| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:46 PM
The CTA attempted to de-crowd buses and trains Monday — and da crowd cheered and da crowd booed.
Old habits, particularly commuting habits, are highly resistant to change. That was the case for many transit customers forced to try a new way to...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 3:19 PM
A man who robbed a Glenview bank this afternoon is believed to have robbed five other Chicago-area banks since October, according to the FBI. The MB Financial Bank, 2200 N. Waukegan Road, was robbed about 2:25 p.m., according to Joan Hyde, a spokeswoman...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Every year around this time, the CTA stars in a high-budget film called "Will there be service cuts and fare hikes next year?"
This year's theme involves CTA president Forrest Claypool and union leaders negotiating over changes to decades-old work rules...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:09 AM
The songs of Nick Drake get under your skin, insinuating their way into your consciousness through the gentle contours of their melody lines and the expressive urgency of their lyrics.
And though Drake died in 1974, at age 26, with a slender...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A briefcase left at the Thorndale CTA stop prompted police to stop Red Line traffic in both directions until 4:45 a.m. Someone had left the briefcase at the Red Line stop at 1100 W....
| Apr 18, 2013
Though Sunday brunch is a year-round option, warm and sunny weather is what brings out the crowds. I can attest to that, having spent most of the last 10 fairly miserable (weatherwise) weekends hitting one brunch after another; I don't think I found a...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 9:59 AM
The North Side saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Irving Park, a 19-year-old man was shot to death Saturday in the 4200 block of West Irving Park Road, police said.
One day earlier, a 5-month-old...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:02 AM
Eight people were shot Thursday afternoon and Friday morning from the Old Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side to the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said.
A man, 34, was dropped off at Our Lady of the Resurrection...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 4:46 AM
Ashland Avenue will get a dedicated center bus lane in each direction for express bus service between 95th Street and Irving Park Road, the CTA and Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce today.
This is the first step in bringing bus rapid transit, service...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 3:47 AM
A 37-year-old man was shot to death in the South Austin neighborhood Friday night, police said, and another man was killed Saturday morning in the Irving Park neighborhood.
The man killed in Austin was shot near Menard Avenue and Thomas Street about 7:...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The CTA and Mayor Emanuel's office announced a detailed proposal last week to create express bus service on Ashland Avenue, but don't expect residents, riders or business owners to sign on too quickly.
The project would dedicate one center travel lane...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Grand Boulevard and Irving Park in the last week recorded their second homicides of the month, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Grand Boulevard, a 15-year-old boy was shot to death Monday in the 700 block of East 50th Street,...