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  • A final farewell to an old Loop railhouse

     A final farewell to an old Loop railhouse
    The 119-year-old Loop "L" station house at Madison Street and Wabash Avenue, a Chicago icon to some but a dilapidated eyesore to others, will begin to be taken down this week. It will be an extra-careful demolition process that is expected to continue...
  • Clark Burrus, Chicago comptroller in 1970s, dead at 86

     Clark Burrus, Chicago comptroller in 1970s, dead at 86
    Clark Burrus was rejected in his first attempt to find work at City Hall, turned down for a summer job while still in college. Mr. Burrus went on to a distinguished career in public and private spheres, serving as city comptroller in the 1970s and...
  • Man electrocuted on Blue Line tracks

    Man electrocuted on Blue Line tracks
    A man died early Tuesday after he was electrocuted on the Blue Line tracks on the city's West Side. Emergency crews were called to the Kedzie-Homan Blue Line station, 530 S. Kedzie Ave., about 4:45 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a man on the tracks, said...
  • Lincolnwood creates new bus route citizen committee

    Lincolnwood creates new bus route citizen committee
    An ongoing discussion about improving public transportation options in the village of Lincolnwood by adding new bus service routes moved forward last week after village officials decided to put together a citizens committee to help steer the decision-...
  • Yellow Line closure creates rail car repair headache for CTA

    Yellow Line closure creates rail car repair headache for CTA
    The expected five-month shutdown of the CTA Yellow Line due to an embankment collapse in mid-May is causing an additional hassle: Rail access has been cut off to the transit agency's largest and most important train maintenance facility, officials said...
  • CTA to overhaul bus driver training after fatal crash

     CTA to overhaul bus driver training after fatal crash
    An out-of-control CTA bus that plowed into vehicles and killed a pedestrian during the evening rush hour on Michigan Avenue last week exposed systemic weaknesses in the way the transit agency trains, assigns and supervises new bus drivers, CTA President...
  • Unraveling the hidden secrets of Chicago's Pedway

    Unraveling the hidden secrets of Chicago's Pedway
    For years, I was mostly proud of my Chicago living skills. I have Lower Wacker Drive down pat. I know of several spots near cultural or shopping venues where you can park on the street for free. And no, I will not share. But there is one crucial...
  • State budget impasse prompts Metra to discuss fare hikes, service cuts

    State budget impasse prompts Metra to discuss fare hikes, service cuts
    Metra is preparing contingency plans — including service reductions and fare hikes — in the event that transit funding is cut as a result of a protracted impasse in state budget negotiations, officials said Wednesday. Gov. Bruce Rauner's...
  • Storms, transportation snags challenge Blackhawks fans

    Storms, transportation snags challenge Blackhawks fans
    Chicago Blackhawks fans appeared to have handily weathered both the rainstorms and the public transit crush Thursday, making a steady and exhuberant exodus from Downtown after cheering their triumphant team. Despite an enormous influx of sweater-wearing...
  • CTA president has to give up lucrative CTA pension

    Dorval Carter took a new job last month as president of the Chicago Transit Authority and had to temporarily suspend receipt of a pension — from the CTA. Carter left the CTA in 2009 and signed up for an early retirement program that has paid him...
  • Mechanical problems, crush of fans delay Metra trains

    Mechanical problems, crush of fans delay Metra trains
    The first Metra trains to roll out Thursday morning were filled with raucous Blackhawks fans, squeezed next to the usually quiet commuters, with delays running nearly up to an hour or longer because of the crush of passengers and some mechanical problems....