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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

  • 7 on the Streets: Why are CTA train lines named by color? [July 30: ABC Chicago]
  • Puppy Stolen From Man Held at Knifepoint on Orange Line, Police Say [July 30: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Puppy stolen at knifepoint on CTA Orange Line train; man says suspect tried to sell dog for $500 [July 30: ABC Chicago]
  • Cops: Puppy stolen at knifepoint on CTA Orange Line [July 29: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police: Robbers Steal Puppy At Knifepoint On Orange Line Train [July 29: CBS Chicago]
  • 'Police activity' affecting Green Line service on South Side [July 29: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Green Line service halted from 35th to Garfield due to police activity [July 29: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA to Provide Extra Weekend Service for Lollapalooza [July 29: CTA press release]
  • CTA, Metra to add service for Lollapalooza this weekend [July 29: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA promises extra service for Lolla [July 29: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Mayor looks to drive more development near CTA, Metra stops [July 28: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Your Rush-Hour CTA Commute Could Be Getting More Crowded [July 28: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Non-Profit To Test 'Wabash Lights' After Successful Kickstarter Campaign [July 27: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Emanuel's Infrastructure Trust gets top-to-bottom overhaul [July 27: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Ex-Im Bank, road and CTA funding move ahead in Senate [July 27: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Activists Strip Down To Underwear on 'L,' But Cubs Fans Not Impressed [July 27: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Autopsy: Pregnant Woman Found Dead on CTA Platform Died of Natural Causes [July 27: NBC Chicago]
  • Cars make way for bikes in transit-oriented housing proposal [July 26: Chicago Tribune]
  • Officials: Woman found on 'L' platform died of natural causes, was pregnant [July 26: Chicago Tribune]
  • Body found on Loop Brown Line platform identified [July 25: Chicago Tribune]
  • Woman found dead on Brown Line platform lived for her son [July 25: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Police- Body found on Brown Line tracks [July 25: ABC Chicago]
  • Late CTA executive Hill inducted into APTA Hall of Fame [July 24: Progressive Railroading]
  • Ravenswood Connector Track Work to Reroute Brown Line Trains This Weekend [July 24: CTA press release]
  • Brown Line trains to use Red Line subway tracks starting Friday night [July 24: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA adds The Bagelers to local food options at train stations [July 24: Fox Chicago]
  • CTA adds The Bagelers to local food options at train stations [July 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • No bail for man accused of Red Line attacks [July 23: Chicago Tribune]
  • Suspect Captured Following Red Line Attacks [July 23: CBS Chicago]
  • Four things Chicago government is getting right [July 23: Crain's Chicago Business]
Chicago-L.org is not responsible for broken links, removed pages, or other sites' content

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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