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  • CTA trimming budget for proposed Rauner cuts

    CTA trimming budget for proposed Rauner cuts
    The CTA is taking the first steps to absorb as much as $130 million in threatened state funding cuts that transit agency officials have repeatedly warned would lead to big fare hikes, service cuts and employee layoffs, the CTA's top finance expert...
  • Yellow Line to Skokie out of service for next several days, CTA says

     Yellow Line to Skokie out of service for next several days, CTA says
    The bad news for CTA Yellow Line riders: Service will be shut down at least for several days, with no clear idea of when it will resume. The good news: CTA operators spotted problems related to the collapse of an embankment that supported the tracks,...
  • CTA contract worker electrocuted on North Side

    CTA contract worker electrocuted on North Side
    A contract worker for the CTA was electrocuted while working on the Brown Line in the Lincoln Park neighborhood Saturday afternoon. The construction worker, identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Kevin Benoit, 30, was killed while...
  • Embankment crumbles, closes Chicago-area's Yellow Line train

    Earth supporting the Chicago Transit Authority's Yellow Line train tracks has eroded and fallen away, forcing transportation officials to suspend service. CTA spokeswoman Tammy Chase says an embankment under Yellow Line tracks started eroding and made...
  • Chicago Transit Authority contract worker electrocuted

    Authorities say a contract worker for the Chicago Transit Authority died when a bucket lift touched a power line. Thirty-year-old Kevin Benoit of Midlothian was electrocuted Saturday while working on the Brown Line elevated train track in Chicago's...
  • Former transit board chairwoman named Chicago finance chief

    The former head of the Chicago Transit Authority Board has been named Chicago's new chief financial officer. Mayor Rahm Emanuel named Carole Brown to the post on Friday. She replaces Lois Scott, who announced earlier this month that she'll step down this...
  • Man charged with shooting video up skirt of teen girl on CTA Red Line

    Man charged with shooting video up skirt of teen girl on CTA Red Line
    A Chicago man is charged with the unauthorized video recording of a minor after prosecutors say he followed a 16-year-old girl up the stairs at the Harrison CTA station and pointed his phone up her skirt to record video. Steven Carmona, 40, began...
  • Oak Forest seeks youth movement

    Oak Forest seeks youth movement
    Oak Forest is thinking young as it kicks off a marketing campaign aimed at attracting younger home buyers to the city. A combination of social media as well as ads at Metra stations and Chicago Transit Authority stops will be used to steer those...
  • Service resumes on CTA Red Line after 'medical emergency'

    Service resumes on CTA Red Line after 'medical emergency'
    Service has resumed on the CTA Red Line after trains were rerouted Wednesday morning because of a "medical emergency" involving a person on the tracks near Lake Street, officials said. Police received a report about the person shortly before 9:20 a.m....
  • CTA, Metra, Pace delay Ventra ticketing app till fall, cite user experience

    CTA, Metra, Pace delay Ventra ticketing app till fall, cite user experience
    The debut of the Ventra smartphone app for tickets, scheduled for this month or June, is being pushed back until the fall, transit officials said Thursday. The CTA, Metra and Pace said they are working with a consultant with expertise on testing apps,...
  • Woman attacked on CTA: 'If you see someone asking for help, don't go away'

    Woman attacked on CTA: 'If you see someone asking for help, don't go away'
    The woman who fought off a would-be rapist in a CTA Red Line car has something to tell you about the Bad Samaritan. That's the man who could have helped her, but instead just ran. And today, in an interview with this column, she explains her side of...