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.
One of the oldest ‘L’ stations in the city has been shut down for six weeks, to undergo a major renovation.
A CTA commuter is being lauded as a hero this morning.
Heavy rains have caused major flooding across much of the Chicago area overnight, especially in the southwest suburbs, where at least two school districts were forced to cancel classes at all its schools.
Several inches of rain fell across the Chicago area overnight, particularly on the South and Southwest sides, prompting road closures and CTA delays.
The CTA hopes to attract more riders by speeding up its buses, and giving buses green light priority over other vehicles is a key part of that strategy, but it says it is encountering problems obtaining federal grant money that’s been in the hands of the Regional Transportation Authority since 2012.
A half-billion dollar CTA renovation project on the O’Hare branch of the Blue Line will mean two stations will close for several weeks this fall. The California stop will be closed for six weeks starting next month; and the Damen stop will be closed for nine weeks, starting in October.
The crash, which involved a bus and a U-Haul truck, occurred about 11:30 a.m. at 79th and King Drive.
The CTA has suspended Blue Line train service between the Harlem and Forest Park stops on the Forest Park branch, after a train derailed late Friday morning.
Fire Department crews were sent to 35th Street and Wentworth Avenue around 12:30 p.m., after a tanker truck carrying 3,500 gallons of muriatic acid began leaking its contents.
Streets bordering Grant Park will be blocked off to traffic for at least three days, from Friday through Sunday, during the sold out festival, according to a statement from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
Violent crimes and thefts on the CTA dropped by more than a third in the first half of this year, compared to the first six months of last year, city officials said Tuesday.
Police believe the two men who robbed an entire train car on the Orange Line earlier this week were riding the train all day before their brazen afternoon rush hour heist.
The CTA and Pace say they’re not aware of any problems with the final changeover to Ventra cards. WBBM’s Bob Roberts spoke with both agencies.
The end is at hand for the last of CTA’s old farecards.
After commuters had to deal with nearly four hours of major delays on the Blue Line, due to a power outage on tracks near a downtown subway station, CTA officials said service was returning to normal Wednesday afternoon.
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.
CBS 2 has learned why a CTA Orange Line train derailed last week, causing pieces of wood and metal fasteners like these to rain down on the busy road and sidewalk below the tracks.
The city of Chicago and the CTA unveiled renderings on Monday for original artwork that will be installed on eight South Side Red Line stations between the Cermak-Chinatown stop and the 87th Street Station.
A man was stabbed on A CTA bus Sunday on the West Side and was transported to the hospital in stable condition.