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Latest Update: December 1, 2018

"L" News Headlines

  • Woman Pulled To Ground, Choked On CTA Green Line [March 21: CBS Chicago]
  • Senate bill would raise state gas tax by 19 cents per gallon to fund road and bridge repairs [March 21: Chicago Tribune]
  • U.S. Senate bill takes aim at CTA's China el car deal [March 21: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • 'Reeking Of Urine': One Rider Unsatisfied With Cleanliness Of CTA Trains [March 20: CBS Chicago]
  • An armistice in the war between CTA and Uber? Maybe, panel says. [March 18: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • CTA Marks #TDAD Transit Driver Appreciation Day With Stories About Bus Drivers And Train Operators [March 18: CBS Chicago]
  • Cops release images of suspects wanted for questioning in stabbing of CTA worker used as human shield during Red Line station fight [March 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Employees Attacked Physically And Verbally Everyday, Bus Drivers Union Says; 'We're Here To Do A Job' [March 15: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA worker stabbed on Roosevelt Red Line platform [March 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA employee hurt in Red Line stabbing a cousin of alderman-elect [March 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Employee Stabbed At Roosevelt Red Line Platform [March 15: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Worker Stabbed on Red Line Platform [March 15: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA employee stabbed at Roosevelt Red Line station [March 15: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Encourages Riders to Offer a "Thank You" on Transit Driver Appreciation Day 2019 [March 14: CTA press release]
  • Constant Construction Noise At Addison Red Line Stop Has Wrigleyville Neighbors Sleep Deprived [March 14: CBS Chicago]
  • Blue Line service resumes with delays after fire near Division [March 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • "Do we have to start wearing armed weapons just to take a train?": Crimes On CTA Platforms On The Rise [March 13: CBS Chicago]
  • Sara Giancolo Identified As Woman Killed When CTA Blue Line Train Strikes Car On Tracks [March 13: CBS Chicago]
  • 70-Year-Old Woman Killed After Car Struck by CTA Train [March 13: NBC Chicago]
  • Bartlett woman dies after CTA Blue Line train strikes SUV that rolled onto tracks from I-90 [March 13: ABC Chicago]
  • Driver killed, 3 hurt after Blue Line train strikes car near Rosemont [March 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Driver killed after car flips onto CTA Blue Line tracks; CTA service resumes [March 13: ABC Chicago]
  • Driver killed, 3 CTA passengers injured when Blue Line train strikes car near Rosemont [March 13: Daily Herald]
  • Driver killed, 3 injured after CTA train hits car; service suspended near O'Hare [March 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Blue Line Train Strikes Car On Tracks [March 12: CBS Chicago]
  • Driver, 3 Others Hurt When Car Ends Up on Blue Line Tracks Near Rosemont [March 12: NBC Chicago]
  • Green, Pink Line trains delayed by debris on tracks in West Town [March 12: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Metra, CTA adding service for Chicago St. Patrick's Day parades this weekend [March 11: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA's Addison Stop In Wrigleyville Closed To Some Trains Through March [March 11: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Red Line commute disrupted as Addison stop undergoes track improvements [March 11: ABC Chicago]
  • Addison Station to Shut Down Red Line Service Throughout March [March 11: NBC Chicago]
  • Red Line trains briefly diverted to elevated tracks for smoke in subway [March 10: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Red Line Track Construction Causing Noise Complaints Among Residents [March 10: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA: Blue Line service on the move after person falls onto tracks [March 9: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Red Line service impacted at Addison station through March [March 8: ABC Chicago]
  • The Addison Red Line station will be partially closed through the end of March [March 8: Time Out Chicago]
  • Addison station to shut down Red Line service throughout March [March 8: Chicago Sun-Times]
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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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