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Latest Update: August 8, 2016

"L" News Headlines

  • CTA: Fire department activity causes delays on Purple, Red lines [October 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA: Delays on Purple, Red Line After Small Fire [October 21: CBS Chicago]
  • Fire on Tracks Stops Red, Purple Line Trains: CTA [October 21: NBC Chicago]
  • Here's a tip if you're getting married on the L: Hold on tight [October 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Surveillance photos released of CTA Red Line robbery suspects [October 19: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA to host events to promote Red Line extension [October 18: The Beverly Review]
  • Ride-sharing Popularity Surge Could Derail CTA Business [October 18: Loyola Pheonix]
  • Police seek 3 in robbery near Red Line station [October 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police: Person robbed on CTA Red Line 33rd Street walkway [October 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • obbery At 33rd Street Red Line Entrance Has Police Looking For Three Men [October 18: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • How Did The Blue Line Get Under The Chicago River, Twice? [October 18: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • New Artwork Coming to 'L' Stops to Add 'Character' And 'Enliven Space' [October 18: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Mayor Emanuel, CTA Announce Belmont Blue Station Upgrades to Feature Notable Architecture [October 17: CTA press release]
  • CTA plans $15 million upgrade for Belmont Blue Line station [October 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA brings beauty to key el stops [October 17: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA Plans Renovation for Blue Line's Belmont Station [October 17: NBC Chicago]
  • Belmont station on CTA Blue Line getting major upgrade [October 17: ABC Chicago]
  • Belmont Blue Line Station To Get $15 Million Overhaul, Soaring Canopy [October 17: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • The Belmont Blue Line station is getting a striking new look [October 17: Time Out Chicago]
  • CTA selects four artists to create original artwork [October 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Selects Artists To Create Art For Four Rail Stations [October 17: CBS Chicago]
  • 4 Artists Chosen to Create Original Artwork for CTA Stations [October 17: NBC Chicago]
  • Transit agency: CTA's Ventra app downloaded 1 million times [October 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Ventra App Surpasses 1 Million Downloads [October 16: CBS Chicago]
  • A 'person of interest' held in shooting of man near Red Line station [October 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man shot, critically wounded near Red Line station in Roseland [October 16: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man, 23, shot near CTA Red Line station [October 16: ABC Chicago]
  • Police Warn of String of Robberies on CTA Trains in Chicago [October 16: NBC Chicago]
  • Robberies reported on CTA Blue Line [October 16: ABC Chicago]
  • Blue Line Train Thieves Beat Victims Before Robbing Them, Police Say [October 15: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Four CTA Rail Stations to Receive New Artwork by Award-Winning Artists [October 14: CTA press release]
  • One rider loves the CTA so much, she wrote a poem about it [October 13: Red Eye]
  • Police Stop 'L' To Catch Guy Who Swiped A Pipe From Bucktown Smoke Shop [October 13: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Plan to Merge Ventra App With Divvy Receives Federal Grant [October 12: WTTW Chicago]
  • Chicago Couple Weds on CTA Train [October 10: ABC Chicago]
  • Couple Says 'I Do' While Riding the 'L' Around Chicago [October 10: Chicago Patch]
  • How Did The Red Line Get Under The Chicago River? [October 10: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Man struck by Red Line train in Loop [October 9: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 2 injured after person struck by CTA Red Line train in Loop [October 9: ABC Chicago]
  • Man, 21, 'Very Critical' After Jumping In Front Of Red Line Train [October 9: 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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