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  • Chicago woman's kidnapping story unravels after review of Ventra Card: cops

    Chicago woman's kidnapping story unravels after review of Ventra Card: cops
    A South Side woman admitted to authorities that she lied about being kidnapped rather than admit that she had been partying and using cocaine, prosecutors said at a court hearing Friday. Veronica Fuentes, 39, of the 8200 block of South Commercial Avenue,...
  • Woman charged with making up story about being kidnapped

    Woman charged with making up story about being kidnapped
    A South Chicago woman is facing criminal charges after police say she filed a false report about being kidnapped over the weekend and held for three days in an abandoned building near a CTA station in Lawndale. Veronica Fuentes, 39, of the 8200 block of...
  • Cops: Man tries to drive off parking garage in suicide attempt

    Cops: Man tries to drive off parking garage in suicide attempt
    A man was seriously injured Tuesday when he tried to drive off the top floor of a parking garage along the CTA Red Line in an apparent suicide attempt, authorities said. Around 5 a.m., the man drove his gray Nissan toward the brick wall surrounding...
  • Boy, 15, accused of sexual assault of woman on Chicago train

    A 15-year-old boy is being accused of beating and sexually assaulting a 41-year-old woman aboard a Chicago Transit Authority train. The boy was ordered to be held Thursday on $1 million bail on felony charges of aggravated sexual assault and robbery. He'...
  • Emanuel names Claypool to 3rd stint as mayoral chief of staff

     Emanuel names Claypool to 3rd stint as mayoral chief of staff
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has turned to old friend and City Hall veteran Forrest Claypool to be his new chief of staff as the mayor tries to deal with a growing scandal at the Chicago Public Schools and confront a series of lingering, serious problems facing the...
  • 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...
  • Man found dead inside CTA train at O'Hare identified

    Man found dead inside CTA train at O'Hare identified
    A man was pronounced dead after he was found on a CTA train early in the morning on Monday, March 23 at the O'Hare International Airport Blue Line terminal, police said. The 47-year-old was discovered unresponsive around 1:35 a.m. and was taken to...
  • Northwestern student sexually assaulted in Evanston dorm room

    Northwestern student sexually assaulted in Evanston dorm room
    A Northwestern University student told officials she was sexually assaulted in her dorm room Monday evening at the school’s north suburban campus in Evanston. The student reported the assault happened between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. in a university...
  • CTA to begin shutting off rail station heaters Tuesday

    CTA to begin shutting off rail station heaters Tuesday
    When the California Blue Line stop in Logan Square reopened in October after a six-week, $11.2 million renovation project, the hot topic wasn't the new paint or platform fixes. It was the number of working heat lamps on the outdoor platforms. The CTA...
  • CTA to expand ex-offender jobs program

    CTA to expand ex-offender jobs program
    Jakeshia Beals, 31, said when she arrived at the CTA nearly three years ago, she was homeless and looking for work. Beals, who was arrested for drug crimes, began work at a South Side rail shop as part of the CTA's "second chance" program that gives...
  • CTA trains stopped briefly in Loop after person falls onto tracks

    CTA trains stopped briefly in Loop after person falls onto tracks
    "L" trains on the Loop elevated structure were stopped briefly this afternoon when a person fell onto the tracks, according to the CTA. Green, Pink, Orange and Brown Line trains were stopped while crews worked to save the person at the Randolph Street...