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  • New 'explosives screening team' deploys to River North CTA station

    New 'explosives screening team' deploys to River North CTA station
    The Chicago Police Department's newly formed "mobile explosives screening team" swabbed the bags of some passengers entering a River North train station Thursday morning as a part of a new counterterrorism initiative. Chicago police began conducting the...
  • Second man charged in Orange Line robbery from last summer

    Second man charged in Orange Line robbery from last summer
    A second man has been charged in the July Orange Line robbery where two men allegedly held up a Loop-bound train car and robbed several people between the Halsted and Roosevelt CTA stations. Police said the duo told passengers they were about to be...
  • 'Suspicious' package on CTA bus was art project: police

     'Suspicious' package on CTA bus was art project: police
    A "suspicious package" left on a CTA bus Thursday on the Southwest Side  turned out to be a student art project, Chicago police said. "The object—a black bag with writing on it and a picture of a grenade—was discovered to be a student's...
  • CTA explosives testing draws mixed rider reviews

    CTA explosives testing draws mixed rider reviews
    Nate Long was among dozens of random commuters detoured on their way into the CTA Red Line's Grand stop Thursday morning: to have their bags checked for explosives. Long, 24, was about to catch a train at the Near North Side station just before 9 a.m....
  • Second man charged in Orange Line train robbery in July

    Second man charged in Orange Line train robbery in July
    A second man has been charged with robbing four people on a CTA Orange Line train this summer, authorities said. Robert Weaver, 47, of the 5000 block of South May Street, has been charged with three felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm,...
  • Man charged with sexually abusing girl, 15

    Man charged with sexually abusing girl, 15
    A Cottage Grove Heights man has been charged with engaging in sexual acts with a 15-year-old runaway after allegedly lying to her about his age and allowing her to stay in his home for a week.  Gavin Lamar Billups, 23, of the 200 block of West 95th...
  • A gondola, and other ideas to get from downtown to Museum Campus

    A gondola, and other ideas to get from downtown to Museum Campus
    Imagine zooming through the sky from Union Station, past Buckingham Fountain with stops at the Field Museum and Adler Planetarium in a vessel that resembles an amusement park ride before ending your trip at McCormick Place. The so-called "urban gondola"...
  • Man accused of snatching phone on CTA Red Line train

    Man accused of snatching phone on CTA Red Line train
    A 19-year-old man has been accused of snatching a phone on a CTA Red Line and fleeing the rail car before being caught a short distance later. Cornell Hutchins of the 3700 block of North California Avenue was charged Tuesday morning with robbery,...
  • CTA cracks down on abuse of free, reduced-fare rides

    CTA cracks down on abuse of free, reduced-fare rides
    The CTA is cracking down on fraud involving free-ride and reduced-fare Ventra cards, a problem fueled by schemes and illegal card-sharing that costs the agency millions of dollars a year, officials announced Wednesday. Newly implemented rail station...
  • CTA electric-powered buses debut Wednesday

    CTA electric-powered buses debut Wednesday
    Two electric-powered CTA buses will begin service during Wednesday evening's rush period, in the latest move to reduce the number of gas-guzzling, smog-belching vehicles in the fleet. The buses, which cost about $1 million each, or approximately twice...
  • CTA crack down: Free-ride, reduced-fare Ventra cards

    CTA crack down: Free-ride, reduced-fare Ventra cards
    The CTA is cracking down on fraud involving free-ride and reduced-fare Ventra cards, a problem fueled by schemes and illegal card-sharing that costs the agency millions of dollars a year, officials are set to announce Wednesday. Newly implemented rail...