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  • New 'explosives screening team' deploys to River North CTA station

    New 'explosives screening team' deploys to River North CTA station
    The Chicago Police Department's newly formed "mobile explosives screening team" swabbed the bags of some passengers entering a River North train station Thursday morning as a part of a new counterterrorism initiative. Chicago police began conducting the...
  • Second man charged in Orange Line robbery from last summer

    Second man charged in Orange Line robbery from last summer
    A second man has been charged in the July Orange Line robbery where two men allegedly held up a Loop-bound train car and robbed several people between the Halsted and Roosevelt CTA stations. Police said the duo told passengers they were about to be...
  • CTA to begin work on Wilson Red Line stop this month

    CTA to begin work on Wilson Red Line stop this month
    CTA riders who use the Wilson Red Line stop soon will need a new thesaurus. For years, some riders have used words such as “dirty,” “disgusting,” “dilapidated,” “dangerous,” “depressing,”...
  • Durbin in minority now: 'It humbles the exalted'

    Durbin in minority now: 'It humbles the exalted'
    Sen. Dick Durbin was all smiles Wednesday morning as he thanked voters for sending him back to Washington for a fourth term. Flanked by campaign staffers carrying "thank you" signs, Durbin spent about a half an hour shaking hands with CTA riders and...
  • Chicago police begin screening CTA passenger bags for explosives

    Chicago police begin screening CTA passenger bags for explosives
    Chicago police officially began screening the bags of CTA passengers for explosives Monday, a new security initiative launched with a federal counterterrorism grant. The random searches were conducted at one of the more than 140 CTA rail stations, though...
  • Can you catch Ebola riding the CTA?

    Can you catch Ebola riding the CTA?
    Of all the things riders worry about when they board the CTA—Will my Ventra card work? Will I get a seat? Will my bus or train move slowly?—catching the Ebola virus shouldn't be a source of concern, public health experts say. Doctors told...
  • Voters get chance to be heard on O'Hare noise problem

     Voters get chance to be heard on O'Hare noise problem
    As the number of complaints about jet noise from O'Hare International Airport have set new records nearly every month over the past year, Chicago officials have responded that only a relatively few households are the sources of those gripes. On Tuesday,...
  • Person arrested walking on Loop 'L' tracks

    Person arrested walking on Loop 'L' tracks
    A person was arrested walking on the Loop "L" tracks this afternoon, after the CTA had to cut off power so police could catch him. The person was arrested about 2:40 p.m., according to a CTA spokeswoman.  The person was arrested near Jackson Street...
  • CTA unveils new electric-powered buses

    CTA unveils new electric-powered buses
    When Kristin Kerrigan boarded a CTA bus home Wednesday afternoon, she knew something was different. "I knew it was a new bus as soon as I walked on," said Kerrigan, 27. "It's very nice and clean. [The ride] feels a lot smoother." Kerrigan, of...
  • CTA testing 2 all-electric buses

     CTA testing 2 all-electric buses
    Two CTA buses powered exclusively by batteries entered service Wednesday in a $2.5 million electric bus experiment that transit officials expect will be good for the environment, public health and the agency's bottom line over the long run. The two...
  • Police: Men used CTA uniforms, keys to graffiti trains

    Police: Men used CTA uniforms, keys to graffiti trains
    Wilmette authorities say two Chicago men accused of being graffiti artists who now face felony charges used CTA uniforms and also had keys to restricted CTA areas to get close enough to trains to graffiti them. Miguel Carrasquillo, 40, of the 5800 block...