| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:48 PM
After riding the No. 22 Clark bus last month, TJ Holly of Rogers Park noticed his pocket was a little lighter. Thankfully, his wallet was still there—but his Ventra card was gone.
He logged onto ventrachicago.com Dec. 15 to report his card missing...
| Jan 19, 2014
A smartphone-based ticket program used in Boston may be in the future for Metra riders as the rail agency's possible response to the CTA's Ventra card, officials say.
Commuters in the Massachusetts Bay area download tickets on their iPhones or Android...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:04 PM
An Oakbrook Terrace woman has been charged with animal cruelty and reckless conduct after leaving a baby alligator to fend for itself at O'Hare International Airport in November.
Alexis T. Prokopchuk, 29, of the 17400 block of West Eisenhower Road in the...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Cicero officials are crediting the quick actions of a town worker for preventing an extra-alarm warehouse fire from spreading further along an industrial stretch of the western suburb.
Water Department worker Dave Duran had just repaired a broken water...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:24 PM
A contractor hit a four-inch gas service line in the Little Village neighborhood this morning, prompting street closures and a hazardous material response from the Chicago Fire Department.
No one was injured, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:08 AM
A play that showcases real-life CTA stories will celebrate its 100th consecutive Saturday show this weekend.
"El Stories," a reenactment of interviews with CTA riders, has been performed every Saturday at the Greenhouse Theater in Lincoln Park since...
| Jan 20, 2014
Chicago nonprofit groups that distribute transit cards to tens of thousands of impoverished and ailing clients say they will soon face a dilemma created by the CTA's switch to Ventra: Either they'll have to spend more on transit or cut back on the level...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 2:23 AM
A small fire under an 'L' train halted downtown Blue Line service near the Rosemont Station on Friday night, a CTA spokeswoman said.
The fire under the train west of the Rosemont Station began around 9 p.m. and was put out by the Chicago Fire Department...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:28 PM
The city is celebrating positive Fahrenheit temperatures with more excitement than if the CTA had announced it was dropping those pesky Ventra cards. The Polar Vortex, #ChiBeria, the weather that gave the entire Chicagoland area an...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:44 PM
After weeks of public disagreement between Chicago Transit Authority officials and union leaders over a program that has given felons jobs cleaning rail cars, a transit agency spokesman said Wednesday night that workers from the program would be...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:44 PM
The CTA is having trouble with large gaps in its bus service, according to performance metrics released this week.
From April through November, the agency did not meet its monthly target for the amount of time between two buses on a route, according...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:28 AM
After two days of major disruptions and cancellations, Metra trains ran normal schedules this morning though some commuters waited more than half an hour in the cold because of delays.
Most of the delays were on the Burlington Northern Sante Fe line,...