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Welcome to Chicago "L".org, the internet's largest resource for information on Chicago's rapid transit system! Feel free to browse the site and offer comments here.

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Latest Update: June 13, 2014

"L" News Headlines

  • CTA provides extra service for Lollapalooza [July 31: Red Eye]
  • Lollapalooza Travel Guide: CTA Increases Rides, Extends Hours for Weekend [July 31: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • D65 board picks CTA exec to fill vacancy [July 30: Evanston Now]
  • Blogger sues CTA for documents related to Ventra contract [July 30: Chicago Tribune]
  • Journalist suing CTA over denied request for Ventra contract records [July 30: Voices: Chicago Sun-Times blog]
  • Mayor Emanuel, CTA Announce Serious Crimes, Thefts Continue Downward Trend on CTA Trains, Buses [July 29: CTA Press Release]
  • CTA crimes down amid overall ridership decline [July 29: Red Eye]
  • Violent Crime On CTA Declined In First Half Of 2014 [July 29: CBS Chicago]
  • Crime on CTA declines in first half of 2014, police data show [July 28: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA crime down more than 34 percent, new city data says [July 28: ABC Chicago]
  • Experts: Sexual harassment on transit underreported [July 28: Red Eye]
  • My sexual harassment story on the CTA [July 28: Red Eye]
  • Police: Charges filed against Orange Line robbery suspects [July 27: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man charged in Orange Line robbery [July 27: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • West Side Man Charged in Orange Line Robberies [July 27: NBC Chicago]
  • Michael A. Taylor charged in CTA Orange Line armed robbery [July 27: ABC Chicago]
  • Man, 20, Charged in Orange Line Robbery [July 27: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Charges pending against two in connection with Orange Line armed robbery [July 26: Voices: Chicago Sun-Times blog]
  • 1 questioned, 1 sought in Orange Line robbery [July 25: Chicago Tribune]
  • Suspect In Custody For Orange Line Robbery [July 25: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Orange Line robbery suspect in custody, police say [July 25: ABC Chicago]
  • Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Transit Authority And Chicago Federation Of Labor Launch Groundbreaking "Build Chicago" Partnership To Encourage Job Growth [July 24: City of Chicago Press Release]
  • Chicago Transit Authority looking to create jobs via $2 billion rail car project [July 24: Chicago Business Journal]
  • Blue Line Weekend Closure to Delay Travel to Wicker Park Fest, Airport [July 24: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Some tourists experience long Ventra lines on game days [July 24: Red Eye]
  • Woman Busts Alleged "Upskirter" on CTA Train [July 24: NBC Chicago]
  • Man Arrested For Using Upskirt Camera On Woman Riding Red Line [July 23: CBS Chicago]
  • Man recorded upskirt video on Red Line, CTA passenger says [July 23: ABC Chicago]
  • Red Line Rider Catches Alleged Upskirt Filmer: 'It's a Total Violation' [July 23: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Man Hopes to Buy Ad Space on CTA Trains, Post "Ridiculous Stuff" [July 23: NBC Chicago]
  • Kickstarter aims to warn CTA riders of squirrel attacks in their sleep [July 22: Red Eye]
  • CTA signs contract to upgrade wireless system to 4G [July 22: The Daily Northwestern]
  • Woman Chased on Red Line Train Car After Refusing to Give Up Her Cellphone [July 22: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA Warns of 'Metal-on-Metal Hammering,' 'Crunching Rock' During Night Work [July 22: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones? [July 21: Red Eye]
  • Priority seating means something on CTA trips [July 21: 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.

Fares of the "L": A History of fares, tickets, collection equipment, and more!

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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