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  • West Pullman's 116th Street sees uptick in homicides

    West Pullman's 116th Street sees uptick in homicides
    Jason Draper and his wife Leonore, an anti-violence activist, were at an April fundraiser to raise awareness about gun crime when he decided to duck out early to grab some food and head home to rest. Leonore stayed behind to chat with her college...
  • Police warn about pickpocketing rash at North Side CTA stations

    Police warn about pickpocketing rash at North Side CTA stations
    Chicago Police are warning the public about a rash of pickpocketing incidents around Lakeview and Lincoln Park CTA stations in recent weeks. Seven people reported they had property stolen from their pockets while at one of the following CTA rail...
  • Minor injuries in West Side bus crash

    Minor injuries in West Side bus crash
    At least two people suffered minor injuries when a CTA bus was rear-ended by a car in the Austin neighborhood Monday afternoon, authorities said. A No. 85/Central bus was headed north on Central Avenue near Chicago Avenue about 1:30 p.m. when it was...
  • CTA banking on nostalgic gifts

    CTA banking on nostalgic gifts
    The CTA is betting riders will be nostalgic for the days before Ventra cards and bag checks at busy rail stations. The agency last month introduced its "Heritage Collection" of T-shirts, coffee mugs and messenger bags with decades-old Chicago transit...
  • At Lawrence Hall, vulnerable kids terrorized, learn life of crime

    At Lawrence Hall, vulnerable kids terrorized, learn life of crime
    One teenager raped a 50-year-old woman as she walked to the "L" stop at dawn. A second was arrested nine times in one year on charges that included theft, property damage and groping and punching a girl. A third was convicted in a series of...
  • TSA says Midway lines came after slow start, low staffing

    TSA says Midway lines came after slow start, low staffing
    Security lines that opened a half-hour after ticket counters and a lack of personnel during the first few hours of the day led to long waits Sunday for holiday travelers at Midway Airport, the Transportation Security Administration said this week....
  • McCormick Place Green Line opening delayed to early 2015: city

    McCormick Place Green Line opening delayed to early 2015: city
    CTA riders won't be getting a new Green Line stop for the holidays. The city has pushed back the targeted open date for the new Green Line stop by McCormick Place to early next year, said Pete Scales, a spokesman for the Chicago Department of...
  • Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station

     Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station
    A multibillion-dollar rehabilitation of Chicago's iconic Union Station is on the drawing board, including plans to improve access by reconfiguring train concourses and eliminating a confusing layout for ramps and escalators. But as planners ponder a...
  • CTA testing 2 all-electric buses

    Two CTA buses powered exclusively by batteries entered service Wednesday in a $2.5 million electric bus experiment that transit officials expect will be good for the environment, public health and the agency's bottom line over the long run. The two...
  • CTA unveils new electric-powered buses

    CTA unveils new electric-powered buses
    When Kristin Kerrigan boarded a CTA bus home Wednesday afternoon, she knew something was different. "I knew it was a new bus as soon as I walked on," said Kerrigan, 27. "It's very nice and clean. [The ride] feels a lot smoother." Kerrigan, of...
  • Voters get chance to be heard on O'Hare noise problem

     Voters get chance to be heard on O'Hare noise problem
    As the number of complaints about jet noise from O'Hare International Airport have set new records nearly every month over the past year, Chicago officials have responded that only a relatively few households are the sources of those gripes. On Tuesday,...