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Chicago Police To Begin Random Explosives Screenings At CTA Stations

Starting Nov. 3, if you ride the “L,” prepare to be asked to hand your bags, purses, or suitcases to a Chicago police officer for screening at some stations.

10/24/2014

Photo Of The Garfield Park Conservatory CTA Station On The Green Line. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

Report: Bluetooth Tracking Beacons Installed Near CTA Train Stations

Beacons that can track smartphones via Bluetooth were installed near CTA train stations in Chicago, according to a report by BuzzFeed News.

10/22/2014

Artist's rendering of renovated platform at the Damen station on the Blue Line. (Credit: CTA)

Damen Blue Line Station Closed For 2 Months

The Wicker Park neighborhood station will be closed for 63 days and is scheduled to reopen Dec. 22, according to the CTA’s website. Blue Line service is available at the adjacent stations, Western and Divison.

10/20/2014

Juan Juarez (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Sex Abuse Of Woman On CTA Train

A man was charged with aggravated battery and sexual abuse after a “sexually related incident” in a train car in Lincoln Park last spring.

10/17/2014

A Ventra machine at a CTA station. (CBS)

New App Will Allow Ventra Users To Manage Account On Their Smart Phone

Metra riders are used to carrying a ticket and tucking that paper under the metal tab in front of you. But CBS 2’s Ed Curran says a new app will soon let you buy a ticket for Metra on your phone and keep it there.

10/15/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Chicago Woman Campaigning To Stop Sexual Harassment On CTA

A Chicago woman says there’s a real difference between unsolicited compliments and sexual harassment in public places, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/15/2014

Iesah James (Credit: Chicago Police_

$25,000 Bond For Woman Charged With Using Stun Gun On Bus Driver

A woman has been charged with aggravated battery and ordered held on a $25,000 bond after she allegedly used a stun gun on a CTA bus driver Friday night in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

10/13/2014

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

22 Hurt When CTA Bus Hits Pole In Englewood

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.

10/10/2014

Lorenzo Jones is charged with firing an assault rifle at a Blue Line train. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Firing Assault Rifle At Blue Line Train

A 25-year-old man has been charged with firing an assault rifle at a CTA train inside a subway station on Thursday.

10/10/2014

Police cordon off part of the LaSalle subway station on the CTA Blue Line, after someone fired a shot or shots on the platform as a train was arriving. (Credit: CBS)

Man Fires Assault Rifle At Blue Line Subway Station; No One Injured

A gunman was in custody Thursday after firing shots on a Blue Line subway platform.

10/09/2014

(Credit: People Of The CTA)

Attention CTA Riders: Mind Your Manners

When it comes to minding your manners on public transit, here are some important rules.

10/02/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Blue Line Service Getting Back To Normal After Debris Blocked Trains

Normal service has resumed on the Blue Line, after nearly nine hours of significant delays, due to a pile of wet concrete that fell on the tracks on the Near West Side early Tuesday.

09/30/2014

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police Warn Of Robberies Near 35th Street Red Line Station

If you’re headed to U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday night for the White Sox game, be careful. Police have issued a warning that robbers are targeting people using the Red Line, demanding money and threatening physical violence.

09/25/2014

No Bomb Found After Threat At Roosevelt Red Line Station

A threat about a bomb at the CTA Red Line Roosevelt station was called in about 11:15 p.m., and the police Bomb and Arson Unit investigated and later cleared the scene about an hour later.

09/23/2014

Artist rendering of what the new 95th Street Station will look like. (Credit: city of Chicago)

CTA Breaks Ground On New 95th Street Red Line, Bus Terminal

CTA and elected officials have officially broken ground on the sprawling new 95th street terminal planned for the Red line, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/22/2014

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Woman Fatally Struck By CTA Bus

The woman, whose age was not immediately known, was struck by a westbound #47 bus near Western about 6:20 a.m.

09/13/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA To Rehab ‘L’ Cars Used On Orange, Brown Lines

The CTA’s board Wednesday set the stage to rebuild the ‘L’ cars used on the Orange and Brown lines, even though it expects to junk them in less than 10 years.

09/10/2014

CTA and Fire Department crews work to get a Blue Line train back on the tracks after a derailment near the Pulaski stop on the Forest Park branch. (Credit: CBS)

Blue Line Trains Running Again After Derailment At Pulaski

Service on the Forest Park branch of the CTA Blue Line has resumed, after a minor derailment halted trains at Pulaski for nearly two hours.

09/10/2014

Noor Jalil. (Credit: CBS)

Man Charged With Groping Women On CTA Trains

A Chicago man has been charged after police say he groped two women on board a CTA trains last week.

09/09/2014

Surveillance images of a suspect wanted for allegedly groping a woman Wednesday morning on the Red Line. (Credit: Chicago Police)

“Person Of Interest” Questioned In Red Line Groping

Chicago police said detectives were questioning a person of interest Tuesday morning in the groping of a young woman on board a CTA Red Line train last week.

09/09/2014

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