CTA To Close 2 North Side Stations For Red/Purple Line RenovationsThe 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.
Tunney Wary Of Project For Lakeview "L" OverpassAld. 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.
CTA Bypass Project Would Eliminate Bottleneck For Red, Brown, Purple LinesThe 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.
Surge In Flu Forces Hospitals To Turn Away PatientsSome Chicago area hospitals were being forced to turn away emergency room patients because of an influx of people suffering from the flu.