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Welcome to Chicago "L".org, the internet's largest resource for information on Chicago's rapid transit system!

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Latest Update: February 14, 2020

"L" News Headlines

  • Thief targets CTA passengers in East Garfield Park, Greektown: police [February 19: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Chicago police reportedly working on new CTA crime plan in wake of violence incidents [February 18: ABC Chicago]
  • French train-maker seeks to buy Bombardier rail unit, which built CTA 5000 series [February 17: Associated Press/Chicago Tribune]
  • Proposal to rename CTA Blue Line stop after Oak Park Conservatory drawing community support [February 17: Oak Leaves/Chicago Tribune]
  • After Latest Shooting In Subway Downtown, Worries On The Rise About Crime On CTA At All Times Of Day [February 17: CBS Chicago]
  • City to unveil CTA security plan in wake of three violent incidents -- including triple shooting Monday that kills a man in the Loop [February 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Blue Line shooting: Police search for second suspect in connection with CTA Blue Line shooting [February 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Police Seeking To Identify Second Person Of Interest Tied To Blue Line Shooting [February 17: CBS Chicago]
  • Police Seek Second Person of Interest in CTA Blue Line Train Shooting Near UIC: Police [February 17: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Blue Line shooting: Police look to ID 'person of interest' in connection to shooting near UIC-Halsted station [February 17: ABC Chicago]
  • 1 dead, 2 injured after shooting in Jackson station transfer tunnel, police say [February 17: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man killed, 2 wounded in shooting at Jackson CTA station: police [February 17: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 1 Dead, 2 Injured After Shooting In Loop CTA Tunnel Between Red, Blue Lines [February 17: CBS Chicago]
  • 3 shot, 1 fatally, in tunnel in between CTA Red, Blue lines in Loop [February 17: ABC Chicago]
  • With CTA crime in the spotlight, here's how 'L' riders can stay safe [February 16: Chicago Tribune]
  • CTA Red and Purple Line Modernization Project continues [February 16: The DePaulia]
  • Robbers target CTA riders in Englewood: police [February 15: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Artists Wanted to Update 18th Street Pink Line Murals [February 15: NBC Chicago]
  • Pilsen alderman, CTA open applications for artists to update 18th Street Pink Line murals [February 14: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • NBA All-Star jerseys designed to honor Chicago's transit system, city flag and basketball history [February 13: ABC Chicago]
  • Red Line trains resume normal service after rubbish fire causes reroute from subway [February 13: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man found dead on Blue Line train at Rosemont [February 13: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man Found Dead on Blue Line Train at Rosemont [February 13: NBC Chicago]
  • Chicago man, 24, found dead on CTA Blue Line train in Rosemont [February 13: ABC Chicago]
  • CTA Weekend Closures at Three Red Line Stations in Edgewater [February 12: WTTW Chicago]
  • CTA tries to honor Black History Month with Abraham Lincoln impersonator photos: Tweet causes a frenzy, then deleted [February 12: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man charged in CTA Red Line platform stabbing [February 12: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • NBC 5 Investigates: CTA Crime Has Doubled in 6 Years [February 12: NBC Chicago]
  • Chicago police adding patrols on CTA as crime spikes on rail lines [February 11: Chicago Tribune]
  • Chicago Transit Board Approves Consultant Team to Complete Next Step of Red Line Extension Project [February 11: Chicago Defender]
  • Chicago's CTA Board Approves $38.3-Million Red Line Extension EIS [February 11: Engineering News-Record]
  • Chicago Transit Board Approves Consultant Team to Complete Next Step of Red Line Extension Project [February 10: CTA press release]
  • CTA to spend $38 million studying Red Line extension [February 10: Chicago Tribune]
  • Long-Awaited CTA Red Line Extension Moves Forward With New $38M Contract [February 10: WTTW Chicago]
  • Mayor Lightfoot, CTA and CPS Announce New Scholarship Program to Help Students Pursue Education and Careers in Construction [February 10: CTA press release]
  • Chicago Transit Board Approves First-of-Its-Kind Initiative Permitting Small Business Enterprises to Bid Directly on Projects [February 10: CTA press release]
  • Chicago Transit Authority: "Help is close by" in case of danger [February 10: WGN Radio 720]
  • Suspect in custody after man stabbed on Red Line platform at 79th Street [February 10: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Man Stabbed On Red Line Platform At 79th Street [February 10: CBS Chicago]
  • Suspect in Custody After Man Stabbed on Red Line Platform at 79th [February 10: NBC Chicago]
  • Death of man, 28, hit by Red Line train after slipping off Wrigleyville platform ruled an accident [February 9: Chicago Tribune]
  • Man dies after being struck by Red Line train at Addison [February 9: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Lake Street bridge work disrupts CTA Green, Pink line service this weekend [February 8: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Lake Street Bridge Work Disrupts CTA Green, Pink Line Service This Weekend [February 8: NBC Chicago]
  • Chicago Police, CTA Release New Plan to Combat Crime [February 8: NBC Chicago]
  • Judge denies bail for man with history of robbery and gun arrests charged with shooting on Blue Line train at UIC-Halsted stop [February 7: Chicago Tribune]
  • Police Plan More Efforts To Make CTA Safer After Blue Line Shooting [February 7: CBS Chicago]
  • After 2 CTA attacks, police, transit officials discuss crime-fighting strategies [February 7: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Chicago police meet with CTA in wake of recent violent crimes, including Red Line stabbing and Blue Line shooting [February 7: ABC Chicago]
  • Chicago-pedia: Commuting [February 7: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Woman Tried to Shove Red Line Musician Onto Tracks Before Stabbing Him: Prosecutors [February 7: NBC Chicago]
  • Weekend Closures and Interruptions on 4 CTA Train Lines [February 6: WTTW Chicago]
  • Musician says he bears no ill will toward woman charged in his attack: 'I just don’t have enough time to feel that' [February 6: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Parolee held without bond in CTA Blue Line shooting [February 6: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • CTA Blue Line Shooting Suspect Identified, Police Say [February 6: NBC Chicago]
  • CTA Blue Line shooting suspect charged after man wounded on train near UIC-Halsted station: Chicago police [February 6: 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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