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A new Wal-Mart Express has opened in River North. (CBS)

Wal-Mart Express Opens In River North

A new Wal-Mart Express store opened in Chicago on Wednesday, this one on the North Side.


(Credit: CBS)

Feds Target Construction Giant McHugh

Federal prosecutors have set their sights on one of the biggest fish ever, a huge and well-known construction firm with plenty of clout.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Red, Brown And Purple Line Trains Delayed Due To Track Walker

At the height of the morning rush Thursday, someone saw fit to walk around on the busy Red-Brown-Purple Line ‘L’ tracks near Fullerton Avenue and slow down the commute for everybody.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Vehicle Drives Onto Brown Line Tracks, Catches Fire

A vehicle drove onto Brown Line tracks, hit the third rail and caught fire Sunday morning, causing major delays.


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

Expect Slow Spots, Inconveniences On The ‘L’ System

Some commuters returning to work Tuesday after a four-day holiday weekend could see minor inconveniences on the CTA ‘L’ system.

WBBM Newsradio–12/27/2011

Photo Of Parking Lot (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Electric Car Chargers Coming to Kimball Brown Line Parking Lot

Electric car chargers will be coming to the parking lot for the Kimball Avenue CTA Brown Line terminal.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

CTA Trains Operating Normally After Man Fatally Struck

CTA Red and Brown Line trains are operating with delays after a man died when he was struck by a Brown Line train near the Wellington stop early Saturday.


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‘L’ Train Passengers Help Catch iPhone Robber

Another passenger was robbed of an iPhone on the ‘L’ Wednesday, but this time, passengers stepped in and caught the suspect.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

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

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

CTA Rider: Reroute Loop Trains To Reduce Delays

If you’re tried of sitting in delays on the Loop ‘L,’ a fellow rider has a plan to speed things up.

WBBM Newsradio–09/05/2011

Many of the wooden planks at the Francisco station on the CTA's Brown Line are already rotting, two years after an overhaul that was supposed to last decades. (Credit: CBS)

Wood Already Rotting At New CTA Brown Line Platforms

Just a few years ago, the Chicago Transit Authority closed down numerous stations in succession for renovations. Now it turns out they might have to repair some of the newly-remodeled stations already.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2011

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No Bond For Teen Charged In ‘L’ Stop Death

Bond was denied Thursday to a 17-year-old charged with killing a woman in March by pushing her down a flight of stairs at a CTA ‘L’ stop, after he had stolen another person’s iPhone.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

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.


CTA Brown Line Railroad Tie

Falling Railroad Tie From Brown Line Nearly Hit Pregnant Woman

A heavy railroad tie fell from a CTA “L” track in Lincoln Square last weekend and came close to crushing a car being driven by a pregnant Chicago woman.

CBS 2–06/29/2011

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!


(Credit: CBS)

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

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Delays Expected On Blue, Brown Lines For Track Work

Maintenance work on the CTA Blue Line and Brown Line this weekend will lead to some minor delays for passengers.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2011

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

Late Night Construction To Cause Blue Line Delays

Blue Line trains in both directions will operate on the same track between the Grand and LaSalle stations from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m As a result, passengers must board and exit all trains on the O’Hare-bound side of the platform.


(Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

CTA Provides Shuttle, Bus Service For Chicago Auto Show

The CTA will operate special shuttle buses for people attending the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, and will provide service during all show hours on three regular bus routes.


Brown Line Train

1 Hurt When Car Backs Into CTA Train

One person was taken to the hospital this morning, after a car backed into a stopped Brown Line train at the Rockwell station.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011