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  • Sex offender in custody charged with second attempted assault

    Sex offender in custody charged with second attempted assault
    A registered sex offender already in custody for an attempted sexual assault in August has been charged with trying to assault another woman a month earlier, prosecutors said Thursday. Lemar Hardy, 25, of the 2700 block of West 37th Place, was ordered...
  • CTA rider develops app for wheelchair users

    CTA rider develops app for wheelchair users
    Mohammad Ouyoun, 21, was trying to get to Union Station to take a Metra train home to Northbrook last year when he came across a problem. Ouyoun said he was at the Merchandise Mart Brown Line stop in River North and asked the CTA customer service...
  • Jerrod Carmichael to perform first-ever shows in Chicago

    Jerrod Carmichael to perform first-ever shows in Chicago
    No matter which way you look at it, Jerrod Carmichael is exploding.   There's his Spike Lee-directed special from Los Angeles’ iconic Comedy Store, a role in "Neighbors" and an upcoming sitcom under the NBC umbrella. He was even personally...
  • Metra to borrow for the first time as fare increase looms

    Metra to borrow for the first time as fare increase looms
    Metra is expected to approve a fare hike and budget plan Friday that will mark the first time in the agency's 30-year history that it will borrow money. The proposal includes a nearly 11 percent fare increase, and part of that revenue will be used to...
  • CTA confiscates 200-plus U-Passes for fraud

    CTA confiscates 200-plus U-Passes for fraud
    Chicago college students caught giving or selling their discounted CTA cards to friends or strangers may end up losing the card and paying full fare until the next school year, the transit agency said Wednesday. Forrest Claypool, the CTA president, told...
  • CTA cracks down on abuse of free, reduced-fare rides

    CTA cracks down on abuse of free, reduced-fare rides
    The CTA is cracking down on fraud involving free-ride and reduced-fare Ventra cards, a problem fueled by schemes and illegal card-sharing that costs the agency millions of dollars a year, officials announced Wednesday. Newly implemented rail station...
  • Second man charged in Orange Line train robbery in July

    Second man charged in Orange Line train robbery in July
    A second man has been charged with robbing four people on a CTA Orange Line train this summer, authorities said. Robert Weaver, 47, of the 5000 block of South May Street, has been charged with three felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm,...
  • CTA crack down: Free-ride, reduced-fare Ventra cards

    CTA crack down: Free-ride, reduced-fare Ventra cards
    The CTA is cracking down on fraud involving free-ride and reduced-fare Ventra cards, a problem fueled by schemes and illegal card-sharing that costs the agency millions of dollars a year, officials are set to announce Wednesday. Newly implemented rail...
  • Roaming LGBTQ party Chicago Take Over debuts Oct. 16

    Roaming LGBTQ party Chicago Take Over debuts Oct. 16
    Is Chicago ready for a Guerrilla Gay Bar resurgence? Organizers of Chicago Take Over (CTO)—a floating LGBTQ party that will commandeer a straight bar once a month—are confident the social experiment, which blends a group of gay people with...
  • What Clicked: The most popular stories for Sept. 22-28

    What Clicked: The most popular stories for Sept. 22-28
    Every time you click a RedEye link, an ear-splitting alarm goes off in our office. OK, so that's pretty far from truth. But we do have (not-so) complicated tools to track exactly what everyone is reading. They tell us a lot about you, dear reader....
  • Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra

    Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra
    Accustomed to train delays, Metra riders shouldn't be shocked to learn that a long-promised test of "paperless" ticketing has been pushed back again. A pilot program to introduce mobile ticketing using smartphones isn't likely to be rolled out until...