| May 18, 2014
A city is a machine for moving people and goods. It's also a habitat where human beings build their nests and neighborhoods. These traits often conflict, most famously in the 1950s when the uber-activist, Jane Jacobs, stopped the uber-planner, Robert...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:08 AM
Chicago police had always suspected that the man who raped and killed 12-year-old Jahmeshia Conner was part of the fabric of a small section of Englewood where she lived with her mother and four siblings.
But, with almost no leads, the 2009 case went...
| May 27, 2014
| 12:06 PM
La'Tasha Upshaw says she left her 19-month-old daughter’s side "for a second," but that's all it took for the toddler to stray from a neighbor and dart in front of a CTA bus.
“She was supposed to keep an eye on her,” said Upshaw,...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:21 AM
CTA and Pace riders who haven’t yet switched to the new Ventra fare-payment system are approaching the end of the line, as the transit agencies will no longer accept either version of the Chicago Card or offer customers the option to reload any...
| May 28, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Electronics thefts on the CTA were down 36 percent for the first three months of this year, according to Chicago police data released last week.
There were 228 reported thefts of iPhones, cellphones and computers from January through March, compared...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Chicago-area drivers are being urged to steer clear of the downtown stretch of the Kennedy Expressway during the last three weekends in June, officials said Thursday. That’s when bridge demolition on the Kennedy interchange at Ohio and Ontario...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:15 AM
HBO released the first teaser for "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways," and Chicago features prominently in the 20-second clip.
Band leader Dave Grohl appears to be hopping on a CTA train and later walking down an "L" stop's stairs. In between, we see...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Fire crews were sent to the CTA's Logan Square station after a piece of equipment fell on the third rail on the Blue Line.
No injuries were reported.
An Emergency Medical Services Plan I, which sends at least five ambulances to the scene, was...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest idea to boost Chicago’s tourism numbers involves finding a company to light up city bridges, buildings, CTA platforms and other locations to hopefully “transform the world’s opinion of Chicago” and...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Pace is launching weekend bus routes that will carry riders from CTA train stations to Brookfield Zoo, the agency announced Wednesday.
Starting Memorial Day, one route will connect passengers to the zoo from the Harlem/Lake Station on CTA's Green Line...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Angel Calderon, 32, rides a CTA train two to three times a week. He has never had a Ventra card and doesn't plan to get one.
Since October, the Montclare resident has tapped his debit card on Ventra readers to pay for fares. He said he's had little...