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  • Man electrocuted on Blue Line tracks

    Man electrocuted on Blue Line tracks
    A man died early Tuesday after he was electrocuted on the Blue Line tracks on the city's West Side. Emergency crews were called to the Kedzie-Homan Blue Line station, 530 S. Kedzie Ave., about 4:45 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a man on the tracks, said...
  • Yellow Line closure creates rail car repair headache for CTA

    Yellow Line closure creates rail car repair headache for CTA
    The expected five-month shutdown of the CTA Yellow Line due to an embankment collapse in mid-May is causing an additional hassle: Rail access has been cut off to the transit agency's largest and most important train maintenance facility, officials said...
  • Clark Burrus, Chicago comptroller in 1970s, dead at 86

     Clark Burrus, Chicago comptroller in 1970s, dead at 86
    Clark Burrus was rejected in his first attempt to find work at City Hall, turned down for a summer job while still in college. Mr. Burrus went on to a distinguished career in public and private spheres, serving as city comptroller in the 1970s and...
  • Unraveling the hidden secrets of Chicago's Pedway

    Unraveling the hidden secrets of Chicago's Pedway
    For years, I was mostly proud of my Chicago living skills. I have Lower Wacker Drive down pat. I know of several spots near cultural or shopping venues where you can park on the street for free. And no, I will not share. But there is one crucial...
  • Yellow Line remains closed; no return date named

    Yellow Line remains closed; no return date named
    CTA officials this week said no date has yet been established for the return of service to Skokie's Yellow Line. The CTA and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District are still working together to come up with a schedule, officials from both...
  • Lincolnwood creates new bus route citizen committee

    Lincolnwood creates new bus route citizen committee
    An ongoing discussion about improving public transportation options in the village of Lincolnwood by adding new bus service routes moved forward last week after village officials decided to put together a citizens committee to help steer the decision-...
  • A final farewell to an old Loop railhouse

     A final farewell to an old Loop railhouse
    The 119-year-old Loop "L" station house at Madison Street and Wabash Avenue, a Chicago icon to some but a dilapidated eyesore to others, will begin to be taken down this week. It will be an extra-careful demolition process that is expected to continue...
  • Aurora woman celebrates Metra's new pet policy

    Aurora woman celebrates Metra's new pet policy
    Rena Church's Metra ride home on Wednesday to Aurora was a happy one. The director of the Aurora Art Commission and self-described "dog lover" had just attended the Metra Board meeting, where the commuter rail agency agreed to allow small pets in...
  • CTA president has to give up lucrative CTA pension

    Dorval Carter took a new job last month as president of the Chicago Transit Authority and had to temporarily suspend receipt of a pension — from the CTA. Carter left the CTA in 2009 and signed up for an early retirement program that has paid him...
  • Mechanical problems, crush of fans delay Metra trains

    Mechanical problems, crush of fans delay Metra trains
    The first Metra trains to roll out Thursday morning were filled with raucous Blackhawks fans, squeezed next to the usually quiet commuters, with delays running nearly up to an hour or longer because of the crush of passengers and some mechanical problems....
  • After month without Yellow Line, news gets worse in Skokie

    After month without Yellow Line, news gets worse in Skokie
    Yellow Line trains have not rolled along Skokie's tracks for more than a month now, a closing that commuters will have to deal with into the fall after the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District announced Friday that service would not be restored until...