| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Trains on the CTA Blue Line were stopped this afternoon after smoke was reported in the tunnel of the Milwaukee Avenue subway near Division.
What was believed to have been smoke from an electrical box was reported in the subway near the Division...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:48 PM
After riding the No. 22 Clark bus last month, TJ Holly of Rogers Park noticed his pocket was a little lighter. Thankfully, his wallet was still there—but his Ventra card was gone.
He logged onto ventrachicago.com Dec. 15 to report his card missing...
| Jan 19, 2014
A smartphone-based ticket program used in Boston may be in the future for Metra riders as the rail agency's possible response to the CTA's Ventra card, officials say.
Commuters in the Massachusetts Bay area download tickets on their iPhones or Android...
| Jan 20, 2014
Chicago nonprofit groups that distribute transit cards to tens of thousands of impoverished and ailing clients say they will soon face a dilemma created by the CTA's switch to Ventra: Either they'll have to spend more on transit or cut back on the level...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:28 PM
The city is celebrating positive Fahrenheit temperatures with more excitement than if the CTA had announced it was dropping those pesky Ventra cards. The Polar Vortex, #ChiBeria, the weather that gave the entire Chicagoland area an...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 2:23 AM
A small fire under an 'L' train halted downtown Blue Line service near the Rosemont Station on Friday night, a CTA spokeswoman said.
The fire under the train west of the Rosemont Station began around 9 p.m. and was put out by the Chicago Fire Department...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:08 AM
A play that showcases real-life CTA stories will celebrate its 100th consecutive Saturday show this weekend.
"El Stories," a reenactment of interviews with CTA riders, has been performed every Saturday at the Greenhouse Theater in Lincoln Park since...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:44 PM
The CTA is having trouble with large gaps in its bus service, according to performance metrics released this week.
From April through November, the agency did not meet its monthly target for the amount of time between two buses on a route, according...
| Dec 19, 2013
Letters to the editor for the Dec. 19 TribLocal print edition from Mundelein, Deerfield and Wauconda.
Seniors and firearms
The conceal carry law is unfair to the oldest senior citizens. I am 82 years old and have been exposed to firearms for 60 years....
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:23 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 51-year-old Chicago man was charged with disorderly conduct on the 1000 block of South Boulevard at 8:59 a.m. Dec. 11.
A Chicago youth was charged with battery of another Chicago youth...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 10:05 PM
The first of six meetings this month to help CTA and Pace riders transfer balances from existing fare cards to Ventra cards will be held Monday, officials said.
Staff from the Regional Transportation Authority and the CTA also will be on hand to help...