March 1, 2013 |
Miller Lite is offering free shuttle rides for the St. Patrick's Day festivities. For the South Side Irish Parade, shuttles will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 10. The next weekend, shuttles will operate between the Loop, Old Town, Wrigleyville, River North, Lincoln Park, Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center. Shuttles will run from 9 a.m. March 16 until midnight March 17 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 17. Miller Lite used to run free shuttles for the winter holidays until last year, when it sponsored the CTA's penny rides on New Year's Eve program.
September 26, 2012 |
With thousands expected to converge on the Chicagoland area this weekend, Ryder Cup officials are encouraging fans to take a cue from the Quad City DJs and come on, ride the train, choo choo. All the way to Medinah, that is. To help offset the expected increase ridership on the Milwaukee District West Line which services Medinah, Metra spokesman Jim Bonastalli said additional trains will be offered mornings throughout the tournament. "Ridership is always real fluid, but we certainly have seen a bump in on/off...
July 9, 2012 |
Woe is the Blue Line. While other transit lines are seeing upgrades or fancy new rail cars, the Blue Line - which is often the first impression for some travelers to Chicago - is stuck in the Dark Ages. Stations along the northern section of the Red Line are currently undergoing renovation, while the southern portion of the Red Line will see an overhaul next year. Meanwhile, the new 5000-series rail cars with the aisle-facing seats are now on the Green and Pink Lines. Comparatively, it's not smooth sailing on the Blue Line, which has seen a...
November 26, 2012 |
About a quarter of a million travelers were expected to pass through O'Hare on Sunday as the holiday weekend drew to a close. It's days like those that will be a windfall for the CTA next year - but more expensive for some Chicagoans and their families. The agency last week proposed CTA riders pay $5 to hop on the Blue Line from O'Hare. Riders with 30-day passes and other unlimited cards would be exempt from this surcharge, but passengers who pay per ride, either through Chicago Cards or fare cards preloaded with cash, would have to pony up the extra $2.75.
June 26, 2013 |
Those wandering into Chicago's Union Station expecting trains might be surprised to find themselves deciding on a canoe instead. Well, sort of. Renowned 3D street artist Kurt Wenner took to Union Station's Great Hall (500 W. Jackson Blvd.) at 7 a.m. today to spend the morning creating his latest art installation--an enormous representation of the Colorado River measuring 32 feet by 64 feet that will be on display until 6 p.m. tonight. The plan initially called for the art to be placed at Pioneer Court on Michigan Avenue just south of the...
May 1, 2013 |
EAT Limited-Edition Burger 25 Degrees 736 N. Clark St. 312-943-9700 National Barbecue Month and National Burger Month both happen in May and you can celebrate the two at once with the BBQ Brisket Burger (barbecued brisket, sirloin patty, Cardona goat cheese, crispy onions, pickles, arugula and pineapple barbecue sauce; $12). Partial proceeds benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Through May 31. Tapas Party Tavernita 151 W. Erie St. 312-274-1111 Shake off post-office stress with the debut of...