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  • Chicago mass transit projects stay on track in federal spending bill

     Chicago mass transit projects stay on track in federal spending bill
    A $1.1 trillion spending bill that Congress completed action on over the weekend will provide funding to keep Chicago-area mass transit and roadway projects moving forward, as well as expand pedestrian and bicycle safety programs, transportation officials...
  • What makes an 1800s rail station worth saving? Experts differ

     What makes an 1800s rail station worth saving? Experts differ
    Blue Line service resumes Monday at the CTA's Damen stop in Wicker Park after a $13.6 million station restoration that, viewed from the brick building's exterior, provides the most accurate depiction to date of what commuters first saw 119 years ago,...
  • Remembering when it was fun to fly at Grayland Station

    Remembering when it was fun to fly at Grayland Station
    At the far northwest edge of Chicago, the intersection of Devon and Caldwell avenues serves as a busy junction, an unheralded gateway to the suburbs and beyond. Travel is never far from your mind in this spot. The No. 85A CTA bus winds an endless loop...
  • Voters get chance to be heard on O'Hare noise problem

     Voters get chance to be heard on O'Hare noise problem
    As the number of complaints about jet noise from O'Hare International Airport have set new records nearly every month over the past year, Chicago officials have responded that only a relatively few households are the sources of those gripes. On Tuesday,...
  • Revamp of Loop traffic, bus-only route and bike lanes moving forward

     Revamp of Loop traffic, bus-only route and bike lanes moving forward
    The Emanuel administration will announce Monday that it is seeking bids to construct three long-planned transit projects aimed at providing faster and more reliable service for hundreds of thousands of daily commuters and city visitors who ride CTA...
  • 'Transformers 3' turns Wacker into a war zone

    'Transformers 3' turns Wacker into a war zone
    You know an action sequence was intense when onlookers near the film set are cheering after it’s done. That’s what happened inside the Corner Bakery on Wacker Drive on Monday. Customers, many of whom came in specifically to get a front row...
  • In Fear City's vision of a demented Chicago, the devil's in the details

     In Fear City's vision of a demented Chicago, the devil's in the details
    "Aren't you old for a haunted house?" asked one of the androgynous seasonal residents of a nondescript warehouse deep in Morton Grove. His/her job, clearly, was to taunt Saturday night visitors to the Halloween attraction Fear City, so that insult goes...
  • Those trendy capes look good — on paper

    There are times when fashion and common sense are on a collision course. This is one of those times. I'm talking about the cape. You've seen it on fashion blogs and in magazines. It's portrayed as an alternative to the coat this fall and winter. And on...
  • Railroad police on high alert as Sept. 11 anniversary approaches

    Railroad police on high alert as Sept. 11 anniversary approaches
    Railroad police are on high alert for suicide bombers at Union Station in Chicago as the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks approaches this week, authorities said. Based on intelligence that al-Qaida might attempt to strike again in the U.S.,...
  • Creativity trumps authenticity

    What started off 17 months ago as a modest banh mi stand inside the West Loop's French Market has become one of the city's most interesting Vietnamese restaurants. Saigon Sisters may have been born from a sandwich shop (which still operates in the French...
  • Chicago wasn't The Fray's first choice for 'You Found Me' video, Robin Thicke coming to The Mid, D-Rose watches DePaul

    Chicago wasn't The Fray's first choice for 'You Found Me' video, Robin Thicke coming to The Mid, D-Rose watches DePaul
    The Fray’s Isaac Slade said filming the music video for “You Found Me” on the streets of Chicago was “really, really surreal,” but the 30-year-old singer admitted Chicago was not the piano rock band’s first choice....