BREAKING NEWS: Police Officer Shot And Killed In Fox Lake; Manhunt Underway COMING UP: News conference at 3:45 p.m.


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The CTA Will Let You Rent ‘L’ Trains

If you want to board an L train without worrying it will be filled with manspreading bros (or if you want to board an L train and not feel guilty about manspreading), there’s a solution: rent your own.


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You Should Take Your Pants Off And Ride ‘The L’

If you’ve always wanted to ride a CTA train without any pants on, here’s your chance. And you won’t even get kicked off (or arrested).


Nik Wallenda will walk over the Chicago River from Marina City (below) to the Leo Burnett building. (CBS)

Wallenda Walk Good For Chicago Business

Anticipation is building for the walk over the Chicago River by daredevil Nik Wallenda.


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Guide To Chicago’s Public Transportation

Getting around the city can be difficult due to the traffic, winding roads and constant construction. Let go of the stress and take advantage of the many different options for public transportation in Chicago.


Indiana stop on the Green Line. (Credit: CBS)

Description From iPhone Theft Victim Helps Cops Arrest Suspect

He survived the terrifying –a fellow passenger on the Green Line– with a gun demanding his iPhone. But this passenger’s quick thinking helped police catch up with the suspect, reports CBS 2’s Brad Edwards.


CTA train. (CBS)

Women Riding Packed L Trains Assaulted By Aroused Men

It’s the dirty little hidden danger of riding public transportation.


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Fares Increase Monday For Half Of The CTA’s Riders

The price of a one-day pass will nearly double, from $5.75 to $10. A three-day pass that now costs $14 will cost $20. The seven-day pass will increase in price from $23 to $28 and the 30-day pass will increase in price from $86 to $100.


Woman Falls From Platform At Howard ‘L’ Terminal

Power was shut off to the CTA Red Line in the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods Friday morning, when a woman fell off the platform at the Howard terminal.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2011

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Puts Yellow, Orange Line Extensions On Hold

The Chicago Transit Authority is putting two proposed rapid transit extensions on hold as it tries to cope with its latest financial crisis.

WBBM Newsradio–07/11/2011

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Craigslist Ranks Chicago ‘L’ As Nation’s Most Romantic Transit System

While users’ descriptions of the Chicago ‘L” system might range from efficient to frustrating, would one really call it romantic? Actually, a recent study by Craigslist says yes.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

Police sketch of a suspected robber in Oak Park. (Credit: Oak Park Police)

Guardian Angels Take To Oak Park After Robberies

The Guardian Angels have descended on the CTA Green Line ‘L’ in Oak Park, since five women have been beaten or robbed in recent weeks.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

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Derailment Snags 3 ‘L’ Lines Near Belmont Avenue

A minor derailment caused major delays on the Red, Brown and Purple ‘L’ lines Tuesday morning.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

Mike Quade

Report: Quade Gets The ‘Led’ Out In Office

Cubs manager Mike Quade has won the respect of a sports columnist in Des Moines for choosing the ‘L’ as his mode of transportation to work.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

'L' Train Bypass

CTA Apologizes For Delays As Commuters Crowd Trains

Chicago Transit Authority President Rich Rodriguez apologized Thursday after many CTA trains were delayed or crowded to capacity when commuters began returning to work in the wake of this week’s blizzard.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Operator Falls On Tracks, Snags Red Line

Red Line ‘L’ passengers were delayed Tuesday morning, after a person was seen on the tracks at the Granville stop in Edgewater.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2010

CTA train (CBS file)

CTA’s New ‘L’ Cars To Hit Brown Line

The CTA’s newest ‘L’ cars are on the move again.

WBBM Newsradio–11/19/2010

CTA Signs With Sprint For Subway Cellular Service

The last major holdout among cell phone firms has signed a contract with CTA to hook up reception in its two major subways.

WBBM Newsradio–11/11/2010

CTA train (CBS file)

CTA Construction To Cause L Delays This Weekend

Riding the Loop ‘L’ this weekend could leave you a bit disoriented.