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Latest Update: March 13, 2016

"L" News Headlines

  • U. of C. To Join U-Pass Offering Students Unlimited Rides On The CTA [May 3: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Look Out Above! Broadway To Close Overnight So CTA Steel Can Be Installed [May 2: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • New buildings near 'L' mostly aimed at well-to-do [May 2: Chicago Tribune]
  • 2 suspects sought in CTA Blue Line attack in Bucktown [April 30: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Cops Release Pictures Of Blue Line Attack Suspects [April 30: CBS Chicago]
  • Police Release Photos of Suspects Wanted in CTA Attack [April 30: NBC Chicago]
  • What security is available after CTA robberies? [April 30: Daily Herald]
  • DePaul student beaten in attempted robbery on CTA Blue Line [April 29: Chicago Tribune]
  • Student beaten on Blue Line says bystanders did nothing to stop attack [April 29: ABC Chicago]
  • DePaul student attacked on Blue Line returning home from class [April 29: The DePaulia]
  • Police Warn Of Robber Targeting CTA Passengers In Lincoln Park [April 29: CBS Chicago]
  • 2 forcibly robbed on North Side CTA trains, 2 robbed at gunpoint in Logan Square [April 29: ABC Chicago]
  • Red Line Mugger Waits Until People Are Alone With Him On Train [April 29: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • Police: Man robs CTA riders on North Side [April 29: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police warn of robbers targeting lone CTA riders in Lincoln Park [April 29: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Flaco's Tacos At Granville CTA Begins $500K Renovation With Ice Cream Shop [April 28: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • New CTA el cars may present safety risk, losing bidder says [April 27: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Montrose L Stop To Close For Two Weeks, Officials Say [April 25: DNAinfo Chicago]
  • CTA Green Line L trains skipping five stations this weekend [April 23: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • U.S. Senate panel backs $100 million for Red, Purple Line revamp [April 21: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Pink, Green line restored after fire near tracks [April 21: Chicago Tribune]
  • Green, Pink Line trains suspended after fire reported near tracks [April 21: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Red Line beating caught on video; may have been sparked by slur [April 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Police release photos of armed robber on Pink Line [April 20: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police: Armed suspect robbed woman at West Side Pink Line station [April 20: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Police alert: Woman robbed at gunpoint on CTA Pink Line [April 20: 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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