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  • As a rule, priority seating means something on CTA trips

    As a rule, priority seating means something on CTA trips
    Readers sometimes ask how I get around, and some people even suggest they already know the answer based on perceived tea leaves in my writing. No, I don't fly to the office in the Tribune helicopter (there isn't one), which is to say that I can be as...
  • Blogger sues CTA for documents related to Ventra contract

    Blogger sues CTA for documents related to Ventra contract
    A blogger sued the CTA on Wednesday to obtain copies of the losing bids and other documents related to the transit agency awarding an almost half-billion-dollar contract in 2011 for the new Ventra fare-collection system. Jason Prechtel filed the lawsuit...
  • Charges pending against driver in fatal Edgewater Beach crash

    Charges pending against driver in fatal Edgewater Beach crash
    Police say a man was speeding and driving "evasively" on Sheridan Road when he plowed into pedestrians and parked cars in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood, killing a 71-year-old man and injuring five other people. The accident happened at Sheridan and...
  • Lakeview man leaps buildings, takes epic stunt footage

    Lakeview man leaps buildings, takes epic stunt footage
    Before Chicago stuntman Ethan Swanson leaps between buildings, he clears his mind. “If you’re going to be trying something like this, your worst enemy is yourself. If you doubt yourself at the last second and try to pull out, that can do...
  • Council OKs renaming park to honor Jane Byrne

    Council OKs renaming park to honor Jane Byrne
    Renaming the park next to Chicago's historic Water Tower as Jane M. Byrne Plaza in honor of the former mayor was approved today by the City Council.    Aldermen a day earlier set aside other proposed ways to honor Byrne after the former mayor's daughter,...
  • CTA provides extra service for Lollapalooza

    CTA provides extra service for Lollapalooza
    The CTA is providing extra weekend service for Lollapalooza and a Bears event, the transit agency announced Thursday. The CTA on Friday will operate longer trains on the Blue, Brown, Green, Orange and Red lines until at least 10 p.m., and longer...
  • 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...
  • 1 weekend down, 1 to go on Kennedy

    1 weekend down, 1 to go on Kennedy
    It took a community to raze a bridge over the Kennedy Expressway this past weekend without the sky falling. And state transportation officials said it required a bridge demolition crew that shifted into overdrive to not only lop off one weekend from a...
  • Walk this way

    Walk this way
    After a crash totaled Erica Johnson’s car, she decided owning a car in Chicago was no longer worth the hassle. Johnson, 26, of Norwood Park, used to drive to her job, but now she bikes 4 miles to work in Mayfair or takes a CTA bus when the weather...
  • Feds order rail brake tests to avoid repeat of O'Hare Blue Line crash

    Feds order rail brake tests to avoid repeat of O'Hare Blue Line crash
    All U.S. transit agencies that operate rail systems received a federal alert Thursday to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations, to avoid the risk of a crash similar to the CTA wreck at the O’Hare...
  • City bicycle parking: the good, the bad, the ugly

    City bicycle parking: the good, the bad, the ugly
    Chicago has more than 14,000 public bicycle racks, but it can still be challenging to find places to lock up on the go. The alternative options for locking a bike in public include parking signs, bus stop poles and the occasional tree. But not all...