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  • CTA Blue Line train going too fast for emergency brakes to work: NTSB

    CTA Blue Line train going too fast for emergency brakes to work: NTSB
    Too much speed and too little stopping distance were at the root of the Blue Line train crash at O’Hare International Airport last month that injured 33 people, said federal investigators, who on Monday also raised the damage estimate from $6...
  • Corrections and clarifications for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    •A story on the Art Everywhere project in Monday's A+E section misidentified Andy Warhol's painting "Campbell's Soup Can." •In an article Saturday about the CTA's Blue Line train crash at O'Hare International Airport on March 24, the fired...
  • Green Line delayed because of person on tracks on West Side

    Green Line delayed because of person on tracks on West Side
    CTA Green Line trains on the West Side were briefly delayed this evening because of a person on the "L" tracks in the Austin neighborhood, according to the CTA. Trains were stopped in both directions because of a person on the tracks at the Central...
  • Union chief: Operator worked 69 hours in week before O'Hare crash

    Union chief: Operator worked 69 hours in week before O'Hare crash
    The operator of the CTA train that jumped a platform and climbed an escalator at O’Hare International Airport had worked 69 hours in the week before Monday’s crash, the rail union chief said today, saying the agency’s way of scheduling...
  • NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls twice before

    NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls twice before
    The train operator who was asleep during the Blue Line crash at O'Hare International Airport also dozed off at the controls in another incident less than two months ago, a federal investigator said Wednesday. The stunning revelation — that the...
  • CTA fires operator of train that crashed at O'Hare

    CTA fires operator of train that crashed at O'Hare
    The CTA operator who admitted dozing off at the controls of a train that plowed into the platform at O'Hare International Airport was fired Friday — the same day the agency said it was making rules for operators "more stringent." The CTA sent...
  • Obama library can generate hope and change

     Obama library can generate hope and change
    For people who don't live in the South Side neighborhood of Washington Park, there is hardly a reason to take the CTA's Green Line to the Garfield station. Though barely a mile from the stately University of Chicago campus, the desolate block of East...
  • Driver in Chicago train crash fired; minimum rest limits imposed

    Facing scrutiny after a rookie subway driver admitted to authorities that she fell asleep at the controls before a high-speed crash last month, the Chicago Transit Authority said this week that it will impose limits on how many hours drivers can work...
  • 4 held, others sought in Noble Square robbery

    4 held, others sought in Noble Square robbery
    Four people were arrested in a street robbery that left a man injured as he walked through Noble Square neighborhood last weekend, authorities said. The group was arrested in connection with the Sunday night robbery in the 1500 block of North Bosworth...
  • Advocates call for raising tax money to pay for mass transit improvements

    Advocates call for raising tax money to pay for mass transit improvements
    A coalition of transportation advocates supported by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle has recommended raising new tax money in Cook County to help pay for billions of dollars of mass transit improvements. Launching a...
  • No more CTA Wrigley Field express bus

    No more CTA Wrigley Field express bus
    Cubs fans will have one fewer option for getting to the ballpark this summer. The CTA is no longer running a weekend and night shuttle from a North Side parking lot to Wrigley Field this year. The Cubs decided not to subsidize the No. 154-Wrigley...