Mob Attack Suspects

Boy, 15, Arrested In June Mob Attack On CTA Red Line

An arrest has been made in connection with a mob attack last month on a CTA Red Line train downtown.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Guardian Angels

Robbery Victim, 4 Guardian Angels Hurt In Red Line Attack

Robbers on the CTA Red Line subway sent four Guardian Angels to the hospital overnight.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

Juan Carlos Hernandez, who is visually impaired, performs at CTA subway stations. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Visually Impaired Street Singer

He has a disability, so finding a job wasn’t so easy. But then he found a way to support his family that is bringing him joy every day. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.


CTA Train Car

Blue Line Delayed After Reports Of Smoke In Subway

Reports of the smell of smoke delayed Blue Line service Friday evening.



Red Line Trains Rerouted To ‘L’ Tracks Due To Reports Of Explosive

The Chicago Transit Authority to rerouted Red Line trains out of the subway Friday morning, after someone reported a passenger was carrying an explosive.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

Red Line Evacuation

Small Fire Shuts Down Roosevelt Red Line Stop, Reroutes Trains

A small trash fire in the Red Line subway prompted first responders to evacuate the Roosevelt Road station, and shut off power to the trains.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Someone at the CTA Blue Line's Logan Square station early on Feb. 27, 2012. (Source: YouTube)

Cop Removes Rooster From Blue Line Subway Tracks

It’s not unusual for the CTA to have to temporarily halt service on one of its trains because of an object or a person on the train tracks, but a live rooster? That’s what happened early Monday morning in the Logan Square neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Person Hit By Train In Red Line Subway

A person was hit by a train Tuesday, and ended up pinned underneath, in the Red Line subway near the Clark and Division stop.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Roosevelt Red Line Stop

Power Cut To CTA Red Line After Derailment

Red Line CTA trains were severely disrupted Thursday morning after a derailment and small fire in the Red Line near the Roosevelt stop.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

Smoke On Train Leads To Fire Response, Blue Line Delays

Power was shut off to part of the CTA Blue Line Sunday morning as fire personnel investigate reports of smoke in a subway in the River West neighborhood.


Grand Station

Newly Renovated Grand Avenue Red Line Stop Unveiled

The CTA Red Line subway station at Grand Avenue and State Street is the latest to undergo a top-to-bottom renovation.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

iPhone Robbery

4 Held After Man Is Robbed Of iPhone At Harrison Red Line Stop

Police are holding four people who allegedly attacked a man and robbed him of his iPhone at the Harrison Street Red Line subway station late Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

Scotty Strahan

Teen Surrenders In Attack On Homeless Man At CTA Stop

A teen has turned himself in to police, after allegedly being seen punching an older homeless man in a startling viral video filmed at the Chicago Avenue Red Line subway stop.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011


Man Caught Making Bogus 911 Calls In Boxers At Subway Shop

Police in Sandwich, Ill., arrested a middle-aged man in a Subway sandwich shop in broad daylight over the weekend, after they found him standing in his boxers as he made inappropriate calls to 911.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

CTA Worker Hurt In Red Line Subway Tunnel

A CTA worker was injured Monday morning when he fell into a manhole underneath the Red Line subway downtown.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2011

Jackson Red Line Stop

Homeless Man Slashes 2 Harassers At Jackson Red Line Stop

A fight turned violent overnight at a CTA Red Line subway station downtown.


Pepper Spray (Photo by Tom Sperduto/U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images)

College Student Robbed, Maced In South Loop Subway

Police are seeking a man who robbed a 19-year-old college student and then sprayed him with pepper spray on a CTA platform early Saturday in the South Loop.


Division Subway Fall

Person Falls Onto Tracks At Division Street Blue Line Stop

A part of the busy Blue Line subway was briefly shut down Wednesday morning, after a person was found on the tracks.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

Daryl Russell

Man Charged With Robbing Woman, 65, At North/Clybourn Stop

A man with a lengthy rap sheet is scheduled to appear in court Monday, on charges of robbing a woman at the North/Clybourn Red Line stop over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2011

Blue Line Station Reopens After Suspicious Package Found

The Blue line subway stop at Jackson Boulevard, and the pedestrian tunnel that connects to the Red Line, have reopened Wednesday afternoon, more than two hours after they were closed due to a suspicious package.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011