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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: April 26, 2015

"L" News Headlines

  • Fare card fraud costing CTA $6.5 million [July 1: Chicago Tribune]
  • Yellow Line repairs more complicated than thought, CTA says [June 30: Chicago Tribune]
  • Evanston officials ride Purple Line to boost later service, CTA measures interest [June 30: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police: Red Line Sexual Assault Claim Unfounded [June 27: CBS Chicago]
  • Police: Woman Was Not Sexually Assaulted at Knifepoint on Red Line Train [June 27: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Red Line sex assault report 'unfounded,' police say [June 27: ABC Chicago]
  • Police Release Surveillance Images Of Groping Suspect [June 26: CBS Chicago]
  • Woman Sexually Assaulted on Blue Line Train in Loop, Police Say [June 26: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA investigating how Blue Line operated with open door [June 26: WGN Chicago]
  • Evanston Officials Urge Residents to Pack The Purple Line Tonight [June 25: Evanston Patch]
  • City: Let's pack the train tonight [June 25: Evanston Now]
  • City Makes Another Attempt at Express Trains to O'Hare [June 25: NBC Chicago]
  • Juice Bar Coming to Cottage Grove Stop on Green Line in Woodlawn [June 24: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Clark Burrus, Chicago comptroller in 1970s, dead at 86 [June 23: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man electrocuted on Blue Line tracks [June 23: Chicago Tribune]
  • Weigh in On Red Line Station Closures at Tuesday's Meeting [June 23: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Police: Man electrocuted on Blue Line tracks on West Side [June 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Yellow Line closure creates rail car repair headache for CTA [June 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • A final farewell to an old Loop railhouse [June 22: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA president has to give up lucrative CTA pension [June 21: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA President Has to Give up Lucrative CTA Pension [June 21: NBC Chicago]
  • Chicago's new transit chief got sweet pension deal [June 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • After month without Yellow Line, news gets worse in Skokie [June 19: Skokie Review]
  • Officials: Yellow Line service to resume in October [June 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • New Estimate For Restored Yellow Line Service: October [June 19: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Yellow Line service to be restored in October [June 19: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Yellow Line Scheduled To Return in October [June 19: Skokie Patch]
  • Target Rosemont CTA Upgrades In Early 2016 [June 19: Journal & Topics]
  • CTA increasing service for rescheduled Mumford & Sons concert [June 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Small fire on Blue Line tracks delays service [June 18: Chicago Tribune]
  • Small fire at Division Blue Line station temporarily halts service [June 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Blue Line service restored after track fire [June 18: ABC 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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