| Jun 7, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Chicago police today released surveillance photos of two men suspected in the shooting deaths last December of a church deacon and a South Side blues musician.
Willie Cooper, a retired CTA driver, was shot to death around 4:45 a.m. on Dec. 19 after he...
| Jun 15, 2014
Kennedy Expressway construction, which threatened nightmarish delays each weekend for the rest of the month, not only will wrap up earlier than planned this weekend but will be completed by June 23, officials said Saturday.
Because of "the expedited pace...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:52 AM
This weekend’s near-shutdown along the inbound Kennedy Expressway begins Friday night, when drivers, downtown business owners and summer event organizers will start to see whether a feared “carmageddon’’ takes hold.
At 10 p.m.,...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:47 PM
There are probably a million better ways to pass time than to be driving on the Kennedy Expressway anywhere near downtown Chicago from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, when the inbound Kennedy (I-90/94) will be constricted to make room for the...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 8:46 AM
"Carmageddon" has begun.
As 11 p.m. approached (on Friday the 13th, no less), steady traffic still flowed along the Kennedy Expressway even as workers prepared to close a downtown section of the road to begin a massive bridge replacement project. As...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:15 PM
The investigation into the CTA train wreck in March at the O’Hare station prompted a federal alert Thursday to all U.S. rail transit systems to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest idea to boost Chicago’s tourism numbers involves finding a company to light up city bridges, buildings, CTA platforms and other locations to hopefully “transform the world’s opinion of Chicago” and...
| Jun 2, 2014
The Chicago Transit Authority will require more frequent security patrols at its parking facilities in a move to help commuters feel safer, as well as demand quicker turnarounds to fix burned-out lighting and make upgrades, under a contract that is open...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:15 AM
HBO released the first teaser for "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways," and Chicago features prominently in the 20-second clip.
Band leader Dave Grohl appears to be hopping on a CTA train and later walking down an "L" stop's stairs. In between, we see...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Here's how riders can use their personal bank cards and phones to pay for CTA fares.
Paying with personal bank cards
Riders can use their contactless personal bank cards if they have a certain radio frequency chip in their card.
These cards can be...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:21 AM
CTA and Pace riders who haven’t yet switched to the new Ventra fare-payment system are approaching the end of the line, as the transit agencies will no longer accept either version of the Chicago Card or offer customers the option to reload any...