' WiFi. There were only a few other commuters, so the Monday...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest idea to boost Chicago’s tourism numbers involves finding a company to light up city bridges, buildings, CTA platforms and other locations to hopefully “transform the world’s opinion of Chicago” and...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:58 PM
As lawmakers held their first hearing today on recommendations from the special mass transit task force created in the aftermath of the controversy at Metra, the state's top watchdog urged them to move swiftly on reforms.
Ricardo Meza, the state's...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:54 AM
Add electronic cigarette use to the list of activities banned by the CTA.
In its monthly meeting Wednesday, the CTA board is poised to include e-cigarettes in the agency's smoking ban. A CTA spokesman said the agency already considered the battery-...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:28 AM
The CTA board today awarded construction contracts to upgrade the Wilson and 95th Red Line stops.
For the Wilson stop in Uptown, the board approved a $153.6 million contract to Walsh/II In One Joint Venture of Illinois. Construction is expected to begin...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Chicago police today released surveillance photos of two men suspected in the shooting deaths last December of a church deacon and a South Side blues musician.
Willie Cooper, a retired CTA driver, was shot to death around 4:45 a.m. on Dec. 19 after he...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:52 AM
This weekend’s near-shutdown along the inbound Kennedy Expressway begins Friday night, when drivers, downtown business owners and summer event organizers will start to see whether a feared “carmageddon’’ takes hold.
At 10 p.m.,...