The CTA is in a holiday mood. It’s giving away buses.
A bus fire on Lake Shore Drive and an extra-alarm fire in a vacant school building in Lincoln Park combined to create a nightmarish morning commute for many North Siders on Tuesday.
A #147/Outer Drive Express bus got a flat tire around 5:45 a.m. near Division Street. The bus pulled over, and soon after, passengers reported smoke in the back of the bus. The bus driver evacuated all passengers. The entire back half of the articulated bus was gutted by the fire.
A South Side intersection was shut down for nearly two hours Thursday morning while authorities responded to a suspicious object that turned out to be an art project.
A CTA spokesperson said a #9/Ashland bus was heading south on Ashland Avenue around 8:45 a.m., when it struck a pole at 72nd Street.
Seven people were taken to hospitals Thursday morning, after a CTA bus struck two parked cars in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
Police were questioning the driver of a car that plowed into several parked cars and a CTA bus in the Edgewater neighborhood on Wednesday, killing a 71-year-old man who was putting groceries in his trunk.
A man loading groceries into his car in Edgewater was killed late Wednesday morning, after his car was struck by another vehicle involved in a crash with a CTA bus.
Riders on a CTA bus got a bit of a scare Wednesday morning when a gun accidentally went off after a passenger picked up a small pistol he found on the bus.
A video posted on the Facebook page, “People of the CTA,” shows a bus driver confiscating a gun and kicking at least one person off his bus last week, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
Authorities said the truck crashed into the bus near the intersection of 79th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue shortly before 1 p.m.
About 9:15 p.m., the teenager was shot after he was involved in an argument with another male on a CTA bus in the 5700 block of South Racine Avenue, police said.
A judge has set a Feb. 18 trial date in a dispute between a musician and the CTA over a damaged viola.
Police said the bus driver hit his brakes to avoid a collision with a taxicab at Michigan Avenue and South Water Street around 8:45 a.m.
Police said the crash happened at 10:20 a.m., near the intersection of 15th Street and Western Avenue. The bus was involved in a crash with a pickup truck and a semi-trailer truck.
The unidentified man was found aboard a bus when it stopped near the 1100 block of South Kedzie Avenue.
Nine people were hurt late Wednesday morning, when a CTA bus and a pickup truck crashed in the Wicker Park neighborhood.
A CTA bus driver was critically hurt and had to be cut out of a wreck when a bus collided with a dump truck and two other vehicles on the Far South Side Wednesday night.
A police officer said someone cut off the bus, and when the bus driver slammed on the brakes, the bus slid on wet heavy metal sheeting on the roadway, then crossed into oncoming traffic, and hit a building.
Police said the woman, who is in her 20s, was about to exit the #29/State bus at 500 E. Illinois St., near Navy Pier around 10:30 p.m. Monday.