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Metra commuters have to deal with slippery floors because of leaks at Chicago's train stations. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Rail-Station Ruins Put Commuters At Risk

Passengers must navigate leaks and slippery floors at Chicago’s passenger rail stations. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

05/18/2015

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 01:  A general view of the atmosphere outside of Escape To Total Rewards at Union Station on March 1, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Caesars Entertainment)

Suit: City Owes Amtrak, Union Station More Than $500,000 For Viaduct Repairs

(STMW) — The City of Chicago welshed on its obligation to maintain the Canal Street Viaduct near Union Station, costing the commuting hub and Amtrak more than $500,000 to inspect the area and remove broken […]

05/11/2015

Artist's rendering looking west on Washington Street, after the Loop Link bus rapid transit project is complete. (Credit: Chicago Department of Transportation)

City Begins Work On Bus Rapid Transit Lanes In The Loop

City officials were warning of increased traffic delays in the Loop beginning Monday, as work begins on the so-called “Loop Link” project to provide faster bus service from Union Station to Millennium Station.

03/16/2015

The new bus stations will feature larger canopies and bus tracker screens. (Credit: CTA and CDOT)

Construction Of CTA’s Loop Link Bus Express Lanes To Start March 16

The Chicago Department of Transportation and the Chicago Transit Authority announced the start date for construction of a new Loop bus transit project Monday.

03/02/2015

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VIDEO: What’s Behind The Secret Door At Chicago’s Union Station?

The train station can be a pretty mundane place where keeping your head down and ignoring the people around you is often the norm. But add a secret door filled with balls from a ball pit, and everything changes.

02/25/2015

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Union Station Set For $12M Renovation

The iconic 90-year-old Union Station is about to get a $12 million facelift, including upgrades to frequently crowded concourses, and improved temperature controls to avoid burst pipes that twice flooded the rail terminal this month.

01/29/2015

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Another Pipe Bursts At Union Station, Delaying Trains

Tuesday, it was slimy black water on the south concourse floor. Friday afternoon, the water was clear, for the most part, but it left a big puddle at the bottom of the staircase leading to Gates 6, 8 and beyond.

01/09/2015

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Amtrak Passengers Furious At “Ridiculous” 13-Hour Delay

An Amtrak train headed from Chicago to New York and Boston was delayed for more than 13 hours, and scores of passengers were left scratching their heads, due to several conflicting explanations for the holdup.

01/08/2015

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Metra, Amtrak Come Up With Plan To Deal With Union Station Overcrowding

Metra and Amtrak have a new plan to deal with overcrowding at Chicago Union Station, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

12/16/2014

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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: October 13th-19th

Check out the Priceless Things To Do this week in Chicago, week of October 13th- 19th.

10/13/2014

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Travel Guide For Denver, Colorado

This practical guide serves as the perfect introduction to the city affectionately known as the Mile High City.

07/10/2014

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A Guide To Vacationing In Los Angeles

Regardless of your budget, this handy guide will help you plan your vacation to Los Angeles.

06/05/2014

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Best Train Trips In The USA

Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.

03/25/2014

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City Launches Contest For Ideas To Liven Up Union Station

Chicago’s Metropolitan Planning Council wants to pump some life into Union Station with a $5,000 contest to get people involved with iconic railroad station on the River, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/10/2013

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Federal Court Forces Old Post Office To Turn On Fans To Clean Union Station Air

Commuters should notice some improvement in air quality as they board Metra and Amtrak trains at Union Station.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2013

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Best Spring Art Festivals

From art to cover bands, you can celebrate spring at numerous festivals in Chicago. Grab your friends and get ready for a fun weekend with these upcoming events.

03/18/2013

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Bartlett Man Accused Of Stabbing Metra Officer At Union Station

A northwest suburban Bartlett man was ordered held in lieu of $350,000 bail Sunday after he was accused of stabbing a Metra police officer three times in the leg Saturday.

03/17/2013

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Chicago’s Union Station Named A Top Public Space

Union Station is now being recognized as one the city’s true architectural gems.

10/03/2012

This Megabus hit a pedestrian and Canal and Adam on Tuesday. (Credit: Dana Kozlov/CBS 2)

Quinn Calls For Federal Investigation Into Megabus

Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for a federal investigation of Chicago-based Megabus.

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A Megabus struck a woman near Union Station on Tuesday. (CBS)

Megabus Agrees To $5 Million Settlement After Fatal Accident

Megabus has reportedly agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from another deadly accident in Chicago.

08/08/2012

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