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  • Where are the Chicago-area construction projects in 2015?

     Where are the Chicago-area construction projects in 2015?
    A boatload of transportation projects, including completion of the first phase of the Chicago Riverwalk extension, will be launched or resume in early 2015, regardless of whether an early spring is in the offing. That's because in northeastern Illinois,...
  • Massive storm blankets Chicago, closes schools, threatens commutes

    Massive storm blankets Chicago, closes schools, threatens commutes
    Monday classes were canceled for hundreds of thousands of Chicago-area schoolchildren after a blizzardlike storm Sunday dropped more than a foot of snow across the region. Lingering accumulation could disrupt the morning drive, forecasters say, but...
  • 4G wireless coming to CTA subways later this year

    4G wireless coming to CTA subways later this year
    Smartphone service dead spots could be a thing of the past by year's end for thousands of daily CTA riders in Blue and Red Line tunnels, under a $32.5 million deal set to be announced Friday. The 20-year agreement calls for four major wireless providers...
  • Boy, 12, hit by bus in Gresham

    Boy, 12, hit by bus in Gresham
    A 12-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was hit by a CTA bus Wednesday evening in the Gresham neighborhood on the city's South Side. About 7:25 p.m., the boy was in the 1400 block of West 79th Street walking a dog. At some point the dog went...
  • Mayor: Use $9M in local funds for Blue Line stop fixes

    Mayor: Use $9M in local funds for Blue Line stop fixes
    Mayor Emanuel on Wednesday proposed using $9 million in local funds to pay for fixes at two Blue Line stations. The mayor proposed using $4 million in tax-increment financing to repair the Grand Blue Line stop in West Town and $5 million of similar...
  • CTA says goodbye to 1970s rail cars

    CTA says goodbye to 1970s rail cars
    Some CTA rail cars from the 1970s will be taking one final lap Wednesday before they are officially retired. The CTA is hosting a final ride for eight of its 2400-series rail cars that were introduced in 1976 and pulled from service in October because...
  • Smell of smoke prompts fire response at Logan Square subway stop

    Smell of smoke prompts fire response at Logan Square subway stop
    A smoldering electrical box sent smoke into the Blue Line tunnel near Logan Square about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.  A CTA worker used a nearby fire extinguisher to stop the smoldering, CTA spokeswoman Tammy Chase said. An EMS Plan 1, which calls for six...
  • Man OK after slipping onto 'L' tracks at Thorndale Red Line station

    Man OK after slipping onto 'L' tracks at Thorndale Red Line station
    CTA Red Line trains were running again Tuesday evening following a brief delay after a man slipped onto the "L" tracks at the Thorndale station, officials said. Trains were stopped near Thorndale briefly because of "an unauthorized person on the tracks,...
  • Pick up your dog's waste

    While running errands in Lincoln Park on Saturday (Jan. 24), I passed a woman walking an adorable fluffy, white dog.  After the dog did its business just off the sidewalk on Lincoln Avenue, the woman stepped over the pile of excrement and continued her...
  • CTA bus garage could be part of Fisk power plant redevelopment

    CTA bus garage could be part of Fisk power plant redevelopment
    A 60-acre site in the Pilsen neighborhood, once reviled for its smoke-belching power plant that contributed to premature deaths and asthma, could be redeveloped into a Chicago Transit Authority bus garage, park and nature walk. The mayor's office is set...
  • Factory Theater heads to Rogers Park

    Factory Theater heads to Rogers Park
    Not afraid of the cold, The Factory Theater is moving 7 miles north. The storefront company known for presenting original wacky work will leave its current home, the Prop Thtr in Avondale, and move to Rogers Park next season, a spokesman for the theater...