Chicago-area commuters soon will be able to transfer seamlessly between CTA, Metra, and PACE through a universal fare card. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Thursday that will connect the transit systems through a universal card by 2015.The move had long been advocated by regi
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel didn’t waste any time putting his picks in some of city’s top positions. Forrest Claypool is an old ally of the mayor’s and a longtime political player. Emanuel tapped him to run the Chicago Transit Authority.
There’s a novel solution bringing relief to food deserts on Chicago’s West Side.Sparing the expense of building a bricks and mortar grocery, a group has transformed a decommissioned CTA bus into a mobile, one-aisle produce mart.
Authorities say a 62-year-old Chicago man died after jumping from a moving train and getting electrocuted.The Cook County medical examiner's office says William Wright died Sunday.The Chicago Tribune reports that officials say he came in contact with the electrified third rail on the Red Li
On June 7th: "You got on at Jackson, off at Damen...m4w (Blue Line). 8:00? You were wearing white Chuck Taylors. There wasn't a missed connection of any kind, but I still wanted to put this out there. You are very easy on the eyes."
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has been busy recently with some major appointments. On Monday, he chose Jean Claude Brizard as CEO of Chicago Public Schools. On Tuesday, Emanuel tapped Forrest Claypool to head the Chicago Transit Authority. The Mayor-elect also named members of his financial team.