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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: October 12, 2014

"L" News Headlines

  • Face it: This artist has found a good way to pass time on the CTA [October 29: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Police: Men used CTA uniforms, keys to graffiti trains [October 28: Chicago Tribune]
  • Wicker Park Shops Feel Sales Pinch With Damen Station Closure [October 27: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Emanuel defends CTA bag screening program [October 27: Chicago Tribune]
  • Rahm defends CTA searches: 'The world is different' now [October 27: Early & Often: Chicago Sun-Times blog]
  • Rahm Defends CTA Screening for Explosives, Saying, 'The World Is Different' [October 27: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Police to begin random bag checks on CTA with federal anti-terrorism grant [October 27: The Chicago Maroon]
  • CTA quietly tested controversial sensor technology [October 27: Red Eye]
  • Emanuel defends CTA decision to avoid pre-election CTA fare hike [October 27: Early & Often: Chicago Sun-Times blog]
  • CTA President Releases 2015 Budget Recommendations [October 27: CTA Press Release]
  • CTA additional rail service in 2015: Summary [October 27: CTA Press Release]
  • No CTA fare hike, 'slight' service bump in 2015 [October 27: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA to freeze fares, add train service in 2015 [October 27: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA Budget For 2015 Includes No Fare Hikes, Service Cuts [October 27: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA: No Fare Hikes, Service Reductions in 2015 [October 27: NBC Chicago]
  • No CTA fare increases, service reductions in 2015 budget [October 27: ABC Chicago]
  • No fare hikes, service cuts in CTA's $1.44B 2015 budget [October 26: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA: No fare hikes in 2015 [October 26: Red Eye]
  • Courage Campaign aims to stop harrassment on CTA [October 26: The DePaulia]
  • Chicago Police and Transit Authority Announce New Counterterrorism Effort [October 24: CTA Press Release]
  • Chicago police to check CTA riders' bags for explosives [October 24: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police to begin checking bags for explosives at CTA stations [October 24: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Chicago police to check CTA passengers for explosives [October 24: Red Eye]
  • Chicago Police To Begin Random Explosives Screenings At CTA Stations [October 24: CBS Chicago]
  • Police To Screen CTA Passengers' Bags for Explosives [October 24: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA bag screenings for explosives to begin Nov. 3 [October 24: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Will Randomly Screen Riders for Explosives [October 24: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Transit poll results show focus on CTA Purple Line, bus routes [October 22: The Daily Northwestern]
  • Bridge lift temporarily disrupts CTA service in Loop [October 22: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Report: Bluetooth Tracking Beacons Installed Near CTA Train Stations [October 22: CBS Chicago]
  • Police: Vandals Wore CTA Clothing, Had CTA Keys [October 22: NBC Chicago]
  • 2 men charged with train graffiti had CTA keys, uniforms: Police [October 21: Red Eye]
  • CTA UIC-Halsted stop renovations to be done in May: IDOT [October 21: Red Eye]
  • Fare dispute? Ask the bus driver [October 20: Red Eye]
  • Damen Blue Line stop closes for 2 months [October 20: Red Eye]
  • Damen Blue Line Station Closed For 2 Months [October 20: CBS Chicago]
  • Damen Blue Line Station Closes for Renovations [October 20: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Blue Line Damen station closed until Dec. 22 [October 20: ABC Chicago]
  • As Damen Station Closes, Wicker Park Commuters Dash Off to New Routes [October 20: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Damen Blue Line station closes for more than two months [October 20: Fox Chicago]
  • Blue Line Damen station closing for renovation [October 19: ABC Chicago]
  • Man accused of rubbing up against CTA passengers allegedly told police he has "problems" [October 18: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man Charged With Sex Abuse Of Woman On CTA Train [October 17: CBS Chicago]
  • Man Who Sexually Abused Woman On CTA Train Caught By Police [October 17: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Victim of Red Line Sex Abuse Tried to Stop Second Attack: Prosecutors [October 17: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA Reminder: Temporary Closure of Blue Line Damen Station Early Monday Morning [October 17: CTA Press Release]
  • Madigan son-in-law leaving RTA post [October 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • New app gives CTA riders 50 percent rebate [October 17: The Chicago Maroon]
  • Man, 47, charged with groping in Lincoln Park [October 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man charged with sexual abuse of 64-year-old woman on CTA train [October 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
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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