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  • CTA's Yellow Line trouble and Springfield's little train that won't

    CTA's Yellow Line trouble and Springfield's little train that won't
    The CTA's Yellow Line was shut down because the ground gave way beneath the tracks. Attention, Springfield: When metaphors for this state's financial crisis become this real, you better act before we go off the rails. The Ascena Retail Group is buying...
  • Drink this: O'Leary's Cow

    Drink this: O'Leary's Cow
    O'Leary's Cow: The recently opened Staytion Market & Bar, inside the spacious lobby of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, cuts a modern edge, serving up bright, shareable plates of Chicago-style street food and neighborhood-inspired twists on classic...
  • Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive

    Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive
    Just as a victorious Rahm Emanuel was about to step on stage to accept re-election accolades from a raucous crowd at a Near West Side plumbers union hall, he got a call. Bruce Rauner, his friend and Illinois' new governor, was on the line. "We had a...
  • CTA begins weekend reroutes on Brown Line

    CTA begins weekend reroutes on Brown Line
    Starting this weekend, the CTA will reroute Brown Line trains onto Red Line tracks during 13 weekends this year so work can be done to fix Brown Line track, according to the transit agency. Rerouting Brown Line trains shouldn't affect Red Line service,...
  • Yellow Line to Skokie out of service for next several days, CTA says

     Yellow Line to Skokie out of service for next several days, CTA says
    The bad news for CTA Yellow Line riders: Service will be shut down at least for several days, with no clear idea of when it will resume. The good news: CTA operators spotted problems related to the collapse of an embankment that supported the tracks,...
  • CTA contract worker electrocuted on North Side

    CTA contract worker electrocuted on North Side
    A contract worker for the CTA was electrocuted while working on the Brown Line in the Lincoln Park neighborhood Saturday afternoon. The construction worker, identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Kevin Benoit, 30, was killed while...
  • Man charged with shooting video up skirt of teen girl on CTA Red Line

    Man charged with shooting video up skirt of teen girl on CTA Red Line
    A Chicago man is charged with the unauthorized video recording of a minor after prosecutors say he followed a 16-year-old girl up the stairs at the Harrison CTA station and pointed his phone up her skirt to record video. Steven Carmona, 40, began...
  • Oak Forest seeks youth movement

    Oak Forest seeks youth movement
    Oak Forest is thinking young as it kicks off a marketing campaign aimed at attracting younger home buyers to the city. A combination of social media as well as ads at Metra stations and Chicago Transit Authority stops will be used to steer those...
  • NTSB report: Blue Line crash shows CTA should update, add safety systems

    A decades-old CTA safety system that can trigger a train's brakes in an emergency should be replaced by smart technology that detects potential danger much earlier, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday as part of its report into the...
  • CTA, Metra, Pace delay Ventra ticketing app till fall, cite user experience

    CTA, Metra, Pace delay Ventra ticketing app till fall, cite user experience
    The debut of the Ventra smartphone app for tickets, scheduled for this month or June, is being pushed back until the fall, transit officials said Thursday. The CTA, Metra and Pace said they are working with a consultant with expertise on testing apps,...
  • Woman attacked on CTA: 'If you see someone asking for help, don't go away'

    Woman attacked on CTA: 'If you see someone asking for help, don't go away'
    The woman who fought off a would-be rapist in a CTA Red Line car has something to tell you about the Bad Samaritan. That's the man who could have helped her, but instead just ran. And today, in an interview with this column, she explains her side of...