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Residents in southwest suburban Burbank wade through a heavily flooded street. According to the National Weather Service, more than 4.5 inches of rain fell in the area from midnight to 6 a.m. on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Southwest Suburbs Hit Hardest By Flooding; Burbank Schools Closed

Heavy rains have caused major flooding across much of the Chicago area overnight, especially in the southwest suburbs, where at least two school districts were forced to cancel classes at all its schools.

8 hours ago

A CTA train. (CBS)

Heavy Rain Shuts Parts Of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Blue Line

Several inches of rain fell across the Chicago area overnight, particularly on the South and Southwest sides, prompting road closures and CTA delays.

10 hours ago

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Blue Line Work To Close California, Damen Stations

A half-billion dollar CTA renovation project on the O’Hare branch of the Blue Line will mean two stations will close for several weeks this fall. The California stop will be closed for six weeks starting next month; and the Damen stop will be closed for nine weeks, starting in October.

08/11/2014

A Blue Line train entering the Forest Park station experienced a "minor derailment" on Friday, according to the CTA. (Credit: CBS)

Blue Line Train Derails In Forest Park

The CTA has suspended Blue Line train service between the Harlem and Forest Park stops on the Forest Park branch, after a train derailed late Friday morning.

08/08/2014

CTA train. (CBS)

Passenger Injured When Fight Spills Onto Blue Line Train

CTA officials tell CBS 2 the victim was injured around 2:30 p.m. when an altercation erupted at the Washington Blue Line stop beneath Dearborn Street. The fight then spilled onto a Blue Line train, which never left the station.

08/07/2014

Parts of I-290 were closed due to flooding early Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Eisenhower Reopens After Flooding From Storms

Parts of the Eisenhower Expressway were closed for more than four hours and part of the CTA’s Blue Line was shut down temporarily early Tuesday because of flooding from storms.

08/05/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Normal Blue Line Service Resuming After Major Delays

After commuters had to deal with nearly four hours of major delays on the Blue Line, due to a power outage on tracks near a downtown subway station, CTA officials said service was returning to normal Wednesday afternoon.

06/25/2014

This CTA train smashed into the escalator on Monday morning at the O'Hare station. (Credit: CBS)

Feds To Transit Agencies: Test Stop Systems In Wake Of O’Hare Blue Line Crash

Images of the Blue Line train that just wouldn’t stop still strike fear among some passengers. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

06/12/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Blue Line Service To O’Hare Resumes After Ammonia Leak Secured

Blue Line trains have resumed service between Rosemont and O’Hare International Airport, after the airport station was closed for nearly four hours due to an ammonia leak.

06/12/2014

Police issued this photo of a suspect who attempted to sexually assault a woman early Tuesday on the Near West Side. (Photo from Chicago Police)

Woman Attacked After Exiting Blue Line Station

A man, thought to be in his late teens or early 20s, attempted to sexually assault a woman in the 900 block of West Van Buren Street at 12:18 a.m. after following her as she rode the Blue Line from the Lake station.

05/21/2014

Pace Bus

Pace To Offer New Express Service To Brookfield Zoo

Pace wants to make it easier this summer for CTA riders to get to the Brookfield Zoo.

05/15/2014

Eddie Palacios, a TSA worker, stood in front of a moving Blue Line train to get it to stop before it hit a woman who fell on the tracks on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Twitter/Jim McKinney
@TSAMedia_JimM)

TSA Worker Receives ‘Award Of Valor’ For Saving Woman Who Fell On CTA Tracks

A TSA employee who jumped in front of a CTA Blue Line train last month to save a woman who’d fallen on the tracks was being honored by the Department of Homeland Security.

05/14/2014

Passengers walk along the tracks at the scene of a Blue Line train derailment. (Courtesy: Dan Hamilton)

Blue Line Train Derails After Hitting Truck Tire On Tracks

A southbound Blue Line train leaving the Cicero station hit an automobile tire that was on the tracks about 7:45 p.m., CTA spokesman Brian Steele said. No injuries were reported.

04/10/2014

A Blue Line train ended up on the escalator at the O'Hare station after jumping the tracks when it failed to slow down while pulling into the terminal. (Credit: CBS)

NTSB: Blue Line ‘Trip Stop’ At O’Hare Was Too Close To The End Of The Track

NTSB officials had previously said the train’s operator, Brittney Haywood, admitted falling asleep at the controls as the train was pulling into the O’Hare station, but that automated systems in place were designed to stop the train if she did not hit the brakes.

04/07/2014

Brittney Haywood proudly posted a photo of her CTA operator permit on Instagram after getting it in December 2013. (Credit: Instagram)

CTA Fires Operator In Blue Line Crash At O’Hare

CTA officials were taking steps to fire the train operator who fell asleep at the controls of a Blue Line train before it crashed at O’Hare International Airport last month.

04/04/2014

A Blue Line train ended up on the escalator at the O'Hare station after jumping the tracks when it failed to slow down while pulling into the terminal. (Credit: CBS)

Two More Lawsuits Filed Over O’Hare Blue Line Crash

Two more people have filed lawsuits against the CTA over a Blue Line train derailment at O’Hare last week, bringing the total number of suits filed up to eight.

04/03/2014

Eddie Palacios, a TSA worker, stood in front of a moving Blue Line train to get it to stop before it hit a woman who fell on the tracks on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Twitter/Jim McKinney
@TSAMedia_JimM)

TSA Worker Who Helped Save Woman From Train: ‘I’m Kind Of Embarrassed’

A TSA worker who helped save a woman who fell onto a set of subway tracks on Wednesday downplayed his decision to jump in front of a moving CTA Blue Line train.

04/03/2014

CTA train (CBS file)

Man Saves Woman From Oncoming Blue Line Train

A man wearing a bright orange jacket jumped onto the Blue line tracks to alert an oncoming train after a woman fell off the platform.

04/02/2014

The Blue Line station at O'Hare International Airport reopened Sunday, six days after a train derailed and crashed into an escalator at the end of the track. (Credit: John Waelti)

No Delays For Blue Line After O’Hare Station Reopens

It has been smooth sailing so far for the reopened CTA station at O’Hare International Airport, after Blue Line trains got their major test since a derailment and crash one week ago.

03/31/2014

This CTA train smashed into the escalator on Monday morning at the O'Hare station. (Credit: CBS)

Blame Game Between CTA, Union Continues In Wake Of O’Hare Train Crash

The CTA’s worker union says the sleeping operator whose train crashed at O’Hare on Monday had worked 69 hours the previous week — a claim the transit agency denies. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

03/28/2014

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