| Feb 9, 2015
| 5:05 AM
A roughly 2 1/2-mile gap in CTA rail service that lasted 38 years on the Near South Side was eliminated Sunday, when Green Line trains started making stops at a station on Cermak Road near State Street.
The new $50 million Cermak-McCormick Place station...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:37 AM
A fundraiser at a tattoo parlor. A mustache invasion at a rally. College campus forums. And of course Facebook posts and YouTube videos.
Chicago’s mayoral candidates are trying to tap into the hip factor, in hopes of wooing 20-something and 30-...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 10:03 AM
CTA Green Line trains are starting to make stops at a new $50 million station serving McCormick Place and the Motor Row district on the Near South Side, officials said Sunday.
The Cermak-McCormick Place station, at Cermak Road and State Street, is...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Anyone who’s biked around parts of the South and Southwest sides knows it can be a very different experience than riding on some of the city’s most bike-heavy North Side streets, where you hardly can go the grocery store or hop on a bus or...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 10:20 AM
Sidewalks may get a little more crowded if the City Council approves a proposal that would allow senior citizens to ride their bikes on the walkways.
Northwest Side Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30th) introduced a proposal Wednesday that would let senior...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:36 PM
Ready to break some records this winter, Chicago? The first chance is coming up Thursday, which could be the coldest Jan. 8 on record if temperatures dip below -11, the record set in 1942 according to the National Weather Service.
| Jan 13, 2015
| 8:21 PM
Now that it has moved from laid-back Portland, Oregon, to amped-up New York, the company that runs the Divvy bike-sharing program in Chicago and programs in other major cities is changing its name from Alta Bicycle Share to Motivate.
"I think it...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 11:33 AM
Evanston community members are invited to learn and share input on Evanston's upcoming Divvy Bike Share program at a community meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 7 - 9 p.m., in the Morton Civic Center Council Chambers, 2100 Ridge Ave, according to a news...
| 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...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Evanston city officials are looking at working with the Chicago Transit Authority on a pilot program in 2015 extending the hours of the Purple Line Express service – a need which arose in a number of comments in a recent city survey of local transit...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The news that plans to expand Chicago's Divvy bike program were back on track has excited officials and residents in Oak Park, where 12 bike rental stations are set to be installed next year.
Last month, the state approved funding the expansion of the...