Red Line service was returning to normal Thursday morning, about an hour after the CTA began rerouting Red Line trains to elevated tracks due to reports of smoke in the subway.
Police were warning women who ride the CTA about a man who has been snatching necklaces off women’s necks, then running off the train as the doors are closing.
One victim, a man suffered a broken jaw. The other victim, a woman, was knocked unconscious, police say.
The man — thought to be in his 50s or 60s — was found unresponsive by officers about 12:35 a.m. on the southbound tracks at the Harrison station, police said. Preliminary information indicates he had been trying to retrieve a large ball that fell on the tracks when he hit the electrically charged third rail.
Police are now saying a woman’s claim that she was sexually assaulted on a CTA train is unfounded, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The incident occurred around 11 p.m. June 16 on a train near the Wilson stop in the 4600 block of North Broadway.
Authorities reportedly were able to zero in on the suspect through a GPS device that had been placed in a bag of money he took from First American Bank, 33 W. Monroe.
A female of unknown age fell on the tracks at the Lake station at 188 N. State St. about 9:20 a.m., according to the CTA and Fire Media Affairs. It was unclear whether she was hit by the train. The train conductor also was taken to Northwestern, authorities said. He did not suffer any physical injuries, but was shaken up by the incident.
Ronald Sparks, 34, was detained early Monday after he was observed smoking on a CTA train car, police said. He allegedly attacked a female rider over the weekend on the Red Line.
Police have a suspect in custody following an attempted sexual assault on the CTA Red Line.
A man allegedly tried to sexually assault a woman on the Red Line train early Sunday morning, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.
The CTA’s ambitious $1.7 billion Red and Purple Modernization project will be completed in two phases over four years, starting with the closure of the Lawrence and Berwyn stations for 18 months beginning in 2017.
Nearly two years of delays begin Monday morning for rush hour riders on the CTA’s Red Line and Purple Express trains.
Starting March 9, when the next phase of the CTA’s Wilson Station Reconstruction project begins, the westernmost of four tracks between Wilson and Belmont will be taken out of commission and the Purple Express trains that use it now will instead share a Red Line North track during the morning rush hour.
Service on the ‘L’ tracks in the Loop was back to normal Monday afternoon, after a major headache during the morning commute forced the CTA to reroute three train lines, and riders were delayed as long as 90 minutes.
From 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Sunday, southbound Red Line trains will be rerouted from the subway to the elevated tracks between the Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown stations. From 1:40 a.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Monday, Green Line service between the Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations will be suspended.
A 17-year-old boy has been charged with stealing cellphones on Red Line CTA trains at the Wilson station throughout the last three weeks in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side.
Bond was set at $100,000 for a West Side man charged with arson for setting fire to a CTA recycling container earlier this month at a Near North Side subway station.
In three incidents in less than a month, the suspect grabs a cellphone from a person’s hand and runs off the train in the Uptown neighborhood.
In three incidents, the suspect grabs a cellphone from a person’s hand and runs off the train, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.