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Why Chicago taxi medallion owners struggle
Apr. 21, 2015
Chicago taxi medallions were once one of the best financial investments you could get. But industry changes have caused the medallion market to collapse, leaving many owners underwater.
Union Station's facelift
Feb. 3, 2015
The renovations are being called a ‘first step’ toward expanding and modernizing the historic building.
Are Chicago's yellow lights unsafe? Unfair?
Oct. 17, 2014
The city faces criticism for issuing red light camera tickets at intersections where yellow lights fall slightly short of the city’s 3-second policy. And many traffic engineers say the lights should be even longer.
CTA physics: Why buses arrive in bunches
Oct. 15, 2014
A visual explainer: Why multiple buses arrive at the same stop at the same time, and why the fixes are almost as frustrating as the problem.
After the accident: Metra and pedestrian fatalities
Sep. 30, 2014
One listener’s loss raised the question of whether the commuter rail agency's investigations are thorough enough.
Passing through: Union Station as Amish transit hub
Jul. 7, 2014
The nexus of rail lines provides an opportunity to meet our regional neighbors.
Why ridesharing drives cabbies crazy
Jun. 5, 2014
As Chicago moves to legalize ridesharing, the question remains: Should they follow the same rules of the road as taxis? WBEZ spent a day with a cabbie, and a night with a rideshare driver to find out.
Illinois' red light on Sunday car sales
May. 5, 2014
The state doesn’t mind Sunday drivers. Here’s why it doesn’t want Sunday car buyers.
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