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.
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.
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.
The woman, whose age was not immediately known, was struck by a westbound #47 bus near Western about 6:20 a.m.
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.
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.
A Chicago man has been charged after police say he groped two women on board a CTA trains last week.
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.