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April 30, 2012 | RedEye
The Chicago Transit Authority tweeted around 8:45 a.m. Monday that Brown and Purple Line Express trains are experiencing a delay due to a sick passenger near Chicago.
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May 29, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
The Damen and California Blue Line stations will temporarily close for multiple weeks this fall under a preliminary station construction plan the CTA unveiled Thursday. The $33 million station work, which is expected to include stationhouse and platform renovations, is slated to last August through January. The upgrades are part of the CTA's four year, $492 million project to improve the O'Hare branch of the Blue Line. The Damen station will close for no more than 63 days, while the California stop will close for no more than 42 days, CTA spokeswoman Tammy Chase said.
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NEWS
May 15, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Starting Sunday, CTA riders will be able to transfer for free between the Lake Red Line and Washington Blue Line stations, the CTA announced Wednesday. CTA riders with a farecard currently pay 25 cents, the standard transfer fare, to travel between the stations using the pedway in the lower level of the Block 37 shopping center. The CTA has long talked about making this a free transfer point for riders. The CTA said it is making this change in correlation with the southern Red Line project, during which the CTA will close stations south of Roosevelt Road for five...
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May 29, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
Two Chicago men were accused of stealing a backpack and cellphone at gunpoint from a CTA Red Line passenger Wednesday morning. The charges come on the heels of a Chicago Police Department announcement that the CTA saw a 36 percent reduction in electronics thefts this winter. Auturo Banks, 30, of the 6100 block of South Wabash Avenue, and Vincent Russell, 23, of the 500 block of East 42nd Street, were both arrested around 7 a.m. a block south of the 47th Street Red Line station.
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October 26, 2011
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April 8, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
After eliminating the charge to transfer to the Red Line in the Loop pedway, the CTA is seeing increased ridership at the Washington station. The Blue Line stop saw a 13 percent jump in ridership, from 2.8 million entries in 2012 to nearly 3.2 million entries last year, according to a CTA report posted online this week. It was one of the highest jumps in station ridership last year amid a 1 percent decrease in rail ridership systemwide , CTA data show. In May, the CTA eliminated the 25-cent standard transfer fee to travel between the Washington and Lake Red Line stops.
NEWS
October 28, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
November isn't just for changing leaves - it's also a time for CTA transitions, from Ventra to construction on the Purple and Green lines. Here are the important transit dates for this week and next month. > > Tuesday: The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting an event about reconstructing the Eisenhower Expressway and potentially upgrading adjacent Blue Line stations. The town hall will be 7:30-9 p.m. at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, 325 S. Kenilworth Ave., in Oak Park.
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October 31, 2011 | By Tracy Swartz, RedEye
Typically, the CTA asks for your attention (please), but now you've got theirs. Hearings about the 2012 CTA budget—which calls for management reductions but no service cuts or fare hikes to close a $277 million shortfall—start this week. Riders will be able to voice their concerns about any transit issues to the CTA board on Wednesday at Westinghouse High School, 3223 W. Franklin Blvd. Two budget meetings are scheduled for next week. When fare hikes and service cuts are on the table, riders pack these meetings and protesters bang drums...
NEWS
May 29, 2012 | By RedEye
The CTA tweeted around 3:43 p.m. May 29 that the Brown, Purple, and Red Line trains are experiencing delays due to fire department activity near Fullerton. The building, Roy's Home Furnishings, 2455 North Sheffield Ave., was "totally involved," with heavy smoke and fire damage, according to the Chicago Fire Department . As a result, southbound Red, Brown and Purple line trains are being turned back north at Belmont, and northbound trains are being turned back south at Armitage, a CTA spokeswoman told the Chicago Tribune . Bus shuttles are being set up and...
NEWS
January 15, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz
The beginning of the Blue Line saw the beginning of a fare increase Monday. Riders who load up their card with cash saw the price of their Blue Line ride from O'Hare jump from $2.25 to $5 as part of CTA fare hikes that took effect Monday. The increase does not apply to riders with daily, weekly or monthly unlimited ride passes. Chicago Card users who pay per ride will not see the increase until this summer. In the meantime, the CTA is working with O'Hare employees to encourage them to buy unlimited passes so they won't pay $5 fares every time they leave O'Hare.
