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  • Orange juice sales fall to record lows

    Orange juice sales fall to record lows
    Poor orange juice, the glass is looking half-empty when it comes to demand. Sales of OJ have fallen to the lowest ever recorded, according to a Wall Street Journal report Tuesday.  With beverage drinkers increasingly reaching for other fruit juices or...
  • Problem Solver: Ex-con feels job squeeze at CTA

    Problem Solver: Ex-con feels job squeeze at CTA
    Derrick Smith is upfront about his criminal past. "I am a past felon" are the first five words in his email to the Problem Solver. The Chicago resident's rap sheet is littered with burglaries, starting in the early 1990s and continuing through 2005....
  • New train to DFW Airport

    New train to DFW Airport
    You can now travel to/from Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) by train. Last week, DART, the Dallas area rapid transit system, opened the long-awaited extension of the Orange light rail line directly to Terminal A. From the airport, it runs to...
  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....
  • Through Monday, riders can transfer the balance on their old CTA cards to Ventra

    Through Monday, riders can transfer the balance on their old CTA cards to Ventra
    Riders have only a few days left to transfer the balances on their old CTA fare cards to their Ventra cards. And they have to do it via snail mail. Through Monday, riders can mail in their old fare cards to the CTA, accompanied by a mail-in transfer...
  • Prosecutors: Man cut fellow CTA bus rider's face over 'disrespect'

    Prosecutors: Man cut fellow CTA bus rider's face over 'disrespect'
    A 55-year-old man cut another rider's face with a large hunting knife on a CTA bus this week after accusing the other man of disrespecting him, prosecutors said today. Kevin Lee approached a commuter at 7:40 p.m. on the bus near West 79th and State...
  • Flash flood warnings in west, south suburbs

    Flash flood warnings in west, south suburbs
    A 10-mile-wide band of thunderstorms dumped nearly 5 inches of rain on many parts of the Chicago area overnight, closing the Eisenhower Expressway for a time, halting Blue Line trains and causing flooding in several west and south suburbs. As of 7 a.m.,...
  • CTA offering free back-to-school rides to Chicago elementary, high school students

    CTA offering free back-to-school rides to Chicago elementary, high school students
    For Chicago students going back to elementary or high school, at least math will be easy on their first day. Students will pay nothing to ride the CTA on Tuesday. The transit agency is once again providing free rides to elementary and high school...
  • Heavy rain shuts down Eisenhower for third time this summer

    Heavy rain shuts down Eisenhower for third time this summer
    For the third time this summer, heavy storms shut down the Eisenhower Expressway  after sewer back-ups caused flooding and buckling of the pavement near the Des Plaines River. This morning’s heavy rain flooded the same stretch hit by a storm on...
  • CTA: Delays reported on Green Line after worker was injured

    CTA: Delays reported on Green Line after worker was injured
    Commuters can expect significant delays this afternoon on the CTA Green Line due to a worker being injured earlier near the Roosevelt Station, said officials. A CTA spokeswoman said the worker was a contractor working on the C-DOT project. There was...
  • Chicago cyclists face confusion over bike parking rights

    Chicago cyclists face confusion over bike parking rights
    Chicago cyclists might have more to worry about than bike thieves when parking their bikes outside. Some building managers don’t want people locking up bikes near their entrances, and will go as far as cutting them off the fixtures they are locked...