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  • CTA says goodbye to 1970s rail cars

    CTA says goodbye to 1970s rail cars
    Some CTA rail cars from the 1970s will be taking one final lap Wednesday before they are officially retired. The CTA is hosting a final ride for eight of its 2400-series rail cars that were introduced in 1976 and pulled from service in October because...
  • Man charged with arson for CTA recycling bin fire

    Man charged with arson for CTA recycling bin fire
    A 19-year-old West Side man set fire to a recycling bin at a Red Line station on the North Side earlier this month before boarding the train, prosecutors said. Ivan Corona-Gutierrez, of the 2200 block of South Kildare Avenue, was ordered held in lieu of...
  • Police warn of thefts on CTA trains at Wilson stop

    Police warn of thefts on CTA trains at Wilson stop
    Police are alerting residents of a recent string of thefts on the CTA trains at the Red Line's Wilson stop on the North Side. There were three thefts between Dec. 28 and Wednesday during late evening and early morning hours, according to an alert from...
  • Public divided on Obama library plans

    Public divided on Obama library plans
    Proposals to put the Barack Obama presidential library on Chicago parkland stirred passionate debates during six hours of public hearings this week and divided residents into two camps: one that wants the city's precious green space to be left alone...
  • Debate over using parkland for Obama Presidential Library

    Debate over using parkland for Obama Presidential Library
    In Chicago's quest to land the Barack Obama Presidential Library, a fight is brewing over whether South Side parkland—specifically Washington Park or Jackson Park—should be offered up as part of a library campus. The University of Chicago...
  • No bail for man charged with assaulting girl on CTA bus

    No bail for man charged with assaulting girl on CTA bus
    A Chicago man is being held without bail after, prosecutors say, he assaulted a 4-year-old girl while on his way home from registering as a sex offender. On Tuesday, Judex Colon allegedly boarded a CTA bus on Polk Street, sat down next to the girl&...
  • 7 cyclists died in auto-bike collisions in Chicago last year, up from 3 in 2013

    7 cyclists died in auto-bike collisions in Chicago last year, up from 3 in 2013
    Seven cyclists died in bike-automobile collisions on Chicago roads last year, up from three in 2013, according to data provided by the city's Department of Transportation.  An eighth cyclist died in Chicago after a collision with a CTA Brown Line train,...
  • Arizona to CTA riders: Come here

    Arizona to CTA riders: Come here
    Arizona tourism officials want to remind Chicagoans who have been suffering through days of bitter cold that the Grand Canyon state sees 325 days of sunshine a year. The CTA Fullerton Red and Brown Line stop in Lincoln Park now sports pictures of people...
  • Obama presidential library pick could affect nearby transit

    Obama presidential library pick could affect nearby transit
    A CTA Blue Line station that has been boarded up and abandoned for more than 40 years could reopen if President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama choose to build the Obama presidential library on the city’s West Side. Should the Obamas settle...
  • Could cheaper gas further fuel dip in mass transit ridership?

    Could cheaper gas further fuel dip in mass transit ridership?
    How can plummeting gas prices be a cause of concern for Chicago-area transit agencies and millions of riders? Start with fuel budgets for commuter trains and buses that were moving targets because they were being put together in the throes of a gas...
  • Red Line train briefly stopped by small fire on tracks

    Red Line train briefly stopped by small fire on tracks
    An inbound train on the CTA's Red Line was briefly stopped just south of Roosevelt Road and State Street on Tuesday morning because of a small rubbish fire on the tracks, officials said. The conductor smelled smoke shortly before 7:30 a.m. and alerted...