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  • On the CTA, summer construction season rolls into fall

    On the CTA, summer construction season rolls into fall
    Although Labor Day marks the unofficial start of fall, summer construction season will be in full force for weeks to come at the CTA. For bus riders, fall schedules go into effect Sunday on 74 routes; depending on your bus, arrival times, frequency or span of service could be affected. Go to transitchicago.com for updated schedules. Going Public rounds up current and upcoming station projects:
  • Face-lift done on Red Line's Harrison station

    The CTA will be conducting a lot of ribbon cuttings on rehabbed rail stations in the months ahead, and on Wednesday Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to do just that at the 70-year-old Harrison station on the Red Line. The station underwent $10 million in...

    Woman taking photos on tracks struck by Metra train

    Woman taking photos on tracks struck by Metra train
    A woman who was taking photos this morning while standing on the tracks near 27th Street on the Near South Side was struck by a train on the Metra Electric line, said officials. The incident happened about 8:30 a.m. near 27th Street in the Prairie...

    Timing's right for mocktail hour

    Timing's right for mocktail hour
    The quality of a culinary experience is no longer judged merely by the food on one's plate but also by the accompanying libation sipped and savored between bites. As an increasing number of restaurants prioritize mixology, some are realizing not all...

    Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010

    Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010
    Nearly a quarter-century ago, a newborn residing in West Garfield Park could expect to live slightly more than 63 years. A child's life expectancy at birth in the community area, bounded to the west and east by Kenton Avenue and Hamlin Boulevard, inched...