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  • Dillard: I've got votes for RTA chairmanship

    Dillard: I've got votes for RTA chairmanship
    State Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican, says he has enough support to be elected chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority at its meeting Wednesday. Dillard, who was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for governor,...
  • Woman wounded when gun goes off on CTA bus

    Woman wounded when gun goes off on CTA bus
    A woman was grazed in the leg while riding a CTA bus this morning when another passenger picked up an "unattended gun" from a seat and it went off, officials said. A man sitting across from the woman noticed the gun, only about 3 inches long, and picked...
  • Video catches CTA driver breaking up fight: 'We got a weapon here?'

    Video catches CTA driver breaking up fight: 'We got a weapon here?'
    The CTA driver walks briskly down the bus aisle, his voice calm and firm as he keeps saying, "Break it up, break it up." In a public transit system as large as Chicago’s, scuffles break out from time to time, and the first few seconds of the one...
  • Dillard elected RTA chairman

    Dillard elected RTA chairman
    As the new chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority, Kirk Dillard said Wednesday he plans to use his experience as a longtime state legislator to build consensus at the often-divided agency. But perhaps just as important as his political...
  • How to ride CTA amid Chicago Pride Parade

    How to ride CTA amid Chicago Pride Parade
    The CTA is implementing rules and additional service for the Chicago Pride Parade Sunday. Riders will not be permitted to bring bikes on trains Sunday, but bikes will still be allowed on buses. Buses are equipped to carry two bikes. Bikes are...
  • More security required for CTA park-and-ride lots

    More security required for CTA park-and-ride lots
    The Chicago Transit Authority will require more frequent security patrols at its parking facilities in a move to help commuters feel safer, as well as demand quicker turnarounds to fix burned-out lighting and make upgrades, under a contract that is open...
  • In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains

    In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains
    The investigation into the CTA train wreck in March at the O’Hare station prompted a federal alert Thursday to all U.S. rail transit systems to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations. The...
  • Will 'carmageddon' grip Kennedy? Near-shutdown starts tonight

    Will 'carmageddon' grip Kennedy? Near-shutdown starts tonight
    This weekend’s near-shutdown along the inbound Kennedy Expressway begins Friday night, when drivers, downtown business owners and summer event organizers will start to see whether a feared “carmageddon’’ takes hold. At 10 p.m.,...
  • Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle

     Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle
    Too bad you can't get there from here. Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs. Well, OK, you can...
  • 5 survival tips for Kennedy construction weekend

    5 survival tips for Kennedy construction weekend
    There are probably a million better ways to pass time than to be driving on the Kennedy Expressway anywhere near downtown Chicago from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, when the inbound Kennedy (I-90/94) will be constricted to make room for the...
  • Kennedy construction begins

    Kennedy construction begins
    "Carmageddon" has begun. As 11 p.m. approached (on Friday the 13th, no less), steady traffic still flowed along the Kennedy Expressway even as workers prepared to close a downtown section of the road to begin a massive bridge replacement project. As...
  • How to transfer CTA card balance to Ventra

    How to transfer CTA card balance to Ventra
    Still have old CTA fare cards floating around? Riders can mail in their old fare cards and have the balances transferred to registered Ventra cards until Sept. 1 as the CTA wraps up its transition to Ventra. Starting July 1, only Ventra cards,...