| Mar 9, 2015
| 2:13 PM
A Metra locomotive derailed on the Northwest Side and was expected to clog train traffic north and northwest from Chicago during the evening commute, officials said.
No injuries were reported in the derailment, which involved a single locomotive,...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 6:16 AM
Talk about March madness.
Starting Monday and lasting at least a year, thousands of CTA riders as well as drivers, cyclists and pedestrians can expect lengthier commutes because of train reroutes on the North Side and closures of roads, sidewalks and...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 10:53 AM
Add one more item to the list of topics Mayor Emanuel and his formidable challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia disagree on: Emanuel's proposed flyover at the Belmont stop in Lakeview.
Though they've spent lots of time shaking...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:04 AM
For the first time in three years, serious crimes on the CTA—including thefts and robberies—declined, the transit agency and Mayor Emanuel announced in a news release Tuesday, just one week before the mayoral election.
There were 2,021...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 7:05 PM
Given a choice, a transit agency would rather deal with the challenges of ridership growth than a decline, and the Chicago Transit Authority faces the mixed blessing of both — with the added threat of $105 million in state funding cuts to the CTA...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 12:17 PM
Service on the CTA's Red Line between Howard and Belmont resumed Saturday afternoon arfter a disruption because of switching problems, according to the transit agency.
Service on the northbound Red Line between Belmont and Howard was suspended because...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:39 AM
For the next year, the CTA may want to reconsider renaming the Purple Line Express to something that sounds slower.
Starting March 9, North Side riders of Purple Line Express and Red Line trains could see two to six minutes added onto their morning...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 7:22 AM
A jubilant Jesus “Chuy” Garcia greeted commuters Wednesday at the Merchandise Mart ‘L’ stop the morning after he garnered enough votes to force Mayor Rahm Emanuel to an April 7 runoff election.
“We’re headed to...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 11:34 AM
Six people were taken to area hospitals with injuries after an SUV ran into the back of a CTA bus on the West Side about 1 p.m. on Tuesday, according to authorities.
The northbound 52 Kedzie / California bus was stopped on Kedzie Avenue at the...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 12:52 PM
Four of 11 Chicago and Cook County employee pension funds have signed on to a plan pushed by City Treasurer Kurt Summers to jointly bargain money manager fees.
Summers cites an example, first reported in Crain's, where an investment company owned by a...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:16 AM
Mayoral candidates were out Monday in 11th-hour bids to win over voters before Election Day.
Chicago voters can cast in-person absentee ballots downtown Monday before conventional voting takes place Tuesday around the city in an election headlined by...