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  • Police: Man, 72, charged in Englewood stabbing death

    Police: Man, 72, charged in Englewood stabbing death
    A 72-year-old man has been charged with fatally stabbing a 69-year-old man during an argument in the Englewood neighborhood Friday, police said. Roosevelt Shaffer, of theĀ  900 block of West 63rd Street, was charged with murder, according to a...
  • CTA moves up Blue Line rehab

    CTA moves up Blue Line rehab
    The four-year overhaul of the CTA Blue Line O'Hare branch will be getting underway a few months early, the transit agency will announce Monday, with sections closing over 10 weekends between late March and August. CTA officials are asking riders to...
  • 'Transit deserts' in Chicago region's mass transit system: report

    'Transit deserts' in Chicago region's mass transit system: report
    The Chicago area’s mass transit agencies are doing a poor job of serving the commuting needs of the region -- portions of which are “transit deserts” — while planning efforts are haphazard, a new report says. Even major...
  • Union League drafts exceptional artist in Theaster Gates

    Union League drafts exceptional artist in Theaster Gates
    The formal arrival of Theaster Gates took place on the final day of January in the large and art-filled main dining room on the second floor of the Union League Club, where he was honored as a Distinguished Artist. The club crowd was the largest in...
  • Woman gets life in 2008 cop killing: 'I deserve to be in here'

    Woman gets life in 2008 cop killing: 'I deserve to be in here'
    After an emotional hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, a woman with a reported history of mental illness was sentenced to life in prison today for the murder of Chicago police Officer Richard Francis in 2008. A jury convicted Robin...
  • Teens charged with battering CTA driver

    Teens charged with battering CTA driver
    Two high school classmates are accused of beating up a CTA bus driver Friday morning on the South Side because one of their fare cards had insufficient funds. Prosecutors said Kendall M. Henderson held the driver down while Darryl D. Payne punched the...
  • Debts to Chicago by its workers balloon

    Debts to Chicago by its workers balloon
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel put together his first budget in 2011, he sent a not-so-subtle message to city workers who owed City Hall for parking tickets, water bills and other fees and fines: Pay up or you could be suspended or fired. "I am creating a...
  • Man, 60, hospitalized after falling onto CTA tracks

    Man, 60, hospitalized after falling onto CTA tracks
    A 60-year-old man was taken to a hospital early this morning after accidentally plunging over a CTA platform and falling onto the tracks in a Loop subway, police said. The man had been looking for the train when he accidentally fell over the platform...
  • Man accused of impersonating Cook County Sheriff's officer at 'L' stop

    Man accused of impersonating Cook County Sheriff's officer at 'L' stop
    A Chicago man was accused of impersonating a Cook County Sheriff's officer on a platform at the Clark and Lake "L" stop after a police officer saw him loitering on the platform as trains went by. Joshua Perva, 19, of the 4800 block of West Diversey...
  • CTA worker touches 3rd rail with snow shovel

    CTA worker touches 3rd rail with snow shovel
    A CTA worker was injured when he made contact with the third rail near the Yellow Line's Oakton Station this morning, a CTA spokeswoman said. The worker was clearing snow along the tracks when his shovel came in contact with the third rail along the...
  • Blue Line stop reopened after water main break forces closure

    Blue Line stop reopened after water main break forces closure
    A water main break near the Grand Avenue Blue Line subway stop forced the closure of the stop this evening as crews dealt with the break and flooding, a CTA spokeswoman said. The stop was reopened about 10 p.m. after being closed about 7:35 p.m. as...