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

Today in "L" history...

In honor of the 125th anniversary of the start of "L" service this year, we present these events that occured on this date, November 23:

  • No historical events of significance happened today...

What's New

Latest Update: November 20, 2017

  • Wilson station profile updated with 2 new photos.
  • Thorndale station profile updated with expanded info about its establishment and 1 new photo of the original, temporary station.
  • State/Lake station profile updated with new info about the planned new station.
  • Randolph/Wabash station profile updated with new info about its demolition.
  • Leland Interlocking profile updated with new info about its removal.
  • Howard Yard profile updated with new info about its renovation and expansion circa 1990.

"L" News Headlines

  • CTA Introduces Balanced Operating, Capital Budgets Following Major State Funding Cut [November 22: CTA press release]
  • On Thanksgiving eve, CTA serves up budget -- including 25-cent fare hike [November 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA announces plans for 25 cent fare hikes for bus and train riders [November 22: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA to hike fares 25 cents a ride [November 22: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA Proposes 25-Cent Fare Hike For 2018; No Service Cuts [November 22: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA proposes fare increase of 25 cents per ride [November 22: ABC Chicago]
  • If the CTA raises fares, it should improve service and make the payment system more equitable [November 22: Chicago Reader]
  • Emanuel calls New York vs. Chicago transit 'a tale of two cities' [November 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA plans $23 million in budget cuts; fare hikes likely [November 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Announces $23 Million in Budget Cuts and Reforms as Part of 2018 Budget Process [November 21: CTA press release]
  • Uptown man charged with grinding against female passengers on CTA [November 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • See the Full 2017 CTA Holiday Train, Bus Schedule [November 21: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA releases schedule for holiday trains, buses [November 21: ABC Chicago]
  • Ho, ho, ho: The CTA Holiday Train is back [November 20: Chicago Tribune / Red Eye]
  • Here's the Schedule For the CTA's Holiday Train [November 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Aldermen strike out in bid to block Rahm's 'blank check' to CTA, CPS [November 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Transit leader says CTA fare hike justified [November 20: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police: Shots fired at Cermak-McCormick Place CTA station during attempted robbery [November 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • Shots Fired on CTA Green Line Train During Attempted Robbery [November 19: NBC Chicago]
  • Man rubbed exposed genitals against woman at Orange Line station: Prosecutors [November 19: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man charged with bumping erect penis against woman at Midway CTA stop [November 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man Charged With Bumping Erect Penis Against Woman at Midway CTA Stop [November 19: NBC Chicago]
  • Man accused of exposing erect penis at CTA station, poking another passenger repeatedly [November 18: Fox Chicago]
  • Any CTA fare hike could hurt ridership, advocates say [November 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • Vandalism, graffiti remain nagging problems despite CTA's efforts [November 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Green Line trains moving after stop for medical attention [November 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Aldermen: CTA Service Cuts 'Totally Off The Table,' But Fare Hike Might Be Needed [November 16: CBS Chicago]
  • Aldermen attempt to strip CTA, CPS funding from Emanuel's budget [November 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Emanuel doesn't rule out CTA fare hike [November 15: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA fare hike better than service cuts, Emanuel says [November 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Pushes CTA To Raise Fares [November 15: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA may offer rebates for not riding during peak hours [November 15: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA should raise fares to balance budget: RTA boss [November 14: Chicago Tribune]
  • RTA turns up the heat on CTA to raise fares [November 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • RTA orders CTA to raise fares [November 14: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Regional Agency Nudges CTA Toward Fare Hike [November 14: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Fare Hike Could Be on the Way [November 14: WTTW Chicago]
  • Rebate offer helped CTA Red Line commuters avoid Wrigley crowds [November 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Construction Work Requires Continued Closure of Dan Ryan Lane at 95th Street [November 13: CTA press release]
  • CTA construction keeps Dan Ryan lane at 95th closed until Sunday [November 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA, Metra rules don't stop tradition of platform politics [November 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • Driver Ignored Crossing Gate, Struck by Pink Line Train [November 11: NBC Chicago]
  • New Wilson station shows CTA's Red-Purple Line modernization is on track [November 10: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Increases Hiring and Promotion of Military Veterans through its Ranks [November 10: CTA press release]
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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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