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  • Chicago's Thompson Center in sad state

    Chicago's Thompson Center in sad state
    If our buildings reflect us as truly as a mirror, as the architect Louis Sullivan once said, the image emanating from Chicago's run-down James R. Thompson Center speaks with painful honesty about the sad state of the state of Illinois. Our public...
  • Elevated structure work along Brown, Purple lines expected to speed commute

    Elevated structure work along Brown, Purple lines expected to speed commute
    Rehab work on a deteriorated elevated structure along the Brown and Purple/Evanston Express lines between the Near North Side and downtown will be expanded to include track upgrades starting in the spring, with the promise of finally delivering faster,...
  • Video purportedly shows bedbugs on CTA; agency says it's never seen a bedbug

    Video purportedly shows bedbugs on CTA; agency says it's never seen a bedbug
    A YouTube video circulating on social media purportedly shows bedbugs on a CTA rail car, but the transit agency said Wednesday it has never seen a bedbug or confirmed a report of bedbugs on its buses or trains. "We've never found one and we have no...
  • City seeks feedback for River North, Streeterville transit study

    The River North and Streeterville neighborhoods arguably have some of the best CTA services in all of Chicago. But there are holes in the tapestry, including the need for faster transit options from Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center in...
  • Reckless homicide charges filed in fatal Edgewater Beach accident

    Reckless homicide charges filed in fatal Edgewater Beach accident
    Reckless homicide charges have been filed against a North Side man who ran a red light and weaved through traffic before plowing into an older man and woman, killing him and injuring her as they loaded groceries from a food pantry into a car,...
  • 8 injured in crash involving CTA bus on South Side

    8 injured in crash involving CTA bus on South Side
    At least eight people were injured late Saturday morning in an accident involving a CTA bus and a U-Haul truck on the South Side in the city's Chatham neighborhood. The accident happened about 11:15 a.m. at 79th Street and King Drive, according to...
  • Task force to study transit options to Museum Campus

    Task force to study transit options to Museum Campus
    At least once a month, Patrick Carlson takes the Blue Line to the Loop and hops on a CTA bus to Museum Campus, home to the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. Sometimes he rides his bike from his Logan Square home to the Lakefront...
  • Crime on CTA declines in first half of 2014, police data show

    Crime on CTA declines in first half of 2014, police data show
    Thefts and robberies, the top two crimes reported on the CTA, fell by about one-fifth and one-third, respectively, in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2013, according to data that transit officials are expected to release...
  • CTA crimes down amid overall ridership decline

    CTA crimes down amid overall ridership decline
    Mayor Emanuel and the CTA on Tuesday heralded a nearly 22 percent decrease in thefts and robberies on the CTA, the most common crimes reported on the system. The announcement comes just days after Chicago police announced charges in the July 16 armed...
  • Keep Montrose Beach family friendly

    Keep Montrose Beach family friendly
    Police broke up an illegal concert at Montrose Beach a few weekends ago, and suddenly there's talk of turning the parking lots into a bird sanctuary. That sounds like a fine idea — if you're a bird. If you're the driver of a minivan carrying two...
  • Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne

    Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne
    The park surrounding Chicago’s historic Water Tower would be renamed “Jane M. Byrne Plaza” in honor of the former mayor under a proposal endorsed today by the City Council Finance Committee. Aldermen set aside other proposed ways to...