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  • Lucas museum site makes little sense

    Lucas museum site makes little sense
    Filmmaker George Lucas wants to build a museum of "narrative art" — "Star Wars" memorabilia and other popular works — on Chicago's lakefront, south of Soldier Field. Some park advocates oppose it, citing the law requiring an open lakefront....
  • As a rule, priority seating means something on CTA trips

    As a rule, priority seating means something on CTA trips
    Readers sometimes ask how I get around, and some people even suggest they already know the answer based on perceived tea leaves in my writing. No, I don't fly to the office in the Tribune helicopter (there isn't one), which is to say that I can be as...
  • When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones?

    When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones?
    As the RedEye's CTA columnist for the past five years, I've spent an excessive amount of time riding buses and trains. I have taken every bus line from start to finish and visited every rail station. Once I rode CTA trains for nine consecutive hours...
  • Chicago man accused of cell phone snatching at bus stop

    Chicago man accused of cell phone snatching at bus stop
    A Chicago man was charged with robbery after he allegedly snatched a cell phone from the hand of a man waiting for a CTA bus in Rogers Park Sunday morning. Alex Riaz, 18, of the 6300 block of South Hoyne Avenue, stole a Galaxy S5 cell phone from a 23-...
  • CTA bus hit by car in Uptown shooting incident

    CTA bus hit by car in Uptown shooting incident
    There were no reported injuries this evening when a shots were fired near Margate Park and a car hit a bus, authorities said. Police responded to a call of shots fired about 5:50 p.m. in the 5000 block of North Marine DriveĀ  and found shell casings in...
  • CTA installing new digital displays at rail stations

    CTA installing new digital displays at rail stations
    The CTA plans to install 24 digital displays at 10 stations in the next six months, an agency spokeswoman said this week. The CTA recently installed two new digital displays outside the Chicago Brown Line stop on the Near North Side. The 10 stations...
  • Police: Orange Line robbers had been riding trains all day

    Police: Orange Line robbers had been riding trains all day
    The two men suspected in this week’s Orange Line train-car robbery spent hours riding the rails before announcing their crime to passengers in a single car during one of the route’s longest stretches between stops, police said Thursday....
  • International artist to create Wilson stop artwork

    International artist to create Wilson stop artwork
    Cecil Balmond, an international artist known for designing innovative structures, will create artwork for the Wilson stop, which is slated to undergo a $203 million renovation this year, the CTA board decided Wednesday. The CTA board awarded a...
  • CTA president: No plans to restore Lincoln Avenue bus cut

    CTA president: No plans to restore Lincoln Avenue bus cut
    CTA president Forrest Claypool said Wednesday the agency has no plans to restore a controversial 2012 cut of Lincoln Avenue bus service despite a North Side alderman's push to have service reinstated. "We have no plans to change our previous crowding...
  • Red Line south extension draws property value concerns

     Red Line south extension draws property value concerns
    The public should play a part in deciding how the CTA will compensate property owners in the path of the future Red Line south extension, South Side religious leaders said Wednesday, a proposal transit agency officials said isn’t viable because of...
  • CTA Brown Line slowest in nearly 2 years

    CTA Brown Line slowest in nearly 2 years
    The CTA Brown Line is the slowest it has been in nearly two years, with nearly a quarter of track under slow zone, according to a CTA report posted online this week. Twenty-three percent of Brown Line track is under slow zone, which requires trains to...