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Latest Update: December 1, 2018

"L" News Headlines

  • 1 of suspects charged in using BB gun in Green Line robbery attempt denied bail [January 22: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 2 Charged With Using Toy Gun in Green Line Attempted Robbery [January 22: NBC Chicago]
  • 2 accused of using replica gun in attempted robbery on CTA Green Line train [January 22: ABC Chicago]
  • HazMat situation involving propane tank reported near Thompson Center [January 22: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Major CTA delays after switching problem [January 20: Chicago Tribune]
  • Service restored to Red, Purple, Yellow lines after delays from disabled train [January 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Reports Major Delays On Red, Purple, Yellow Line After Incident [January 20: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Train Service Temporarily Suspended Due to Incident [January 20: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Red, Yellow Line service resumes after switching problem, fire [January 20: ABC Chicago]
  • Big winter storm descends on Chicago area, bringing heavy snowfall and strong winds [January 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • Free City Colleges tuition, free CTA rides and more backed by five Chicago mayoral candidates at packed West Side forum [January 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Expand Metra before extending Red Line to 130th Street? [January 16: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Residents Riled About Proposed CTA South Loop Station [January 16: CBS Chicago]
  • Red Line service resumes at 9 North Side stations after mechanical problem [January 16: ABC Chicago]
  • What CTA Workers Know [January 15: Chicago Magazine]
  • Mayoral candidates detail how they would steer public transportation [January 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 5th teen charged in Near North Side attack at Red Line subway stop; others still sought [January 15: Chicago Tribune]
  • Teen, 16, is 5th person charged with multiple felonies in Red Line mob attack [January 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Another Teen Charged In December Attack At Chicago Avenue Station On CTA Red Line [January 15: CBS Chicago]
  • Teen, 16, Fifth Person Charged With Multiple Felonies in Red Line Mob Attack [January 15: NBC Chicago]
  • 5th teen charged in attack at CTA Red Line station [January 15: ABC Chicago]
  • Lyft will show CTA and Metra schedules in its app [January 14: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA upgrades surveillance cameras following crime spike in 2018 [January 14: The DePaulia]
  • Mayor Emanuel and CTA Launch New Public Wi-Fi Service in Downtown Blue Line Subway Station [January 13: CTA press release]
  • CTA now offering free wireless internet service at Clark/Lake Blue Line stop [January 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • WiFi Now Available At Clark And Lake Blue Line Station [January 13: CBS Chicago]
  • Photos: No Pants Subway Ride brings at least 110 bare-legged people to the CTA Red Line [January 13: Red Eye]
  • Chicago's 2019 No Pants Subway Ride takes off this weekend [January 12: Red Eye]
  • Person hit by CTA train on South Side [January 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man hospitalized after jumping in front of train at 47th Street Red Line [January 12: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man Hospitalized After Jumping In Front of Train, CTA Red Line Service Temporarily Suspended [January 12: NBC Chicago]
  • Man charged after fleeing onto CTA Pink Line tracks during arrest [January 11: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Mayor Emanuel and CTA Announce Completion of Garfield Gateway Project [January 10: CTA press release]
  • CTA's $43 million Garfield Green Line station project completed [January 10: Chicago Tribune]
  • Art-centric L station will be gateway to Obama Center: Emanuel [January 10: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Coming to downtown Blue Line subway stops: Free Wi-Fi [January 10: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • South Loop alderman opposes new CTA Red Line station [January 10: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA: 'Unauthorized person' on the Pink Line tracks disrupts service on Southwest Side [January 10: Chicago Tribune]
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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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