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  • My sexual harassment story on the CTA

    My sexual harassment story on the CTA
    After I finished writing my Tuesday story about sexual harassment on the CTA, it happened to me. On Friday evening, I was waiting for a Green Line train at the Pulaski stop after spending the afternoon reporting in West Garfield Park. By the time I...
  • How to report suspicious activity

    How to report suspicious activity
    The CTA encourages riders to speak up if they notice unwanted behavior. Here are some tips on how to report suspicious activity. >> If you are on a bus, notify the bus driver immediately. Always be aware of surroundings. Some details that are helpful to...
  • Lucas museum site makes little sense

    Lucas museum site makes little sense
    Filmmaker George Lucas wants to build a museum of "narrative art" — "Star Wars" memorabilia and other popular works — on Chicago's lakefront, south of Soldier Field. Some park advocates oppose it, citing the law requiring an open lakefront....
  • When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones?

    When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones?
    As the RedEye's CTA columnist for the past five years, I've spent an excessive amount of time riding buses and trains. I have taken every bus line from start to finish and visited every rail station. Once I rode CTA trains for nine consecutive hours...
  • Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne

    Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne
    The park surrounding Chicago’s historic Water Tower would be renamed “Jane M. Byrne Plaza” in honor of the former mayor under a proposal endorsed today by the City Council Finance Committee. Aldermen set aside other proposed ways to...
  • Crime on CTA declines in first half of 2014, police data show

    Crime on CTA declines in first half of 2014, police data show
    Thefts and robberies, the top two crimes reported on the CTA, fell by about one-fifth and one-third, respectively, in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2013, according to data that transit officials are expected to release...
  • Getting Around: CDOT upgrades to straighten out kinks in bike route

    Getting Around: CDOT upgrades to straighten out kinks in bike route
    Dear Getting Around: You've got mail. Q: What's up with the new bike lanes on Harrison Street, where the lanes bend around State Street (because the east and west approaches to the intersection don't line up with each other)? I see that the city...
  • Illinois Tollway, Pace pin hopes on bus service

    Illinois Tollway, Pace pin hopes on bus service
    The Illinois Tollway and Pace have taken a major step toward bringing more express bus service to the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, and motorists' tolls will help pay for it. Under a partnership agreement the agencies finalized last week, the Tollway...
  • How accessible is the CTA?

    How accessible is the CTA?
    There are certain CTA stations that seem almost impossible to navigate, even if you are in good shape. Take the Sheridan Red Line stop, for example. The stairwell is narrow and is known to get slick with puddles after rain. Or the Central Purple Line...
  • Artist known for large public displays hired for Wilson station

    Artist known for large public displays hired for Wilson station
    Sri Lankan-born artist Cecil Balmond, known for his large-scale public displays, has been hired to create original artwork for the new Wilson rail station on the Red Line, under a contract valued at up to $204,000 that the CTA board approved Wednesday....
  • International artist to create Wilson stop artwork

    International artist to create Wilson stop artwork
    Cecil Balmond, an international artist known for designing innovative structures, will create artwork for the Wilson stop, which is slated to undergo a $203 million renovation this year, the CTA board decided Wednesday. The CTA board awarded a...