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Welcome to Chicago "L".org, the internet's largest resource for information on Chicago's rapid transit system!

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Latest Update: April 28, 2018

  • Damen/Lake station profile updated with new info and 1 new photo.
  • Cows on Parade page updated with added into on two of the cows, and updated whereabouts of all four cows.

"L" News Headlines

  • CTA manager resigns after nude photos found on his computer [May 24: Chicago Tribune]
  • Girl groped while riding Blue Line train in Wicker Park [May 24: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man groped, kissed girl on Blue Line train in Wicker Park: police [May 24: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Student Groped, Kissed On Blue Line Train On Her Way To School [May 24: CBS Chicago]
  • Man Groped, Kissed Girl on Blue Line Train in Wicker Park: Police [May 24: NBC Chicago]
  • Man groped, kissed girl on CTA Blue Line train in Wicker Park, police say [May 24: ABC Chicago]
  • Committee recommends council approval of Purple Line modernization [May 23: The Daily Northwestern]
  • Man stabbed overnight on Red Line train in Uptown [May 23: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man stabbed, robbed on Red Line in Uptown [May 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Police Search For Red Line Stabbing Suspect [May 23: CBS Chicago]
  • Man Stabbed While Riding CTA Red Line Train: Police [May 23: NBC Chicago]
  • Man stabbed on CTA Red Line train near Argyle in attempted robbery [May 23: ABC Chicago]
  • Mayor Emanuel and CTA Kick Off Next Phase of Blue Line Modernization [May 22: CTA press release]
  • CTA to rehab 2 Blue Line stops; 4 others -- but no fare hikes -- also on track [May 22: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA To Begin Improvements At Belmont, Jefferson Park Blue Line Stations [May 22: CBS Chicago]
  • City Unveils Plans for Improvements at 2 CTA Blue Line Stations [May 22: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Blue Line renovations at Belmont, Jefferson Park begin Tuesday [May 22: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Blue Line Renovations Begin At Belmont, Jefferson Park [May 22: Lake View Patch]
  • CTA's L Map, In Frank Lloyd Wright Style, Wins Design Award [May 22: CBS Chicago]
  • Transit boards overwhelmingly male, whiter than ridership [May 22: Chicago Reader]
  • 'It's a giant safety problem': Ridgeland Avenue bridge hit three times in a week in Oak Park [May 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • As Woodlawn Community Leaders Debate New Green Line Stops, a Decades-Old Conflict Is Revived [May 21: The Chicago Maroon]
  • CTA to unveil plans to rehabilitate a pair of NW Side Blue Line stations [May 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Blue Line riders forcibly robbed of phones near Cicero [May 21: ABC Chicago]
  • Mayor Emanuel and CTA Launch Safe and Secure Program [May 21: CTA press release]
  • CTA to add new HD security cameras, using ride-share money [May 20: Chicago Tribune]
  • New HD Cameras Going Up At CTA Train Stations [May 20: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA to Install More Than 600 New HD Security Cameras Across Chicago [May 20: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA installing new HD security cameras [May 20: ABC Chicago]
  • RTA: State fee costing millions, could lead to more fare hikes [May 17: Daily Herald]
  • Police release photos of man suspected of lewd behavior on CTA trains [May 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man wanted for public masturbation near pregnant women on Brown Line trains [May 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • An avenue of art awaits you at the Red Line Morse stop [May 15: WGN Chicago]
  • Service restored after transformer explosion sparks fire on tracks near Sheridan [May 12: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Transformer Fire Stops CTA Red Line Travel [May 12: CBS Chicago]
  • Red Line Service Delayed After Downed Wires Cause Fire Near Sheridan Station [May 12: NBC Chicago]
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Additional Information

Historic Station Tours: The Chicago Architecture Foundation and the Chicago History Museum provide tours of Chicago's historic rapid transit system, visiting several of Chicago's oldest, most unique, and most architecturally interesting rapid transit facilities, with tours and lectures given at each site. Section also includes information and photos from Chicago-L.org's past tours.

Mishaps and Unusual Occurrences: Described here are some of the accidents, mishaps, and uncustomary circumstances that have befallen the "L".

Frequently Asked Questions: A compilation of common queries.

Vocabulary of the "L": Learn an automatic train signal from a "fool catcher" with our list of vocabulary words and phrases.

Posters and Advertisements: Check out 1920s CRT posters advertising the sights and scenes that Chicagoans could see by taking the elevated and other ads.


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