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  • A gondola, and other ideas to get from downtown to Museum Campus

    A gondola, and other ideas to get from downtown to Museum Campus
    Imagine zooming through the sky from Union Station, past Buckingham Fountain with stops at the Field Museum and Adler Planetarium in a vessel that resembles an amusement park ride before ending your trip at McCormick Place. The so-called "urban gondola"...
  • Man accused of snatching phone on CTA Red Line train

    Man accused of snatching phone on CTA Red Line train
    A 19-year-old man has been accused of snatching a phone on a CTA Red Line and fleeing the rail car before being caught a short distance later. Cornell Hutchins of the 3700 block of North California Avenue was charged Tuesday morning with robbery,...
  • 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...
  • CTA electric-powered buses debut Wednesday

    CTA electric-powered buses debut Wednesday
    Two electric-powered CTA buses will begin service during Wednesday evening's rush period, in the latest move to reduce the number of gas-guzzling, smog-belching vehicles in the fleet. The buses, which cost about $1 million each, or approximately twice...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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 budget hearing tonight: Fight over CTA No. 11 Lincoln bus

    CTA budget hearing tonight: Fight over CTA No. 11 Lincoln bus
    After years of contentious budget hearings about proposed service cuts, increases in the prices of unlimited ride passes and the rocky transition to the Ventra fare payment system, the looming public hearing for the CTA’s 2015 budget should be...