| Jan 20, 2015
| 10:38 AM
Some CTA rail cars from the 1970s will be taking one final lap Wednesday before they are officially retired.
The CTA is hosting a final ride for eight of its 2400-series rail cars that were introduced in 1976 and pulled from service in October because...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 7:57 AM
A 60-acre site in the Pilsen neighborhood, once reviled for its smoke-belching power plant that contributed to premature deaths and asthma, could be redeveloped into a Chicago Transit Authority bus garage, park and nature walk.
The mayor's office is set...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 3:21 PM
Not afraid of the cold, The Factory Theater is moving 7 miles north.
The storefront company known for presenting original wacky work will leave its current home, the Prop Thtr in Avondale, and move to Rogers Park next season, a spokesman for the theater...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:21 PM
Evanston police are beefing up patrols along the CTA Purple Line and Metra stops in the wake of a robbery near the Main Purple Line stop and in anticipation of an Evanston newsstand selling Charlie Hebdo newspapers.
Evanston police commander Joseph...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:49 PM
The Cubs plan to celebrate Ernie Banks' legacy this season at Wrigley Field, and no doubt that will include a shoulder patch to commemorate him and a day in his honor.
But those are go-to ideas that many organizations employ when a prominent player,...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 12:16 PM
It's not summer but Wendy Packard of Avondale has been taking road trips like the thermostat reads 80 degrees.
Two weeks ago, Packard drove her 1999 Toyota Camry to Indianapolis for the Indianapolis Colts-Cincinnati Bengals playoff game. Last month, she...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 11:25 AM
A 23-year-old CTA rider was threatened with a Taser and robbed of her cellphone Friday as she transferred from the Red Line to the Green Line at the Roosevelt "L" station, police said Tuesday.
Chicago police released a photo of the man they believe...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:43 AM
Patti Nakai is going to miss the squeals of Red Line trains on the tracks near her Uptown temple during meditation time.
Usually about a half-dozen people come to Sunday morning meditations at the Buddhist Temple of Chicago, where they sit on cushions&...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:26 PM
A small fire on the O'Hare-bound Blue Line tracks briefly delayed trains on the line this afternoon, officials said.
Power on the line did not even have to be turned off as debris that was up against the electrified third rail near the Logan Square stop...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 2:49 AM
As if experiencing the CTA's Holiday Train wasn't exciting enough, Saturday's train ride comes with gifts.
About 500 free children's books will be given out Saturday on the seasonal train at the Howard stop on the Red, Purple and Yellow Lines in...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Evanston city officials are looking at working with the Chicago Transit Authority on a pilot program in 2015 extending the hours of the Purple Line Express service – a need which arose in a number of comments in a recent city survey of local transit...