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  • 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...
  • Brown Line riders face weekend reroutes during track work

    Brown Line riders face weekend reroutes during track work
    CTA Brown Line trains will operate in the Red Line subway tunnel for 13 weekends this year, starting April 10, to enable crews to do track work on a 2-mile section of the elevated structure between the Armitage and Merchandise Mart stops, the transit...
  • 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 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&...
  • Judge: Chicago agency must allow anti-Emanuel leaflets

    Judge: Chicago agency must allow anti-Emanuel leaflets
    The Chicago Transit Authority must allow workers to hand out leaflets in break rooms opposing Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election bid, a federal judge ordered Thursday, concluding the union's allegations that the agency undercut free-speech rights guaranteed...
  • Judge: CTA can't block workers' fliers for Garcia in break rooms

    Judge: CTA can't block workers' fliers for Garcia in break rooms
    CTA bus and rail workers backing Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in next week's mayoral election should be allowed to pass out fliers in break rooms, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Robert Dow granted a temporary restraining order allowing...
  • Judge to rule on free-speech question in Chicago mayor race

    A federal judge says he'll decide soon on whether the Chicago Transit Authority must let employees distribute campaign leaflets in break rooms that oppose Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election bid. U.S. District Judge Robert Dow began hearing testimony...
  • Union alleges CTA violates free-speech rights

    A Chicago Transit Authority union has filed a federal lawsuit saying the agency is violating free-speech rights by barring workers from distributing leaflets in break rooms opposing Mayor Rahm Emanuel in an April 7 runoff election. The Amalgamated...
  • 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...