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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: August 8, 2016

"L" News Headlines

  • Red Line extension could take down dozens of South Side homes [December 1: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Chicago newcomer completes 'L' challenge in under 9 hours, makes us all look bad [December 1: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA is 'threading the needle' to secure funding before Trump takes office [December 1: Time Out Chicago]
  • Red Line transit TIF sets off debate on transportation funding [November 30: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • City Council backs TIF to snare millions of dollars for Red-Purple line work [November 30: Chicago Tribune]
  • City Council unanimously approves transit TIF [November 30: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Biggest TIF in city history gets council OK [November 30: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • City Council Approves New Transit TIF For Red & Purple Line Projects [November 30: CBS Chicago]
  • Chicago City Council Approves TIF Funding for CTA Red, Purple Lines [November 30: NBC Chicago]
  • City Council approves TIF for work on CTA Red, Purple lines [November 30: ABC Chicago]
  • Giant Transit TIF Unanimously Passes City Council [November 30: WTTW Chicago]
  • Can Chicago Lock Down $1.1 Billion For CTA Before Trump Takes Office? [November 30: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Far South Side homeowners question Red Line extension's impact on property values [November 30: Chicago Reporter]
  • CTA Holiday Train Hits The Brown Line Wednesday Through Saturday [November 30: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Racing to beat the clock, City Council to authorize transit TIF [November 29: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Cafe Jumping Bean Owner Opens 2nd Cafe At Damen Pink Line Stop In Pilsen [November 29: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Mayor Emanuel, CTA Announce the Completed Renovation of Five Blue Line Stations as part of the Your New Blue O'Hare Branch Modernization Program [November 28: CTA press release]
  • Blue Line Addison station gets elevator, but third of stops still need them [November 28: Chicago Tribune]
  • Makeover of five CTA Blue Line stations complete [November 28: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Finishes Upgrades To 5 Blue Line Stops; OKs Funds For Red Line Expansion [November 28: CBS Chicago]
  • Renovations Complete at Several CTA Blue Line Stations [November 28: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA completes renovation of 5 Blue Line stations [November 28: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Unveils Facelifts, Safety Improvements For 5 Outer Blue Line Stations [November 28: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Emanuel wins round in rush to get CTA money before Trump takes over [November 28: Chicago Tribune]
  • Officials Go Full-Speed Ahead To Lock Down $1.1B For CTA Before Trump [November 28: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Faculty's art installation to be featured in CTA station [November 28: The Columbia Chronicle]
  • Grab your reading glasses: Chicago Public Library and CTA partner to offer free content [November 28: Red Eye]
  • Chicago Public Library goes underground with new CTA service [November 28: Time Out Chicago]
  • CTA approves funds for engineering study in Red Line extension project [November 28: Chicago Tribune]
  • Mayor Emanuel and CTA Announce $75 Million Investment in Red Line Extension [November 27: CTA press release]
  • CTA, Chicago Public Library Partner To Offer Free Content For Riders [November 27: CBS Chicago]
  • Chicago Public Library, CTA Partnering to Offer Free Chicago-related Content to Riders [November 27: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA's Holiday Train brings Santa to town for the 25th time [November 25: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Holiday Train on Orange, Green Lines Friday [November 25: Fox Chicago]
  • Holiday gifts for the transportation buff on your list [November 24: Chicago Tribune]
  • 'L' service to O'Hare resumes after no fire found at CTA station [November 23: Chicago Tribune]
  • Blue Line back on move at O'Hare after smoke halts trains [November 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Blue Line Trains Suspended At O'Hare Due To Smoke On Platform [November 23: CBS Chicago]
  • No Fire After Blue Line Service Halted Near O'Hare: CFD [November 23: NBC Chicago]
  • Emanuel rushes to secure federal grant for CTA revamp before Obama leaves office [November 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • What will 'Trumpsportation' mean for Chicago? [November 22: Reader]
  • Photo released of would-be robber on CTA Red Line [November 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police looking for woman in attempted Red Line robbery [November 22: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Red Line Attacker Grabbed Victim's Hair, Tried To Drag Her Off Train: Cops [November 22: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Switching problems delay CTA Red, Purple Line trains [November 21: ABC Chicago]
  • Woman gives birth in Blue Line station in the Loop [November 21: Chicago Tribune]
  • Woman gives birth to baby girl at Blue Line station [November 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Woman Gives Birth To Baby Girl At Blue Line Station [November 21: CBS Chicago]
  • Woman Gives Birth at CTA Blue Line Station [November 21: 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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