| Apr 27, 2014
| 8:56 PM
Ready or not, riders, Ventra transition is arriving on schedule this time.
The CTA is set to complete its first of three Ventra transition deadlines this week. Starting Thursday, CTA riders can no longer load their Chicago Cards or buy disposable...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:27 AM
At least 15 people were taken to hospitals after in a crash involving a CTA bus this morning on the Southwest Side.
Shortly before 10 a.m., CTA officials said an SUV going southbound on Western Avenue made contact with the northbound No. 49 Western...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:58 PM
For three years, Brittney Lane has been in a relationship that works.
The Logan Square resident said she has never felt disappointed or frustrated, since her significant other is drama-free and dependable.
(For the record, her boyfriend disapproves...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:19 AM
The CTA's $320 million proposal to eliminate a bottleneck of the Red, Purple and Brown Lines north of Belmont Avenue has raised anger and skepticism in the Lakeview neighborhood as residents and business owners say they don't trust the agency to deliver...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:19 PM
DuPage County Board chairman Dan Cronin told a business lunch crowd in Chicago on Tuesday that the CTA’s labor and employee pension costs are creating a huge drag on the entire region’s public transit system, although he offered no specific...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:43 AM
Nine in 10 CTA rides are paid for with Ventra cards, the CTA said today, as the agency moves to eliminate use of Chicago Cards in less than two weeks.
On June 1, riders will no longer be allowed to use their Chicago Cards or load money onto disposable...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A teen accused of robbing another boy on the South Side was arrested after his alleged victim spotted him at the same spot where he was held at gunpoint a day earlier.
Devontae F. Tripp, 15, is charged as an adult with armed robbery after police said he...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:08 AM
Chicago police had always suspected that the man who raped and killed 12-year-old Jahmeshia Conner was part of the fabric of a small section of Englewood where she lived with her mother and four siblings.
But, with almost no leads, the 2009 case went...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Construction begins in earnest this year on a multibillion-dollar stretch of highway in DuPage County amid a growing sense that its potential to become a long-promised western route to O'Hare International Airport will fall far short of expectations....
| May 7, 2014
| 5:14 PM
CTA officials on Wednesday credited new security cameras for starting 2014 with fewer robberies and thefts on its buses, trains and L platforms, a drop that also came as fewer riders took public transit during a bitter winter.
CTA president Forrest...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Project manager Ryan Keiser has a passion for building big, so he was thrilled eight years ago when he joined a suburban firm that partnered with clout-heavy McHugh Construction on major projects like bridges, highways and rapid transit infrastructure....
| May 20, 2014
| 7:56 AM
A Chicago art group is hoping it can raise enough funds to complete its documentary about transforming a CTA rail car into a mobile theater.
Joseph Baldwin's and his group Noisivelvet on Monday began soliciting $500 on fundraising site Indiegogo to...