A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Purple Line Revamp Begins July 20

Most of the work will be done overnights and on weekends, which should minimize the inconvenience to the 13,000 riders who use the Evanston Express each weekday.


Swallow Cliff Woods (Credit: Cook County Forest Preserve District)

Forest Preserve Seeks Public Input On Swallow Cliff Upgrades

The Cook County Forest Preserve District drew a good-sized crowd Thursday morning for an open-air public meeting to discuss planned improvements to the Swallow Cliff Woods preserve in Palos Hills.


Midway Airport

Report: Major Upgrades May Be Coming To Midway Airport

Some major upgrades may be in store at Midway International Airport.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

Granville Red Line Stop

Granville Red Line Stop To Close For Major Overhaul

Get ready for what could be weeks of delays on the CTA Red Line, as closures for station upgrades start this weekend with the Granville stop.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

Circle Interchange

State Looking To Ease Congestion At Circle Interchange

The state is looking to ease traffic congestion at Chicago’s Circle Interchange just west of downtown.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Opening Day at Wrigley Field. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Report: Emanuel Seeking To Change Wrigley A La Fenway Park

A published report says Wrigley Field could soon look a lot more like Fenway Park in Boston, if Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets his way.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Wrigley Field

Hope Springs Eternal For Cubs Fans, Even If First Win Has To Wait

No matter how you feel about the Cubs, Opening Day at Wrigley Field is special. Even though the Cubs lost to the Nationals, Thursday was no exception.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Forest Preserve

Forest Preserve Plans To Borrow Money To Add Land, Upgrade Facilities

Cook County Forest Preserve officials expect to add more land this year, and also make repairs to some picnic enclosures.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Loyola Red Line Stop

McDonald’s Closes As Plans Move Ahead For Loyola ‘L’ Stop Upgrades

The popular McDonald’s Express adjacent to the Loyola Red Line ‘L’ stop has closed, as plans move ahead to upgrade the CTA station and redevelop the land around it.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012

Lake Shore Drive Fire

City Urging High-Rise Owners To Make Fire Safety Upgrades Now

After a 32-year-old woman was killed in a fire at a high-rise apartment building in Lakeview, city officials have been trying to figure out how much progress other high rises are making toward installing updated fire safety systems.

CBS 2–01/10/2012

Road Closed

Coalition: Illinois Is Not Keeping Up Its Highways

Business and labor groups say Illinois is not keeping up its highways.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

United Airlines Plane

United To Spend $500 Million To Upgrade Planes

United Airlines passengers will notice some major changes soon, after a half-billion dollar cabin makeover is through.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

Loyola Red Line Stop

Durbin Announces Federal Funds For CTA Red Line Upgrades

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Monday announced federal funds geared toward upgrading the Loyola CTA Red Line station in Rogers Park, as well as modernizing and extending the line in the future.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

Drops Of Good: Austin Town Hall Park

Austin Town Hall Park Could Get $50K Renovation

Austin Town Hall Park on the city’s West Side could be the recipient of a makeover worth up to $50,000.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

Lake Shore Drive (CBS)

Upgrades Planned For North Lake Shore Drive

Slippin’ on by on Lake Shore Drive might get a little smoother soon.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2011

CTA Meeting

CTA Considering Comments On Red, Purple Line Plan

Now that the CTA has comments from many of the more than 500 people who attended hearings last week on renovation of the Purple and Red Lines, what’s next?

CBS Chicago–01/31/2011

CTA Meeting

Rogers Park Riders Angry Over CTA Red Line Plans

Many riders in voiced outrage Wednesday night over a possible plan by the CTA to eliminate five stops, or maybe even bury much of the Red Line ‘L’ as a subway.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2011

Northerly Island Plan

Upgrades Planned For Northerly Island

Changes are coming again to Chicago’s lakefront, with additions planned for Northerly Island.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2010

Union Station (CBS)

Major Makeover Coming For Union Station

Union Station is getting a makeover, to the tune of $40 million.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2010