NEWS
May 21, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
There's likely to be a line at Hot Doug's from now until they close in October, but some times may be better to go than others in order to avoid the queue.  Chicago ad agency FCB Chicago did some social-data crunching and came up with some insight as to when the lines might not be so lengthy. In a handy infographic, the agency used Facebook check-ins, weather data and tweets mentioning lines at the location to break down the best and worst times to get a foie gras hot dog fix.  The results?
NEWS
May 20, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
The CTA on Wednesday is holding a meeting about its $1.13 billion proposal to overhaul four Red Line stations, from Lawrence to Bryn Mawr, and corresponding track. The proposed improvements include elevators, wider platforms, better lighting, longer canopies and more benches. None of the four stops are currently accessible for riders with disabilities; the proposal includes making all four stops accessible. Work would begin at 2017 at the earliest, depending on when CTA could identify funding.
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May 15, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Chicago man was accused of threatening two CTA employees at separate Red Line stations after he was arrested at the Grand Avenue station for shouting death threats at a K-9 unit, according to court records. Ricardo Woods, 30, of the 7900 block of South Talman Avenue, allegedly was detained for loitering on CTA property at the station without boarding a train, but became belligerent when he was released, the police report said. Woods was arrested and charged with threatening CTA agents with bodily harm.
NEWS
May 13, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
The CTA is testing electronic signs on its Orange and Brown Line cars, the agency said today. Last week, the CTA equipped two pairs of 3200-series rail cars that operate on the Orange and Brown lines with new electronic destination signs on the front of the first car and on the inside of the cars. The signs replace the traditional roller curtain on the sides and ends of each car. Those signs scroll to display the destination of the car. Starting next year, the CTA plans to equip all of its 256 3200-series cars with...
NEWS
May 12, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
The CTA is holding an open house Tuesday about its $2.3 billion proposal to extend the Red Line from 95th Street to 130th Street. The agency is looking to build four new stations near 103rd, 111th, 116th and 130th streets along Union Pacific Railroad tracks, which would extend the Red Line 5.3 miles. Other alternatives include trains running on Halsted Street or express buses operating mostly on Michigan Avenue. The open house will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Palmer Park Gymnasium, 201 E. 111th St. The agency is working on a draft of a report...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
The Internet is a wonderful thing.  Today's proof: a random photo, posted to Reddit , of Yeezus himself in a zip-line business office in Mexico. Why is it special? Because it depicts an extremely sad -- or maybe just pooped -- picture of Kanye West sitting in the background as his wife Kim Kardashian poses with another man. Kim, at least, looks like she's having a great time.  There's little more context than that, other than the Reddit user who posted it says he doubts it's ever made it's way online, and the photo's timestamp says...
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2013 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye Sound Board
*** (out of 4) Since Robin Thicke broke through as a songwriter in the late '90s, he's always hung around the cusp of stardom, never quite breaking through for himself. That never stopped him from hanging out with some real stars though, keeping the company of guys like Lil Wayne, Jay Z and the Neptunes. So it's fitting that finally, in 2013, when his No. 1 hit "Blurred Lines" earned him a standing invite to all the coolest parties, he had to be dropped off by Pharrell, who is experiencing something of a renaissance himself this year (with help from Daft Punk)
NEWS
April 28, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Chicago man was arrested Saturday morning and charged with resisting arrest at the Fullerton Red Line station after another CTA rider told police officers he looked "like he was casing the joint," according to police records. Genarus Smith, 34, of the 5600 block of South Marshfield Avenue, was charged with criminal trespass to the CTA and two counts of resisting arrest after he refused to show police officers his identification and refused to leave the CTA platform where he had allegedly been standing for a while.
NEWS
April 24, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Throwback Saturday! The CTA announced it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Yellow Line on Saturday with rides on two train cars from the 1920s. The event will be held at 11 a.m. at the Oakton-Skokie stop, 4800 Oakton St. For $2.25, attendees can ride 4000-series train cars built in 1923 and nicknamed the "plushies" because of their green plush seats, the CTA said. The cars also feature wooden roofs, interior mahogany trim, electric fans, lights with glass lampshades and porcelain handholds for riders who stand.
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