| Feb 1, 2015
| 4:44 PM
A boatload of transportation projects, including completion of the first phase of the Chicago Riverwalk extension, will be launched or resume in early 2015, regardless of whether an early spring is in the offing.
That's because in northeastern Illinois,...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 6:45 PM
How can plummeting gas prices be a cause of concern for Chicago-area transit agencies and millions of riders?
Start with fuel budgets for commuter trains and buses that were moving targets because they were being put together in the throes of a gas...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 6:03 AM
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,...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 2:26 PM
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...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 10:02 AM
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...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 1:38 PM
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.
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:05 AM
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...
| Jul 23, 2010
| 10:06 AM
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...
| May 5, 2011
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...
| Nov 25, 2010
Holiday shopping doesn't have to be a chore. Not if you make an adventure out of it — filled with time to browse, stop for a drink or a meal, and — who knows — pick up a little something for yourself.
With all that in mind, I recently...
| Aug 23, 2010
SACRAMENTO -- Grading teachers based on how much their students learn should be a no-brainer.
In fact, state law for more than three decades has required that pupil progress be one of the factors in evaluating teachers.
But, as it turns out, when...