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  • Will low gas prices affect CTA ridership?

    Will low gas prices affect CTA ridership?
    It's not summer but Wendy Packard of Avondale has been taking road trips like the thermostat reads 80 degrees. Two weeks ago, Packard drove her 1999 Toyota Camry to Indianapolis for the Indianapolis Colts-Cincinnati Bengals playoff game. Last month, she...
  • Emanuel to unveil ordinance transferring parkland for Obama library

    Emanuel to unveil ordinance transferring parkland for Obama library
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday will introduce an ordinance to transfer at least 20 acres of public parkland to the city if President Barack Obama decides to build his library and museum in either Washington Park or Jackson Park on the South Side,...
  • Moran: Commuters feel a pinch when 'billions' are mentioned

    Around the time summer turned to fall, Kirk Dillard, your chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), told a Waukegan Chamber of Commerce breakfast crowd that "we have a tremendous backlog of what I call keeping our system in a state of...
  • 7 cyclists died in auto-bike collisions in Chicago last year, up from 3 in 2013

    7 cyclists died in auto-bike collisions in Chicago last year, up from 3 in 2013
    Seven cyclists died in bike-automobile collisions on Chicago roads last year, up from three in 2013, according to data provided by the city's Department of Transportation.  An eighth cyclist died in Chicago after a collision with a CTA Brown Line train,...
  • Some Ernie quotes you can bank on

    Some Ernie quotes you can bank on
    Ernie Banks' signature quote (though there are variations): "What a beautiful day! Let's play two!" In 1955: "I'm different from those that swing hard. Can't follow the pitch if I try to slug. I whip the bat with my wrists, with a snap. This way I...
  • CTA crews to work on Red, Green lines, delays expected

    CTA crews to work on Red, Green lines, delays expected
    Chicago Transit Authority Red and Green line trains will be affected during the weekend by maintenance work and construction on the new Cermak-McCormick station. Southbound Red Line subway trains will be rerouted to the elevated tracks between Fullerton...
  • Evanston police increase patrols ahead of Charlie Hebdo sales

    Evanston police increase patrols ahead of Charlie Hebdo sales
    Evanston police are beefing up patrols along the CTA Purple Line and Metra stops in the wake of a robbery near the Main Purple Line stop and in anticipation of an Evanston newsstand selling Charlie Hebdo newspapers. Evanston police commander Joseph...
  • RTA report: Metra, Pace, CTA falling behind in funding for equipment

     RTA report: Metra, Pace, CTA falling behind in funding for equipment
    Chicago's three transit agencies have fallen $3 billion further behind previous years in investing in new equipment and maintaining existing trains, buses and infrastructure, a new report by the Regional Transportation Authority said Thursday. The...
  • Boy, 12, hit by bus in Gresham

    Boy, 12, hit by bus in Gresham
    A 12-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was hit by a CTA bus Wednesday evening in the Gresham neighborhood on the city's South Side. About 7:25 p.m., the boy was in the 1400 block of West 79th Street walking a dog. At some point the dog went...
  • Charges pending in CTA bus robbery

    Charges pending in CTA bus robbery
    Armed robbery charges are pending against a 20-year-old man suspected of robbing a CTA bus rider Wednesday and threatening to kill the bus' driver unless he helped him escape, Chicago police said. Police said the man was riding an eastbound No. 80-...
  • Mayor: Use $9M in local funds for Blue Line stop fixes

    Mayor: Use $9M in local funds for Blue Line stop fixes
    Mayor Emanuel on Wednesday proposed using $9 million in local funds to pay for fixes at two Blue Line stations. The mayor proposed using $4 million in tax-increment financing to repair the Grand Blue Line stop in West Town and $5 million of similar...