Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has decided to channel more than $7.3 million in tax increment financing toward a “bus rapid transit” line downtown, according to transportation and economic-development officials.The money will combine with an announced $24.6 m
Standing in the lobby of the the newly-renovated and reopened Grand Avenue Red Line stop, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday more planned updates for the city's train system.The announced plans include building a new Green Line stop near McCormick Place, renovating the Clark and Divisio
We've had the first real snowfall of the season. Today we remember the blizzard of January 13, 1979. It was Saturday the Thirteenth that year. But the storm proved unlucky for one Chicago mayor.The snow came down all that Saturday.
The protesters were angry and vocal in the fall of 1909. Their target was one heartless Chicago capitalist named Clarence Knight. He was trying to end smoking on the 'L' trains.Knight was president of the Chicago & Oak Park Elevated Railroad (today's Lake Street Green Line).
Before Chicago inaugurated its famed elevated train system in 1892, the second city was home to the world’s largest and most profitable network of cable cars.That's right, San Francisco. How you like us now?The first street cars were pulled by horses.
View more videos at: http://nbcchicago.com.CHICAGO — Federal authorities say a nearly six-hour standoff with police that affected public transportation on Chicago's North Side is over after three people peacefully surrendered in the Uptown neighborhood Monday night.Authorities say the standoff start