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  • Red-Purple modernization project gets initial batch of federal funds

    Red-Purple modernization project gets initial batch of federal funds
    Update: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was in Chicago on Thursday with Mayor Rahm Emanuel formally announce the grant. The CTA will receive a $35 million grant as the initial federal seed money for the $4.7 billion reconstruction of the...
  • Task force to study transit options to Museum Campus

    Task force to study transit options to Museum Campus
    At least once a month, Patrick Carlson takes the Blue Line to the Loop and hops on a CTA bus to Museum Campus, home to the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. Sometimes he rides his bike from his Logan Square home to the Lakefront...
  • Keep Montrose Beach family friendly

    Keep Montrose Beach family friendly
    Police broke up an illegal concert at Montrose Beach a few weekends ago, and suddenly there's talk of turning the parking lots into a bird sanctuary. That sounds like a fine idea — if you're a bird. If you're the driver of a minivan carrying two...
  • 'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says

     'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says
    About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
  • Welcome to the neighborhood -- and behave

    Welcome to the neighborhood -- and behave
    Let's take a moment to praise the block club sign, an underappreciated art form in Chicago. Drive around the city and you'll see the signs, most often on the South and West sides, usually on a corner, standing like sentries and shields. Most follow...
  • Reckless homicide charges filed in fatal Edgewater Beach accident

    Reckless homicide charges filed in fatal Edgewater Beach accident
    Reckless homicide charges have been filed against a North Side man who ran a red light and weaved through traffic before plowing into an older man and woman, killing him and injuring her as they loaded groceries from a food pantry into a car,...
  • CTA riders can transfer balances to Ventra through Sept. 1

    CTA riders can transfer balances to Ventra through Sept. 1
    CTA riders have one month left to transfer the balances of their old fare cards to Ventra. Through Sept. 1, riders can mail in their disposable CTA cards with stored value, 30-day unlimited passes, Chicago Cards and reduced fare permits to the CTA to...
  • Go zen: 5 outdoor yoga spots to try

    Go zen: 5 outdoor yoga spots to try
    Need to work on getting zen due a stressful week? Look no further than these scenic spots for an outdoor yoga session. If you're feeling adventurous, there's even yoga on paddleboards at Montrose, North Avenue and 31st Street beaches. (You must provide...
  • Man charged in fatal Edgewater crash

    Man charged in fatal Edgewater crash
    A North Side man has been charged with reckless homicide and numerous traffic violations after police say he plowed into pedestrians and parked cars in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood, killing a 71-year-old man and injuring five other people....
  • CTA crimes down amid overall ridership decline

    CTA crimes down amid overall ridership decline
    Mayor Emanuel and the CTA on Tuesday heralded a nearly 22 percent decrease in thefts and robberies on the CTA, the most common crimes reported on the system. The announcement comes just days after Chicago police announced charges in the July 16 armed...
  • Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive

    Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive
    In the future, North Lake Shore Drive could have a dedicated CTA bus lane, a light rail, or miles of extra parks along the lakefront. At the very least. Over the next four years, city and state officials will be collecting, refining and studying...