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  • Free transit rides come with a price as numbers soar

    Free transit rides come with a price as numbers soar
    First it was Rod Blagojevich who sent free rides soaring on the Chicago area's transit system, and now the lingering effects of the Great Recession are keeping the numbers high, experts say. The former governor's gift of free rides to all Illinois...
  • CTA proposes speed measures on busy bus route

    CTA proposes speed measures on busy bus route
    Ever been on a bus and thought that you could walk faster because the bus appeared to stop every few feet to pick up riders? The CTA may be tackling this problem of too many stops on one of its most popular east-west routes. The CTA is proposing...
  • Tribune architecture critic: CTA flyover proposal misguided, unnecessary

     Tribune architecture critic: CTA flyover proposal misguided, unnecessary
    A city is a machine for moving people and goods. It's also a habitat where human beings build their nests and neighborhoods. These traits often conflict, most famously in the 1950s when the uber-activist, Jane Jacobs, stopped the uber-planner, Robert...
  • Disabled rider's attempt to transfer funds to Ventra goes off tracks

     Disabled rider's attempt to transfer funds to Ventra goes off tracks
    There isn't a ton of money on Brian Dolk's old Regional Transit Authority reduced-fare permit, but getting the funds transferred to his new Ventra card has caused him tons of aggravation. Dolk, who is disabled with a lower back disorder, has about $4.80...
  • 1 weekend down, 1 to go on Kennedy

    1 weekend down, 1 to go on Kennedy
    It took a community to raze a bridge over the Kennedy Expressway this past weekend without the sky falling. And state transportation officials said it required a bridge demolition crew that shifted into overdrive to not only lop off one weekend from a...
  • 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...
  • 'Faith Healer': An intimate, matured return

    'Faith Healer': An intimate, matured return
    The last time the trio of Si Osborne, Lia D. Mortensen and Brad Armacost performed Brian Friel's "Faith Healer" in Chicago, they all were 18 years younger and working in a short-lived venue, the Turnaround Theatre, named, with a note of optimism, for...
  • 'A Cole Porter Songbook' at Theo Ubique Theatre Company ★★★½

    'A Cole Porter Songbook' at Theo Ubique Theatre Company ★★★½
    Vocal quality really matters at the Theo Ubique Theatre Company, the shabby-chic venue for small musicals in Rogers Park, so it's no surprise that director Fred Anzevino's simple but delightful and lovely new summer Cole Porter revue is beautifully sung....
  • With Tony Fitzpatrick, it's 'Stations Lost' and summer found

    With Tony Fitzpatrick, it's 'Stations Lost' and summer found
    With his gig at the Steppenwolf Theatre now seemingly an annual event, Tony Fitzpatrick is taking on the air of Garrison Keillor, and his motley crew of sidekicks is looking a bit like a cut-rate cast of "Prairie Home Companion." As seen from the back...
  • CTA board poised to add electronic cigarettes to smoking ban

    CTA board poised to add electronic cigarettes to smoking ban
    Add electronic cigarette use to the list of activities banned by the CTA. In its monthly meeting Wednesday, the CTA board is poised to include e-cigarettes in the agency's smoking ban. A CTA spokesman said the agency already considered the battery-...
  • Parents have the right to know

    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...