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  • Man found dead inside CTA train at O'Hare identified

    Man found dead inside CTA train at O'Hare identified
    A man was pronounced dead after he was found on a CTA train early in the morning on Monday, March 23 at the O'Hare International Airport Blue Line terminal, police said. The 47-year-old was discovered unresponsive around 1:35 a.m. and was taken to...
  • Northwestern student sexually assaulted in Evanston dorm room

    Northwestern student sexually assaulted in Evanston dorm room
    A Northwestern University student told officials she was sexually assaulted in her dorm room Monday evening at the school’s north suburban campus in Evanston. The student reported the assault happened between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. in a university...
  • Officials in Illinois call for increase in federal transit spending

     Officials in Illinois call for increase in federal transit spending
    The leaders of Chicago-area public transit agencies and Illinois elected officials from both political parties rallied Thursday for Congress to pass a robust, long-term federal spending plan to rebuild rail infrastructure used by commuter and intercity...
  • Mixed-use building with cosmetology school gains final approval

    A month after earning a unanimous recommendation from the Skokie Plan Commission, plans for a new retail and residential building for Skokie Boulevard near the downtown CTA station have cleared their final hurdle. The Skokie Village Board April 6 gave...
  • Cops release images of teens who snatched cellphones on CTA Green Line

    Cops release images of teens who snatched cellphones on CTA Green Line
    Police released images Wednesday morning of a group of teens accused of snatching cellphones on trains on the CTA Green Line. According to a community alert, the victims were seated near the doors as the train approached the Lake and Pulaski station....
  • Emanuel: Election challenge will make me 'a better mayor'

    Emanuel: Election challenge will make me 'a better mayor'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel marked the morning after the election the same way he usually does: greeting voters at the 95th Street CTA Red Line station to accept a wave of congratulations and hear their expectations. "You're the right man for the job," said one...
  • Riders call out CTA over train driver's grammar, glitch-induced free rides

     Riders call out CTA over train driver's grammar, glitch-induced free rides
    Riders offer their unique perspectives on what alarms them about the Chicago Transit Authority. Q: I have noticed an alarming trend aboard the CTA's Red Line of late. More and more train drivers give directions something like "Let the passengers...
  • A mass transit adventure

    A mass transit adventure
    I have, from time to time, challenged readers to take a Ferris Bueller day and explore Chicago. I did recently, in a different way. With tickets to see "Million Dollar Quartet," playing in Lincoln Park at the Apollo Theater, I naturally envisioned...
  • Ventra add-ons not what they seem

    Chicago Tribune reporter Jon Hilkevitch’s “Ventra contract swells 14% since 2011; $65 million in add-ons could suggest future cost increases” (News, March 30) should have been headlined “Pace and Metra join Ventra.” That&...
  • There's space for improvement on the CTA — but not much else

    There's space for improvement on the CTA — but not much else
    My morning commute is an exercise in logic. Like any Chicagoan who takes public transit to work, I leave my apartment running a series of “if-then” situations through my head. If I leave at exactly 8:02 a.m., time the lights perfectly and...
  • Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons

    Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons
    The cost of the Ventra transit fare-collection system has climbed to above $500 million, a 14 percent increase since the Chicago Transit Authority signed the original contract in late 2011, according to records obtained by the Tribune. A series of add-...