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Blue Line Hero Leaves Note Warning Of Wet Seats

A CTA commuter is being lauded as a hero this morning.

08/29/2014

Residents in southwest suburban Burbank wade through a heavily flooded street. According to the National Weather Service, more than 4.5 inches of rain fell in the area from midnight to 6 a.m. on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Southwest Suburbs Hit Hardest By Flooding; Burbank Schools Closed

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.

08/22/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Heavy Rain Shuts Parts Of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Blue Line

Several inches of rain fell across the Chicago area overnight, particularly on the South and Southwest sides, prompting road closures and CTA delays.

08/22/2014

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CTA: Effort To Speed Up Buses Delayed By Slow RTA Funding

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.

08/14/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Blue Line Work To Close California, Damen Stations

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.

08/11/2014

A Chicago Fire Department Ambulance (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Truck Hits CTA Bus, At Least Eight Injured

The crash, which involved a bus and a U-Haul truck, occurred about 11:30 a.m. at 79th and King Drive.

08/09/2014

A Blue Line train entering the Forest Park station experienced a "minor derailment" on Friday, according to the CTA. (Credit: CBS)

Blue Line Train Derails In Forest Park

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.

08/08/2014

Firefighters work to clean up an acid spill from a tanker truck near 35th and Wentworth, just down the street from U.S. Cellular Field. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Hundreds Of Gallons Of Acid Leaked From Truck Near U.S. Cellular Field

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.

08/06/2014

Two concert-goers pose by the namesake sign at Chicago's Lollapalooza festival. (Lisa Fielding/CBS)

City Warns Of Street Closures For Lollapalooza

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.

08/01/2014

A surveillance camera at a CTA train station. (Credit: CBS)

Violent Crime On CTA Declined In First Half Of 2014

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.

07/29/2014

Chicago police on Thursday released these surveillance images of the Orange Line armed-robbery suspects. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Orange Line Robbers Apparently Rode Train All Day Before Holdup

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.

07/18/2014

A Ventra fare card reader. (Credit: CBS)

Final Transition To Ventra Goes Smoothly For CTA, Pace

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.

07/01/2014

A Ventra fare card reader. (Credit: CBS)

CTA To Stop Accepting Old Farecards Tuesday

The end is at hand for the last of CTA’s old farecards.

06/28/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Normal Blue Line Service Resuming After Major Delays

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.

06/25/2014

A CTA bus driver broke up a fight and kicked a rider off the bus. (Credit: Facebook)

WATCH: CTA Bus Driver Confiscates Gun, Kicks Rider Off 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.

06/25/2014

Metal brackets and chunks of wood cleared off of Van Buren Street after apparently falling from the L tracks. (Credit; Rory Rice)

Mechanical Problem Blamed For Last Week’s CTA Train Derailment

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.

06/24/2014

A conceptual rendering of "Sanctuary" by artist Doug Fogelson which will be installed at the CTA's 69th Street Red Line Station. (Rendering Supplied By City of Chicago)

CTA Unveils Renderings For Red Line Station Artwork

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.

06/23/2014

A CTA bus approaches a stop. (CBS)

Man Stabbed In Fight On CTA Bus

A man was stabbed on A CTA bus Sunday on the West Side and was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

06/22/2014

Metal brackets and chunks of wood cleared off of Van Buren Street after apparently falling from the L tracks. (Credit; Rory Rice)

Questions Remain After Debris Fell From ‘L’ Tracks

CTA investigators are still looking into what caused a Loop “L” train to derail Tuesday.

06/18/2014

Metal brackets and chunks of wood cleared off of Van Buren Street after apparently falling from the L tracks. (Credit; Rory Rice)

Loop Train Service Back To Normal After Derailment Caused Big Delays

CTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.

06/17/2014

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