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CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Extending 31st Street Bus West To Cicero

After a 13-month test, the CTA’s board Wednesday approved permanent extension of its No. 35 31st/35th bus route along 31st Street between Kedzie and Cicero, but that’s not what a roomful of protesters wanted.

10/10/2013

Nick Steward. (Credit: Facebook)

Car Of Missing Lake Villa Man Found In Vernon Hills

Nick Steward, 33, disappeared Sept. 20 after leaving work in Wood Dale. He headed home for Lake Villa but never made it.

10/03/2013

Jose E. Reyes (Mundelein Police Dept.)

Suspect Arrested In Mundelein Child Abduction

Police have arrested a man suspected of abducting a 3-year-old north suburban girl on Monday and returning her a short time later.

10/03/2013

Investigators examine wreckage from a plane that crashed in a Bolingbrook parking lot on Wednesday. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS)

NTSB: Pilot In Bolingbrook Crash May Have Come In Too Fast

Eyewitnesses said the single-engine plane appeared to do a “touch-and-go,” circled and crashed several hundred feet short of the runway. Both people aboard died.

09/26/2013

A CTA Red Line train pulls into the Cermak/Chinatown stop. (Credit: CBS)

Red Line South Reconstruction To Be Completed In Five Weeks

Reopening of the line is expected no later than Oct. 19.

09/16/2013

American flag (CBS)

NASCAR Legend Gives Keys To Free Home To War Vet

A two-tour veteran of the war in Afghistan, his wife and five-year-old son received the gift of a lifetime Thursday: a free home.

09/12/2013

A signature feature of Millennium Park, Crown Fountain, was missing its faces this week. (CBS)

Fountain Fail: Giant Face Projections Missing From Millenium Park

Software technicians worked all day Thursday and Friday to try to get everything to run the way Spanish artist Jaume Plensa intended.

09/06/2013

Leaning Tower Of Niles (CBS File Photo)

Niles Trustee Insists Leaning Tower Can Be Saved

Engineers have brought the 840-year-old Leaning Tower of Pisa back from the brink. Now, a $23,000 engineering study is being done to determine what is needed to save the concrete replica in Niles.

09/05/2013

A cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid. (File Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Made In Chicago: Alliance Bakery Cronuts

The next big thing in pastry, the diet-busting cronut, has begun to appear at a handful of Chicago bakeries.

08/26/2013

Kam Gottlieb, 12, has helped buy treadmills for several animal shelters. (Credit: kinetick9s.weebly.com)

Wilmette Girl Raising Money To Buy Treadmills For Shelter Dogs

Since she was in the third grade, Kam Gottlieb has been raising money to buy treadmills for animal shelters through a group she founded and runs, Kinetic K-9s.

08/26/2013

The Red Line reconstruction project is three months in, more than halfway done. (Credit: Vince Gerasole/CBS)

Three Months In, Red Line Project Running On Schedule

Monday marks the three month mark in the CTA’s five-month effort to rebuild the Red Line South from the ground up.

08/19/2013

Soccer Goal

Crestwood Opens Soccer Club’s Field To Public

Crestwood Soccer Club board member Rob McKay said the club refuses to open its books to the village, as required under the revised parks ordinance.

08/16/2013

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Refurbish Aging Rail Cars On Orange, Brown Lines

CTA is preparing to spend $166 million to upgrade a group of ‘L’ cars that won’t be around for long after they’re rehabbed.

08/16/2013

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Offer Free Rides To Students On First Day Of Class

The CTA once again will provide free rides for the first day of classes in Chicago’s Public Schools, on Aug. 26.

08/15/2013

Metra Train

Scandal-Plagued Metra Board May Lose Another Member

Another Metra board member may be on the verge of being forced from his seat.

08/14/2013

Dozens of school marching bands, majorette squads, cheerleading teams, and other groups march in the annual Bud Billiken Parade, a longtime back-to-school tradition on the South Side. (Credit: CBS)

Bud Billiken Parade Celebrates Upcoming Start To School Year

Thousands of people lined King Drive from 35th Street to Washington Park for the annual Bud Billiken Parade on Saturday.

08/10/2013

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First Meeting Held On Proposed Improvements To Lake Shore Drive

The City and State Departments of Transportation Tuesday night hosted the first of a series of meetings on proposed improvements to North Lake Shore Drive.

08/06/2013

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Fleet Of ‘L’ Cars Now 100 Percent Accessible

For the first time, the CTA’s fleet of ‘L’ cars is 100 percent accessible. But total accessibility is still a way off for Chicago’s rapid transit system.

08/06/2013

Lincoln Park Zoo

Zoo Helping Animals Keep Cool During Heat Wave

At the Lincoln Park Zoo, both the animals and those who came to visit them coped with the heat wave.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2013

Mosquito file image (Getty Images)

City Sprays For Mosquitos On South, Northwest Sides

Now that mosquitoes in portions of the northwest and southwest sides have tested positive for the West Nile virus spraying will take place overnight.

07/17/2013

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