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A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

After Big Sales Drop, Metra Might Resume 10-Ride Discount

Metra Chairman Brad O’Halloran said that he would ask the Metra board at its next meeting, in August, to roll back the price of the ticket to pre-February levels, when the 10-ride ticket was sold for the price of nine rides.

07/11/2013

A CTA train. (CBS)

Brown Line Kimball Station To Be Shut Down For 9 Days

Another nine-day closure is just ahead on the Brown Line, but this time it’s at the outer end of the line.

07/07/2013

Protesters gather outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house on July 4, 2013, speaking out against school closings and city budget cuts. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Take Grievances To Mayor’s House

A group of about 100 protesters was using this Independence Day holiday to vent their frustrations about the direction of the city, outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house in Ravenswood.

WBBM Newsradio–07/04/2013

At The O'Hare Stop On The CTA Blue Line. (CTA File Photo)

O’Hare, Airline Employees To Get Free Rides On Blue Line For Now

As many as 3,000 airline employees and other workers at O’Hare International Airport will be able to board the CTA Blue Line free at the airport through July 12, as the transit agency scrambles to provide them with special fare cards.

07/04/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Urges House Republicans To Pass Immigration Reform Bill

Mayor Rahm Emanuel this Independence Day is challenging House Republicans to take up the immigration issue and pass a federal law that sets a clear path to citizenship.

WBBM Newsradio–07/04/2013

Six weeks into a project to overhaul the entire Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line, crews work to replace tracks and upgrade the station at 47th Street. (Credit: CBS)

CTA’s Red Line South Rehab Running Smoothly

Six weeks in, the CTA Red Line South reconstruction project remains on schedule and on budget.

WBBM Newsradio–07/03/2013

The Circle Interchange joins the Kennedy, Dan Ryan and Eisenhower Expressways just west of downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Circle Interchange Plan Gets Favorable Reviews From Final Public Hearing

Comments were overwhelmingly favorable Thursday at the final public hearing on the $475 million plan to rebuild the 50-year-old Circle interchange.

06/27/2013

David Hatyina (Lake County Sheriff's Dept.)

Boater Who Struck, Killed Child Last Summer Gets 10 Years

Judge Clint Hull said probation was not appropriate for David Hatyina in the death of Antonio Borcia, who died July 28 while inner-tubing on Petite Lake.

06/14/2013

Fernando Jones’ Blues Kids of America perform at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park on the opening night of the 2013 Chicago Blues Festival. (Credit: CBS)

Blues Fest Kicks Off At Millennium Park, Moves To Grant Park

Blues fans filled the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park on Thursday for the first night of the 30th Annual Chicago Blues Festival.

WBBM Newsradio–06/07/2013

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Cook County Sheriff’s Office Will Investigate Corruption In Dolton

Newly elected Village President Riley Rogers said Dolton is essentially broke. It made payroll and insurance payments this week only because it raided a tax-increment financing (TIF) fund.

05/31/2013

The CTA's new Ventra card. (CBS)

Facing Criticism, CTA Cuts Some Fees For Its New Transit-Debit Card

Pushback by riders and consumer groups have prompted the CTA to pull back on some of the fees it intended to charge when it introduces its new Ventra transit fare card this summer.

05/24/2013

Hygiene kits assembled for disaster survivors. (World Vision)

Volunteers Assemble Kits Of Personal Supplies For Tornado Victims

The kits each contain soap, shampoo and hand sanitizer, toilet paper, wash cloths, toothpaste and a brush, among other things. But World Vision’s Angela Appleton said encouragement is also packed.

05/24/2013

Texting

Evanston High Baseball Team Forfeits Playoffs Over Sexting Allegations

School officials disciplined the entire team over the incident, because players would not reveal who shared pictures of nude girls they had received from female classmates.

05/23/2013

Boy Scouts (AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER)

Chicago Area Scouting Officials Endorse Inclusion Of Openly Gay Youths

Gay rights activists are pleased with the decision by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to begin allowing openly-gay scouts, effect near year. Anti-gay activists are not pleased, even though the action maintains a ban on gay leaders.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2013

Republic Windows was the scene of a nationally covered labor sit-in in 2008. (CBS)

Former Republic Windows Employees Start Their Own Factory

Eighteen of the workers who staged a sit-in strike when Republic Windows & Doors suddenly ceased operations at its Goose Island plant in late 2008 are back in business as a worker-run cooperative.

05/09/2013

An abortion-rights opponent demonstrates outside a Planned Parenthood event Thursday. (CBS)

Abortion Protest Staged Outside Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

Activist Sandra Fluke was the main honoree. The Georgetown University law school student became a household name last year when a talk show host called her a prostitute because she tried to lobby Congress for mandatory health care coverage of birth control.

05/02/2013

Parking Ticket

Evanston Waiving Late Fees On Parking Tickets Through June 30

The city of Evanston is waiving late fees on overdue parking tickets for a limited time only. After that, city officials intend to get tough.

04/24/2013

The Fox River in Geneva, Ill. (CBS)

Official: Flood Risk On Fox, Des Plaines Rivers May Not Be As Bad As Feared

As wet as it has been in the Chicago area, Lake County Emergency Management Coordinator Kent McKenzie said it has been drier than anticipated in Wisconsin, where both rivers originate.

04/12/2013

O'Hare International Airport

Cause Of O’Hare Runway Light Outage Still Undetermined

Officials at O’Hare International Airport are saying a bit more about what caused lights to fail on two runways Thursday night, but have yet to determine an exact cause.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2013

Railroad Crossing

State Investigator On Racing Trains: ‘Is It Really Worth The Risk?’

A series of pedestrians and vehicles have been hit in recent weeks by Metra trains, more often than not with deadly consequences. The state investigator who is assigned to most such accidents says most are perfectly avoidable.

WBBM Newsradio–03/25/2013

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