| May 19, 2015
| 1:31 PM
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...
| May 12, 2015
| 7:00 PM
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...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 4:03 AM
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...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 5:28 PM
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,...
| May 18, 2015
| 6:20 PM
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,...
| May 16, 2015
| 7:52 PM
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...
| May 16, 2015
| 1:09 PM
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...
| May 15, 2015
| 5:02 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 6:39 PM
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...
| May 14, 2015
| 2:03 PM
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,...
| May 14, 2015
| 4:36 AM
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...