American Pharoah trains in preparation for the Belmont Stakes. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

After The Bell: Triple Crown Win Could Boost Horseracing Industry

Saturday’s Belmont Stakes will provide Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah the chance to become the first horse to win the coveted triple crown since 1978.


Red Line Train

Man Arrested For Using Upskirt Camera On Woman Riding Red Line

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on misdemeanor charges, after a woman allegedly caught him trying to videotape up her skirt on a Red Line train on Tuesday.


Artistic rendering of an elevated bypass project along the Brown, Red and Purple Lines in Lakeview. (Credit: CTA)

CTA Bypass Project Would Eliminate Bottleneck For Red, Brown, Purple Lines

The CTA would have to acquire and tear down 16 buildings in the Lakeview neighborhood to make way for a $320 million rail bypass that would eliminate a longstanding bottleneck along the Red, Brown, and Purple lines.


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Belmont Pulls Past Eastern Illinois 82-63

J.J. Mann scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half and Craig Bradshaw finished with 20 points as Belmont pulled away from Eastern Illinois for an 82-63 win Thursday night.


A Chicago Fire Department Ambulance (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Pedestrian Killed By Car On NW Side

A man is dead after being hit by a car on Chicago’s Northwest Side.



Chicago’s Best Barber Shops

While barber shops may seem like a ubiquitous dime a dozen, there’s quite a lot that can set one apart from another. Often its the little touches that make a shop special, like a particularly good value, eccentric decor, the effortless precision of a master barber with a few good jokes, complimentary beer, or the owner’s dog lounging at your feet while you wait. Here’s a list of some of the best places in town to become a regular customer at that will keep you looking tight.


Timothy Anderson

Police: Panhandler Attacked Man At Belmont ‘L’ Stop

Police say a panhandler over the weekend followed a man off an ‘L’ train at the busy Belmont stop, then attacked the man and knocked him to the ground for giving him a mere $2.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

Passengers wait for a CTA L train. (Credit: Karen Rariden/CBS 2)

Power Problems Slow North Side ‘L’ Lines During Morning Rush

Power problems at two of the CTA’s busiest ‘L’ stops brought delays to three lines at the height of the morning rush Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

Brown Line Train

Brown Line Train Hits Vehicle, Service Halted On North Side

A Brown Line train struck a vehicle near the Francisco stop Tuesday afternoon and service was stopped on the North Side between the Belmont and Kimball stops as crews worked to clear the scene.


Red Line Train

Track Work To Affect CTA Red Line Riders

Track maintenance beginning Tuesday will affect Red Line ‘L’ riders at the busy Belmont station, and between the Cermak-Chinatown and 35th Street stations on the Dan Ryan leg.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

An elevated Chicago Transit Authority train (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Best Date Spots Off The “L”

The Chicago ‘L’ is the nation’s most romantic transit system. I must get stuck on the wrong train cars. Anyways, I’ve compiled a list of the best date spots near each of the five top mobile love shacks in Chicago. To your love!


CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Craigslist Ranks Chicago ‘L’ As Nation’s Most Romantic Transit System

While users’ descriptions of the Chicago ‘L” system might range from efficient to frustrating, would one really call it romantic? Actually, a recent study by Craigslist says yes.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

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Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival Guide

Music and entertainment lovers flock to this annual festival for a weekend of great music and partying with good friends. The fun runs this Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 28th & 29th from noon to 10pm, located on Sheffield Avenue between Belmont and School Street.


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Derailment Snags 3 ‘L’ Lines Near Belmont Avenue

A minor derailment caused major delays on the Red, Brown and Purple ‘L’ lines Tuesday morning.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

Penn State vs Ohio State

Thompson: Strategy For A Winning Bracket

All the buzz this Monday revolves around seeding, matchups and bracket busters. In my world, there are only two ways to fill out a winning bracket.

670 The Score–03/14/2011

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Smoke Reports Unfounded In Blue Line Subway

Reports of smoke in the Belmont Blue Line subway station sent several firefighters and ambulances to the Northwest Side, but turned out to be unfounded.


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16-Year-Old Girl Sexually Assaulted

A 16-year-old girl was able to escape a brutal sexual assault attempt after the man slammed her head repeatedly into a building and punched her in the face.