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  • Photos of suspects released in killings of deacon, blues musician

    Photos of suspects released in killings of deacon, blues musician
    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...
  • Kennedy roadwork put into fast lane

    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...
  • Will 'carmageddon' grip Kennedy? Near-shutdown starts tonight

    Will 'carmageddon' grip Kennedy? Near-shutdown starts tonight
    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.,...
  • 5 survival tips for Kennedy construction weekend

    5 survival tips for Kennedy construction weekend
    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...
  • Kennedy construction begins

    Kennedy construction begins
    "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...
  • In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains

    In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains
    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. The...
  • Chicago wants to light up 'iconic metropolis' for tourists

    Chicago wants to light up 'iconic metropolis' for tourists
    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...
  • More security required for CTA park-and-ride lots

    More security required for CTA park-and-ride lots
    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...
  • HBO teases Foo Fighters doc series partly shot in Chicago

    HBO teases Foo Fighters doc series partly shot in Chicago
    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...
  • How to make Ventra payments using phone, personal bank card

    How to make Ventra payments using phone, personal bank card
    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...
  • CTA, Pace start next Ventra phase-in this weekend

    CTA, Pace start next Ventra phase-in this weekend
    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...