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  • Mixed-use building with cosmetology school gains final approval

    A month after earning a unanimous recommendation from the Skokie Plan Commission, plans for a new retail and residential building for Skokie Boulevard near the downtown CTA station have cleared their final hurdle. The Skokie Village Board April 6 gave...
  • Cops release images of teens who snatched cellphones on CTA Green Line

    Cops release images of teens who snatched cellphones on CTA Green Line
    Police released images Wednesday morning of a group of teens accused of snatching cellphones on trains on the CTA Green Line. According to a community alert, the victims were seated near the doors as the train approached the Lake and Pulaski station....
  • Emanuel: Election challenge will make me 'a better mayor'

    Emanuel: Election challenge will make me 'a better mayor'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel marked the morning after the election the same way he usually does: greeting voters at the 95th Street CTA Red Line station to accept a wave of congratulations and hear their expectations. "You're the right man for the job," said one...
  • Riders call out CTA over train driver's grammar, glitch-induced free rides

     Riders call out CTA over train driver's grammar, glitch-induced free rides
    Riders offer their unique perspectives on what alarms them about the Chicago Transit Authority. Q: I have noticed an alarming trend aboard the CTA's Red Line of late. More and more train drivers give directions something like "Let the passengers...
  • A mass transit adventure

    A mass transit adventure
    I have, from time to time, challenged readers to take a Ferris Bueller day and explore Chicago. I did recently, in a different way. With tickets to see "Million Dollar Quartet," playing in Lincoln Park at the Apollo Theater, I naturally envisioned...
  • Ventra add-ons not what they seem

    Chicago Tribune reporter Jon Hilkevitch’s “Ventra contract swells 14% since 2011; $65 million in add-ons could suggest future cost increases” (News, March 30) should have been headlined “Pace and Metra join Ventra.” That&...
  • There's space for improvement on the CTA — but not much else

    There's space for improvement on the CTA — but not much else
    My morning commute is an exercise in logic. Like any Chicagoan who takes public transit to work, I leave my apartment running a series of “if-then” situations through my head. If I leave at exactly 8:02 a.m., time the lights perfectly and...
  • Madison/Wabash 'L' station to close March 16

    Madison/Wabash 'L' station to close March 16
    There's less than two weeks left for CTA riders to use the Madison/Wabash CTA station, a fixture in the Loop since the late 1800s. The city will begin demolishing the station March 16 to make way for a so-called Washington/Wabash "superstation" that...
  • Brown Line riders face weekend reroutes during track work

    Brown Line riders face weekend reroutes during track work
    CTA Brown Line trains will operate in the Red Line subway tunnel for 13 weekends this year, starting April 10, to enable crews to do track work on a 2-mile section of the elevated structure between the Armitage and Merchandise Mart stops, the transit...
  • Judge: CTA can't block workers' fliers for Garcia in break rooms

    Judge: CTA can't block workers' fliers for Garcia in break rooms
    CTA bus and rail workers backing Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in next week's mayoral election should be allowed to pass out fliers in break rooms, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Robert Dow granted a temporary restraining order allowing...
  • CTA to double speed of some downtown buses that crawl at 3 mph

    CTA to double speed of some downtown buses that crawl at 3 mph
    A long-awaited project designed to more than double the 3-mph average speed of CTA buses traveling across the middle of downtown will be called Loop Link, and construction of bus-only lanes and rapid transit-style boarding stations is set to begin in...