August 13, 2013 |
Two men were arrested Monday for committing a separate set of robberies on the Blue Line CTA train line, county prosecutors said. Kenneth Brown, 20, of Harvey, Ill., allegedly stole a backpack from a 50-year-old man near the Clinton Blue Line station early Monday morning, while he and a group of teenagers used the emergency doors to travel the length of an operating train. Brown got into an altercation with one passenger, prosecutors said, who was riding the train with a bicycle that partially blocked the aisles.
December 12, 2013 |
Want to buy a CTA train car? It's possible, thanks to an online auction that went live today featuring memorabilia and equipment from the Chicago Transit Authority. Rick Levin, president of auction house Levin and Associates, said this is the first time the CTA has auctioned off memorabilia to the public. Items in the auction include vintage signage, token counters, bus driver seats and even an entire 2200 series rail car. "You can be the first kid on your block not to just have a toy train set, but...
March 4, 2014 |
"'Oysters' is the inviting sign on a basement saloon at the corner of Wabash avenue and Twenty-second street. Mr. George H. Smith is its proprietor. And daily between midnight and cockcrow, there come sounds of revelry there-from bearing testimony to the quality of oysters and the abundance of the cheer. " - From "Oysters and Wine at 2 A. M.," Chicago Daily Tribune, Dec. 4, 1888 With the advent of ice-bearing "refrigerated" train cars rolling in to Chicago in 1852, oysters arrived by the barrel.
April 9, 2014 |
Forget the Green Line. There's a new "L" on the West Side. Event Creative, a Chicago event design and production agency, fashioned an "L" system for a U.S. Travel Association event this week at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios in North Lawndale. More than 20 Event Creative employees worked to handcraft the track and the rail ties. They shaped two 20-foot-long rail cars that were used for a video display of Chicago attractions, said Melissa Kirby, vice president of design and new business for Event Creative.
September 20, 2012 |
EAT SMOKE SIGNALS Moonshine Brewing Company 1824 W. Division St. 773-862-8686 Two tons of ribs make an appearance at the Rib-a-Que Smokeout, where a dozen professional and amateur chefs throw down with old family recipes and new culinary tricks and you get to sample them all. Two winners - one determined by a celebrity foodie judging panel; the other by audience vote - take home cash prizes and a Gilded Grill trophy. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. $25-$35. Tickets: ticketweb.com.
February 18, 2013 |
CTA riders, this is not the way to ring in the new year. Chicago police issued two separate alerts last week warning riders about recent cellphone thefts on the Red and Pink lines. Police said a group of men have been snatching electronic devices from riders on trains and platforms between 55th and 95th Streets on the Red Line since early this year. This weekend, police released a photo of a suspect they say has been using a gun to rob riders of their cellphones on the Pink Line since late last month.