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  • NTSB to determine cause of CTA train accident at O'Hare

    The National Transportation Safety Board was meeting Tuesday to determine what caused a Chicago Transit Authority train to jump the tracks and scale an escalator at O'Hare International Airport last year. The dramatic derailment happened just before 3...
  • New study details downside of CTA's newest rail cars

    New study details downside of CTA's newest rail cars
    As the CTA moves cautiously toward picking its next-generation rail cars, a study published in a national research journal presents a painstakingly detailed account of how the transit agency went off the tracks when it selected the aisle-facing seat...
  • Spring swings in McKinley Park

    <br>Spring swings in McKinley Park
    Coach Omar Bernal lined up his youngest player's batting stance during T-ball practice Sunday. Edgar Gutierrez, 3, took a big swing with a big smile in front of a half-dozen co-ed teammates in matching Baltimore Orioles hats. "Train!" yelled one...
  • Speak Out

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hired Forrest Claypool as his chief of staff to try to straighten the city's pension crisis out. Here's the question for everybody — what about Mr. Claypool? How many pensions is he going to receive? Let's think about...
  • Small fire reported on Red Line

    Small fire reported on Red Line
    CTA officials briefly rerouted Red Line trains following a small rubbish fire on the Red Line's subway tracks. A small trash fire broke out Friday morning on the Red Line's subway tracks in the 1200 block of North Clark Street. Trains were briefly...
  • Man charged with groping 4th woman on CTA train

    Man charged with groping 4th woman on CTA train
    A Logan Square man accused of pressing his body against three women on CTA trains has been charged in another attack, this one in 2007, after DNA on the fourth woman's clothing matched his genetic profile, prosecutors said Thursday. Noor Jalil, 54,...
  • CTA releases details on rebuilding of north sections of Red, Purple lines

    CTA releases details on rebuilding of north sections of Red, Purple lines
    CTA officials have laid out more details of the first stage of rebuilding the northern sections of the Red and Purple lines, saying work could begin as soon as 2017. The first phase will focus on reconstructing tracks, viaducts, bridges and the four...
  • CTA rounding the curve slowly on next rail car purchase

     CTA rounding the curve slowly on next rail car purchase
    The CTA is again readjusting its sights before spending roughly $2 billion on a new generation of rail cars, aiming to hit the bull's-eye with the first train order during the Emanuel administration, transit officials said. The additional delay comes as...
  • Amateur rides Pace buses from Grayslake to Zion

    Amateur rides Pace buses from Grayslake to Zion
    Back in the Big '80s – way, way back, at this point in history – I was a daily rider on the CTA and would join the other regulars in rolling my eyes when an amateur wandered into our world. These random riders would try to wave down speeding...
  • Mom turns in son, 15, after seeing photos of attacker in Blue Line sex assault

    Mom turns in son, 15, after seeing photos of attacker in Blue Line sex assault
    A woman who boarded a CTA train in Oak Park on Monday afternoon was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted by a 15-year-old boy, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday. The entire incident on the eastbound Blue Line train was captured on CTA video that...
  • Chicago mayor taps CTA director to be chief of staff

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named the head of Chicago Transit Authority to be his new chief of staff. Emanuel said Friday morning that Forrest Claypool will replace Lisa Schrader, who is leaving after two years. The mayor's office said Claypool's...