A rider on the CTA Orange Line carrying a puppy had it stolen by two men, one armed with a knife, early Wednesday, police said.
The transit agency says the cars will emerge from the rebuild more reliable and comfortable. In addition to the upgraded air conditioning units, wiring will be replaced, motors and batteries upgraded, along with doors, springs and control equipment. The makeover even includes pricey LED destination signs.
Robert Weaver, 47, of the 5000 block of South May Street faces three felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm in connection with the July 16 robbery, according to Chicago Police.
The $1.44 billion budget, released Monday, holds the line on base fares, projects a modest .7 percent increase in ridership, and adds service on five rapid transit lines — taking advantage of the hundreds of new ‘L’ cars that have been added to the fleet.
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 CTA’s Orange Line is partially suspended after a train hit a pedestrian near a Southwest Side station Tuesday night.
The attack occurred shortly before 9 a.m. last Wednesday at a parking lot that sits right next to the CTA bus and el stop at 35th and Archer in McKinley Park.
A West Side man has been charged in a brazen robbery on an Orange Line train earlier this month.
A suspect in last week’s brazen robbery on an Orange Line train was in custody Friday in northwest Indiana.
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.
Police are searching for two men accused of storming a CTA Orange Line and robbing passengers at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon. They released several stills from surveillance cameras of the alleged robbers.
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.
CTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.
Service on the CTA Orange Line was disrupted for about two hours on Tuesday, after a man was struck and killed by a train near the Ashland station.
Five CTA current and former employees have sued the agency, claiming it placed hidden cameras in an area used as a changing room at a station on the Green Line, and recorded them undressing last year.
CTA Purple Line service is resuming after Monday’s frigid weather shut it down for about an hour and caused delays on multiple other train lines during the morning commute.
A Lincoln Park man has been charged in connection with two sexual assaults that allegedly took place Friday – one against an elderly woman near Midway International Airport, and in a separate attack hours earlier in the Montclare neighborhood.
The victim was getting into her vehicle in a secure parking lot in the 4600 block of West 59th Street after exiting the Orange Line train when a man who said he had handgun forced her into the vehicle about 4:15 p.m.
Police are warning residents about a pair of robberies near CTA Orange Line stations on the Southwest Side over the past week.
CTA is preparing to spend $166 million to upgrade a group of ‘L’ cars that won’t be around for long after they’re rehabbed.