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  • CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts

    CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts
    The CTA, Metra and Pace would lose almost $130 million in state funding under the 2016 budget plan that Gov. Bruce Rauner presented Wednesday, potentially threatening transit services provided to disabled riders and opening the door to deep service cuts...
  • Aurora dog lover not derailed by Metra's hesitancy on new pet policy

    Aurora dog lover not derailed by Metra's hesitancy on new pet policy
    To dog lover Rena Church, the numbers don't add up. The Aurora woman has gathered 4,500 signatures on a petition requesting a new policy to allow small pets on trains. The Metra board, on the other hand, got a measly 30-40 emails from folks aghast...
  • CTA reports overall ridership dropped 3 percent last year

    The Chicago Transit Authority says an overall ridership decline of nearly 3 percent last year reflects an increasing preference among commuters for rail service. Data released Friday shows bus ridership declined fell 8 percent, while rail ridership...
  • CTA ridership fell 3 percent last year, but train trips growing

    CTA ridership fell 3 percent last year, but train trips growing
    Buses continued a longtime trend of carrying most CTA passengers in 2014, but bus ridership fell 8 percent from the previous year as rail ridership rose to its highest level in more than 50 years, transit officials are set to announce Friday. The...
  • Police Blotter: Family reports $75,000 stolen from joint account

    Police Blotter: Family reports $75,000 stolen from joint account
    The following incidents and arrests were listed among the official reports of the Wilmette and Kenilworth police departments. Readers are reminded an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination. Court...
  • Metra fare hike may add up to more CTA riders

    Metra fare hike may add up to more CTA riders
    The difference is 25 cents but Joseph Lifsics is ready for change. After more than two years as a regular Metra rider, Lifsics said he soon will switch to the CTA after the Metra hiked his monthly pass from $85.50 to $99.75 as part of systemwide fare...
  • Yearlong CTA train reroutes for Wilson station work begin Monday

    Yearlong CTA train reroutes for Wilson station work begin Monday
    Fard Muhammad, of Evanston, is preparing for stop-and-go traffic Monday morning on his ride to work—not on the roads to his Loop job, but on the CTA tracks. Muhammad, who takes the Purple Line Express from Evanston into the Loop in the mornings to...
  • McCormick Place 'L' station needs help to make a neighborhood

    McCormick Place 'L' station needs help to make a neighborhood
    A good city is like a good omelet. While the fillings matter, what really counts are the eggs that hold everything together. I kept thinking of omelets last week as I walked the dull, nearly empty sidewalks around McCormick Place, the nation's largest...
  • CTA and CPD leaders speak against adverse pension ruling

    On March 11, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the lawsuits challenging SB 1: the 2013 legislation that reformed the pension systems of state and university employees and teachers outside the city of Chicago. This lawsuit has...
  • An open mic that also has an open heart

    An open mic that also has an open heart
    People don't go to Heartland Cafe for its looks. The venue sits behind a modest, ranch-style fence alongside the Morse stop on the CTA Red Line. Stroll through the general store and mosey past the Buffalo Bar to find a quaint diner, decorated with...
  • Service resumes after 'wintry mix' causes major CTA delays

    Service resumes after 'wintry mix' causes major CTA delays
    Ice and snow glazed tracks and stopped trains on the CTA's Green, Pink and Yellow lines Tuesday morning, causing major delays through the morning rush, agency officials said. Full service was restored on all three lines by about 11 a.m., the CTA said....