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  • City seeks feedback for River North, Streeterville transit study

    The River North and Streeterville neighborhoods arguably have some of the best CTA services in all of Chicago. But there are holes in the tapestry, including the need for faster transit options from Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center in...
  • 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...
  • CTA crimes down amid overall ridership decline

    CTA crimes down amid overall ridership decline
    Mayor Emanuel and the CTA on Tuesday heralded a nearly 22 percent decrease in thefts and robberies on the CTA, the most common crimes reported on the system. The announcement comes just days after Chicago police announced charges in the July 16 armed...
  • Damen, California Blue Line stops to close temporarily this fall

    Damen, California Blue Line stops to close temporarily this fall
    Some Blue Line riders may have to change their commute temporarily after Labor Day. The Damen and California Blue Line stops both will close for several weeks at different times in the fall for renovations, the CTA will announce Monday. The California...
  • CTA narrows field for south Red Line route

     CTA narrows field for south Red Line route
    The route of the planned CTA Red Line extension on the Far South Side will run either immediately east or west of a freight railroad right of way, a decision that narrows five alternatives for the estimated $2.3 billion project down to two "desirable...
  • Shooting near Bud Billiken Parade: 'I am tired of this'

    Shooting near Bud Billiken Parade: 'I am tired of this'
    Thousands of people turned out for the annual Bud Billiken Parade Saturday, a day to celebrate the start-up of school with dancers, marching bands, political floats and outdoor grilling. Only this year -- for the first time that anyone could remember in...
  • 8 injured in crash involving CTA bus on South Side

    8 injured in crash involving CTA bus on South Side
    At least eight people were injured late Saturday morning in an accident involving a CTA bus and a U-Haul truck on the South Side in the city's Chatham neighborhood. The accident happened about 11:15 a.m. at 79th Street and King Drive, according to...
  • Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive

    Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive
    In the future, North Lake Shore Drive could have a dedicated CTA bus lane, a light rail, or miles of extra parks along the lakefront. At the very least. Over the next four years, city and state officials will be collecting, refining and studying...
  • CTA to upgrade subway wireless service to 4G

    CTA to upgrade subway wireless service to 4G
    CTA riders who complain about spotty wireless service in the subways will have something positive to talk and text about next year when the Red Line and Blue Line tunnels are upgraded to 4G service, transit officials are set to announce Thursday. The...
  • Red-Purple modernization project gets initial batch of federal funds

    Red-Purple modernization project gets initial batch of federal funds
    Update: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was in Chicago on Thursday with Mayor Rahm Emanuel formally announce the grant. The CTA will receive a $35 million grant as the initial federal seed money for the $4.7 billion reconstruction of the...