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Latest Update: June 9, 2016

"L" News Headlines

  • Man dead after falling on CTA Blue Line tracks in the Loop: police [June 25: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man, 36, dies after falling onto Blue Line L tracks downtown [June 25: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man, 36, dies after falling on Blue Line tracks | abc7chicago.com [June 25: ABC Chicago]
  • No bail for man charged in fatal stabbing on CTA Red Line train [June 25: Chicago Tribune]
  • 'Are You Going To Have My Baby?' Man Asked Before Red Line Stabbing: Court [June 25: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Murder Victim's Family Outraged After Red Line Stabbing Goes Viral [June 24: CBS Chicago]
  • Woman Stabbed on Red Line Identified as 25-Year-Old From West Englewood [June 24: NBC Chicago]
  • Young Mother Fatally Stabbed on CTA Red Line Identified [June 24: ABC Chicago]
  • The Wilson Underline Seems Super Cool, But Who's Paying For It? [June 24: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Things turn up roses for Pink Line essay winner, now a teacher [June 23: Daily Herald]
  • Woman stabbed to death on Red Line in domestic attack: Cops [June 23: Chicago Tribune]
  • Woman stabbed to death on Red Line train [June 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Woman Stabbed To Death On Red Line [June 23: CBS Chicago]
  • Woman Stabbed to Death on CTA Red Line [June 23: ABC Chicago]
  • Woman Stabbed To Death On Red Line At 47th Street, Authorities Say [June 23: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • South Loop gas leak under control, no one hurt [June 21: Chicago Tribune]
  • South Loop gas leak ties up CTA trains [June 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Train Lines Stopped In South Loop Due To Gas Leak [June 21: CBS Chicago]
  • Gas Leak Closes Roads, Forces Transit Reroutes in Chicago's South Loop [June 21: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Red, Orange, Green and Purple Line train service resumes after South Loop hazmat [June 21: ABC Chicago]
  • Major Delays On CTA After South Loop Gas Leak Shuts Down State Street [June 21: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Multiple CTA lines shut down temporarily around rush hour [June 21: Time Out Chicago]
  • I watched a woman have a seizure on the CTA [June 20: Red Eye]
  • Some in Uptown want public space, not parking, under Wilson stop [June 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Normal Loop L service resumes [June 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Oh, Canada! Toronto beats Chicago on transit with more riders, funding [June 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man killed on Blue Line CTA tracks [June 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • Person fatally struck by Blue Line train near Kedzie [June 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Mayor Emanuel, CTA Move Forward with South Side Transit Investment [June 17: CTA press release]
  • From 'garish' to inviting: Riders review new CTA 95th St. station [June 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA jazzes up design of new 95th Street terminal [June 17: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Final Design For New 95th Street Red Line Station Released [June 17: CBS Chicago]
  • Get A Look At The New 95th Street Terminal Design [June 17: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • City Releases Renderings For Redesigned 95th Street Station [June 17: WBEZ Chicago]
  • CTA Will Close Addison Blue Line Stop, Alter Loop Trains This Weekend [June 17: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Rosemont Transit Center Upgrades Could Begin In July [June 16: Journal Online]
  • What Your Favorite 'L' Seat Says About You: See If Your Seat Is in Demand [June 15: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Stories Behind CTA 'L' Lines' Strange Curves, Dips and Twists [June 13: WBEZ Chicago]
  • Buying Near The 'L'? Map Shows Real Estate Prices Around Each CTA Stop [June 13: DNAinfo 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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