CTA Launches Online Dashboard To Help Passengers See When Buses Are OvercrowdedMonday morning, the CTA introduced its new Ridership Information Dashboard, a color-coded guide that shows how crowded bus routes are during certain times of day.
Students At Overcrowded Grissom Elementary School Forced To Study On Hallway Floors; Library Doubles As LunchroomAt Virgil Grissom Elementary School in the southeast corner of the city, teachers have to be creative to accommodate all the students.
Metra Train Problems Still Being Worked Out After Monday's Union Station GridlockThousands of commuters were caught up in a mess at Chicago's Union Station Monday afternoon as Metra dealt with rail signal problems just as rush hour began.
Metra Apologizes, Adds Cars To Relieve Overcrowding On BNSF TrainsSome BNSF trains have been so crowded during the morning rush this week, Metra issued a letter of apology, and decided to add extra cars to a half dozen trains beginning Wednesday morning.
CTA Launches Text Alerts To Avoid Overcrowding During Chicago Cubs' Night GamesRiders can sign-up to receive text alerts from the CTA informing them when either to wait awhile or that it is a good time to ride.
Metra Seeks More Spare Train Cars, Better E-AlertsMetra soon hopes to give you E-alerts about trains at specific times, not just for specific lines.
State Prison Intake Center Is Focus Of Crowding DisputeInside what could be Illinois' most important correctional facility -- its main inmate intake center -- hundreds of newly convicted prisoners are sleeping in a gym, a health care unit, converted common spaces and "staging areas" next to bus garages after they arrive from county jails.
Commissioner Seeks To Help Low-Level Jail Inmates Post BondA Cook County commissioner has proposed the county help non-violent criminal defendants post their bail, in order to ease overcrowding at the jail.
6 Illinois Prisons To Set Up Temporary HousingSecurity is being undermined at Illinois' prisons because of overcrowding and the need for space, a prison watchdog group said Thursday after state officials confirmed that six medium-security prisons would be using gymnasiums to temporarily house extra inmates.
Oswego Area Parents Furious Over Possible School ChangesIt could be a contentious school board meeting Monday in Oswego Community School District 308.
2 County Morgue Workers Fired, 1 Threatens To Come Back With GunThe overcrowding scandal at the Cook County Medical Examiner's office has cost two workers their jobs and led to disciplinary action against a third.
County Board Delays Vote On Making It Easier To Fire Medical ExaminerThe Cook County Board has decided to slow down on taking away Cook County Medical Examiner Nancy Jones' job-for-life status over the scandal involving bodies stacked on top of one another at the morgue.