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The CTA has rebuilt 10 miles of the Red Line, from 95th Street to Chinatown. (CBS)

Far South Side Residents Endorse Red Line Extension

The CTA has an ambitious proposal in the works: extending the Red Line from 95th Street south to 130th, with four stops along the way. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.

04/18/2014

Steve Johnson may be displaced by the planned overhaul of the Red, Purple and Brown lines. (Steve Miller)

Some North Side Residents Not Happy To Be Displaced By CTA Overhaul

WBBM’s Steve Miller has reaction from one of the areas that would be most affected.

04/17/2014

Artistic rendering of the track-level view of an elevated bypass project along the Red, Brown and Purple Lines north of the Belmont station in Lakeview. (Credit: CTA)

Tunney Wary Of Project For Lakeview “L” Overpass

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said he’s not yet ready to embrace the CTA’s plans to build elevated bypass tracks that would eliminate a traffic bottleneck for three of its rail lines – the Red, Brown, and Purple – and speed up rush hour trains on the North Side.

04/17/2014

Artistic rendering of an elevated bypass project along the Brown, Red and Purple Lines in Lakeview. (Credit: CTA)

CTA Bypass Project Would Eliminate Bottleneck For Red, Brown, Purple Lines

The CTA would have to acquire and tear down 16 buildings in the Lakeview neighborhood to make way for a $320 million rail bypass that would eliminate a longstanding bottleneck along the Red, Brown, and Purple lines.

04/17/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Still Examining Three Options To Extend Red Line South

The CTA says, contrary to published reports, it has NOT narrowed to two the list of potential routes for a Red Line extension to 130th Street. Nor is it in a position to move ahead with construction.

04/17/2014

Red Line Train

First Phase Of Red/Purple Line Rebuild May Start In 2017

Starting as early as 2017, the CTA plans to rebuild four stations and replace track and elevated structures on the north part of the Red Line.

04/16/2014

A  torn up sidewalk at the corner of Fullerton and Seminary Avenues. 
 (Credit: Justin Reash)

Chicago’s Crumbling Sidewalks Exposed By DePaul Students

Chicagoans hear a lot about potholes and how the city is filling thousands of them to make the streets safer for motorists. What about the sidewalks?

03/25/2014

One person was killed when a car hit a tow truck, then crashed into a wall dividing the Dan Ryan Expressway from the Red Line. The car flipped over during the crash. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Dead In Crash On Dan Ryan

A 25-year-old woman was killed when her car hit a tow truck, then crashed into a wall dividing the Dan Ryan Expressway from the CTA Red Line near 87th Street early Monday morning.

03/24/2014

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Man Robbed, Raped Near CTA Station

A 24-year-old man told police he was robbed and sexually assaulted at knifepoint near the North and Clybourne CTA station at 1 a.m. Tuesday.

01/28/2014

A CTA Red Line train pulls into the Cermak/Chinatown stop. (Credit: CBS)

Incidents Of Feces On L Trains Increasing In Cold Weather

The cold weather has created an unpleasant trend on the CTA’s Red Line.

01/20/2014

Firefighters respond to the scene of a person on the Red Line tracks on the South Side. (CBS)

Person On Red Line Tracks Disrupts Service, Traffic On Dan Ryan

A person threatening to jump onto the Red Line tracks near 79th Street station disrupted rail service forced the temporary closure of some lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway during the Thursday afternoon rush.

01/16/2014

Red Line Subway

Burst Pipe, Icy Mezzanine Prompt Closure Of Red Line Stop

Conditions improved and service resumed at the Chicago/State station at 6:55 a.m.

01/07/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Trains Delayed By Extreme Cold

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.

01/06/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Woman Suffers Minor Injury After Fall Onto CTA Tracks

A woman suffered only minor injuries Friday, after she fell on the tracks at a CTA Red Line station, and came into contact with a train.

12/20/2013

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Man Shot At Argyle Red Line Stop In Uptown

The man, 20, was at the station in the 1100 block of West Argyle Street shortly after 2 a.m. when a gunman approached, yelled gang slogans and fired, hitting him in the shoulder.

12/18/2013

The CTA has rebuilt 10 miles of the Red Line, from 95th Street to Chinatown. (CBS)

Authorities: Person Struck, Killed By Red Line Train In Englewood

Red Line trains are resuming normal service after a person was struck and killed by a train Wednesday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said.

12/04/2013

A nude woman boarded a CTA L Train and claimed she was the "goddess of the train." (Credit: Kevin O'Neil/CTA Tattler at ChicagoNow.com)

Nude Woman Boards Red Line, Claims To Be ‘Goddess Of The Train’

A 31-year-old woman is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation after she jumped a turnstile and boarded an ‘L’ train — naked.

11/17/2013

Brian Eckerman. (Credit: CBS)

Man Pulls Woman From CTA Tracks With Train Barreling Toward Them

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports he came to his Red Line stop at Argyle for the 9:05 train and in an instant it became life or death.

11/12/2013

A car-carrying semi-trailer truck crashed on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Oct. 20, 2013, jumping a barrier wall, and landing on the Red Line tracks near 69th Street. (Credit: NVP Video)

Semi-Truck Jumps Wall On Dan Ryan, Lands On Red Line Tracks

A car-carrying semi-truck jumped the concrete wall separating the Dan Ryan Expressway from the CTA Red Line Sunday night, landing on the newly repaired tracks and damaging the third rail.

10/21/2013

A Red Line train arrives at the 95th Street station on Oct. 20, 2013, the first day the south end of the Red Line reopened, following a five-month rebuild. (Credit: CBS)

Rebuilt Red Line South Gets First Rush Hour Test

As the rebuilt Dan Ryan branch of the CTA’s Red Line got its first rush hour test Monday morning, commuters were giving a thumbs up to the faster, smoother rides between 95th Street and downtown.

10/21/2013

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