| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:05 AM
The Emanuel administration will announce Monday that it is seeking bids to construct three long-planned transit projects aimed at providing faster and more reliable service for hundreds of thousands of daily commuters and city visitors who ride CTA...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Oak Park and Evanston will be getting some Divvy bike rental stations thanks to a $3 million state grant.
Gov. Pat Quinn approved the funding after his administration rejected a grant earlier this year to expand the bike-sharing system to the two...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:03 PM
If you have the Walgreen app, you can fill prescriptions or print photos with a tap on your smartphone.
Tim McCauley, senior director of mobile commerce for the Deerfield-based company, says that's good — but it isn't enough. He'd like to find...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Bicycling magazine has come out with its once-every-two-years ranking of America's 50 best cities for cycling, and Orlando doesn't make the list.
I would say this is not that surprising except for the fact that Miami ranks 29th. Perhaps things have...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 5:53 PM
PARIS From the top deck of the Eiffel Tower to the subway tunnels, everywhere a tourist goes in Paris there are warnings to beware of pickpockets.
What isn't ever explained is to watch your credit or debit card when dealing with Velib, the Paris...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Love is patient—unless it is waiting for a CTA bus. Just ask Crystal Carrazco.
Carrazco, 22, used to take the No. 9-Ashland bus from her Ukrainian Village home to catch the No. 73-Armitage bus to her boyfriend’s place in Hermosa on the...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Starting this week, five of the city's Divvy bike-share bicycles are sporting the black and red team colors of the Blackhawks as well as the numbers of five players.
The bikes, which are decorated in bike wraps designed by the Chicago-based Spoken Art...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:00 AM
"This is not the city I grew up in," said Alyssa Starr Newerth, director of advancement at Indy Reads Books, a locally owned bookshop. "So much has changed. People love this city so much now — you can feel it."
There is a feeling that Indianapolis...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Think you can make North Lake Shore Drive better?
Through an online map, the city and state departments of transportation and the city's park district are giving Chicagoans through the end of the month to pitch their suggestions for improving the...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:08 PM
Erik Gonzalez typically drives from his Northwest Side home to the CTA California Blue Line station on weekdays to park on the street and ride the Blue Line to the University of Illinois at Chicago for class.
But starting Thursday, Gonzalez, who lives...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:22 PM
One recent Tuesday morning, Jennifer Burgess left her Lakeview home and walked to the nearest Divvy station, at Racine and Diversey avenues.
Since it was 10 a.m. and raining, Burgess figured not many people would be taking advantage of Chicago's bike-...