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  • 7 cyclists died in auto-bike collisions in Chicago last year, up from 3 in 2013

    7 cyclists died in auto-bike collisions in Chicago last year, up from 3 in 2013
    Seven cyclists died in bike-automobile collisions on Chicago roads last year, up from three in 2013, according to data provided by the city's Department of Transportation.  An eighth cyclist died in Chicago after a collision with a CTA Brown Line train,...
  • Public divided on Obama library plans

    Public divided on Obama library plans
    Proposals to put the Barack Obama presidential library on Chicago parkland stirred passionate debates during six hours of public hearings this week and divided residents into two camps: one that wants the city's precious green space to be left alone...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Will low gas prices affect CTA ridership?

    Will low gas prices affect CTA ridership?
    It's not summer but Wendy Packard of Avondale has been taking road trips like the thermostat reads 80 degrees. Two weeks ago, Packard drove her 1999 Toyota Camry to Indianapolis for the Indianapolis Colts-Cincinnati Bengals playoff game. Last month, she...
  • Teen charged in robberies at Red Line's Wilson stop

    Teen charged in robberies at Red Line's Wilson stop
    Authorities charged a 17-year-old male in two robberies at the CTA Red Line's Wilson Stop in the Uptown neighborhood in the past three weeks. The teen, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, faces two felony counts of robbery, according...
  • Man charged with arson for CTA recycling bin fire

    Man charged with arson for CTA recycling bin fire
    A 19-year-old West Side man set fire to a recycling bin at a Red Line station on the North Side earlier this month before boarding the train, prosecutors said. Ivan Corona-Gutierrez, of the 2200 block of South Kildare Avenue, was ordered held in lieu of...
  • Police warn of thefts on CTA trains at Wilson stop

    Police warn of thefts on CTA trains at Wilson stop
    Police are alerting residents of a recent string of thefts on the CTA trains at the Red Line's Wilson stop on the North Side. There were three thefts between Dec. 28 and Wednesday during late evening and early morning hours, according to an alert from...
  • Man fatally struck by CTA Red Line train at Argyle stop

    Man fatally struck by CTA Red Line train at Argyle stop
    A 31-year-old man died after being struck by a CTA Red Line train at the Argyle stop on the North Side early Sunday morning, authorities said. Around 3 a.m., a northbound Red Line train hit the man near the Argyle stop at 1118 W. Argyle Ave., halting...