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  • Aurora woman celebrates Metra's new pet policy

    Aurora woman celebrates Metra's new pet policy
    Rena Church's Metra ride home on Wednesday to Aurora was a happy one. The director of the Aurora Art Commission and self-described "dog lover" had just attended the Metra Board meeting, where the commuter rail agency agreed to allow small pets in...
  • Drink this: Cucumber watermelon martini

    Drink this: Cucumber watermelon martini
    Martinis are the featured drinks at this bar and grill nestled under the CTA Blue Line Damen stop in Wicker Park. With more than 30 concoctions, even drinkers who normally shun martinis can find one here that piques their interest, like the Austin, Texas,...
  • CTA Yellow Line to remain closed several more weeks

    CTA Yellow Line to remain closed several more weeks
    CTA Yellow Line riders will have to wait at least several more weeks before service can be restored after an embankment collapse, causing frustration over longer commute times. For Manar Elkheir, of Skokie, that inconvenience means as much as an hour...
  • Man dies after being hit by CTA bus in Canaryville

    Man dies after being hit by CTA bus in Canaryville
    A man died Monday evening after he was struck by a CTA bus on the South Side, police said. The accident happened near 43rd and Halsted streets at 9:06 p.m., authorities said. According to preliminary information, a 62-year-old pedestrian was struck by...
  • Yellow Line to Skokie out of service for next several days, CTA says

     Yellow Line to Skokie out of service for next several days, CTA says
    The bad news for CTA Yellow Line riders: Service will be shut down at least for several days, with no clear idea of when it will resume. The good news: CTA operators spotted problems related to the collapse of an embankment that supported the tracks,...
  • Learning middle-skills to snag living wages

    Learning middle-skills to snag living wages
    Shortly after she moved to Chicago in 1999, Aurora Ibarra, recently widowed and caring for her three young children, spent time at the hospital bedside of an aunt who had fallen ill. Ibarra, who had previously worked in the fields harvesting onions in...
  • Woman says she was on 'empty' CTA bus in fatal crash

     Woman says she was on 'empty' CTA bus in fatal crash
    A Chicago woman said Monday that she and two other passengers were on the CTA bus involved in a fatal crash downtown last week, contradicting the transit agency's account that the bus driver was alone when he allegedly violated a red traffic signal and...
  • Lawsuit filed by children of woman killed in CTA bus crash

    Lawsuit filed by children of woman killed in CTA bus crash
    The children of a woman killed by a CTA bus that police said ran a red light at Michigan Avenue filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and the agency Monday. Elaine and John Wilson contend that the bus driver "failed to control the bus,...
  • Family of woman struck and killed by CTA bus sues the agency

    The family of a south suburban woman who died after being struck by Chicago Transit Authority bus has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $100,000 in damages from the agency. The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1FF8EWV ) the daughter and son of...
  • Comic art imitates life on the CTA

     Comic art imitates life on the CTA
    Riders on a CTA train are minding their own business when suddenly an emergency evacuation door connecting the rail cars bursts open and a man menacingly appears. "So," he says to three shocked passengers who are seated near the door, "now that I've...
  • Boy, 17, charged in stabbing near CTA Brown Line

    Boy, 17, charged in stabbing near CTA Brown Line
    A 17-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a stabbing near the Western Avenue Brown Line CTA station in the city's Lincoln Square neighborhood. Police said earlier that an argument broke out about 4:30 p.m. Thursday on the platform in the...