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Latest Update: March 3, 2021

"L" News Headlines

  • Transportation Costs Are A Burden For Low-Income Chicago-Area Residents, Report Finds [April 9: WBEZ Chicago]
  • Column: Mass transit has to change for the post-pandemic world [April 9: Chicago Tribune]
  • Heroin Suspect Revived At Rosemont CTA Station Faces Charges [April 9: Journal & Topics]
  • Officers Melvina Bogard, Bernard Butler Should Be Fired From Chicago Police Department, Supt. Brown Says [April 9: CBS Chicago]
  • City of Chicago Seeks Dismissal of Officers in CTA Red Line Shooting [April 9: NBC Chicago]
  • Chicago police officers involved in Grand Red Line station shooting recommended for firing [April 9: ABC Chicago]
  • Firing of cops who shot Ariel Roman on CTA would be a step in the right direction [April 9: Streetsblog Chicago]
  • Two officers involved in controversial shooting on CTA platform now face firing from Chicago Police Department [April 8: Chicago Tribune]
  • Blue Line sees uptick in train car graffiti [April 8: Forest Park Review]
  • Man Shot During Fight At 69th Street CTA Station [April 8: CBS Chicago]
  • Man shot after argument on CTA platform Englewood [April 8: STMW / Fox Chicago]
  • #GoGoWhiteSox! CTA is Ready and Rolling to Chicago's South Side for the Sox's #HomeOpener and 2021 Season! [April 7: CTA press release]
  • Chicago Transportation Agencies Angle for Piece of Biden's Infrastructure Spending Pie [April 5: WTTW Chicago]
  • A Lake Shore Drive rebuild, an O'Hare express, a Red Line extension and more electric vehicles [April 5: Crain's Chicago Business]
  • Man found dead at Chicago Red Line station [April 5: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • 2 cut during fight on Red Line train at Sheridan [April 3: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Two Hospitalized After Stabbing On CTA Red Line [April 3: CBS Chicago]
  • Red Line 'L' extension? New Lake Shore Drive? Biden's jobs plan has Illinois and Chicago officials pushing infrastructure wish lists. [April 2: Chicago Tribune]
  • Will people go back to using mass transit as much after the pandemic? What Chicagoans say. [April 2: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Chicago launching CTA vaccination bus [April 1: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Baseball is Back, and the CTA is Ready to Take You to Wrigley for Opening Day and the 2021 Season! [March 31: CTA press release]
  • Feds investigating controversial shooting by Chicago police on CTA Red Line [March 31: Chicago Tribune]
  • Feds Probe Chicago Police Shooting at CTA Red Line Stop [March 31: NBC Chicago]
  • Many Columbia students, business owners to be impacted by the CTA's new modernization program [March 30: The Columbia Chronicle]
  • Prairie fire in Chicago's Brighton Park neighborhood ignites paper recycling plant, temporarily shuts down CTA Orange Line [March 30: Chicago Tribune]
  • Fire crews put out extra-alarm blaze at Brighton Park paper recycling plant [March 30: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Extra-Alarm Fire Rages At Brighton Park Paper Plant, Shuts Down CTA Orange Line Nearby [March 30: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA, Metra and Pace urged to test sharply reduced fares or no fares to lure back riders lost during pandemic [March 30: Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Pandemic's toll on Illinois' motor fuel and transit revenue: $1 billion [March 30: The Bond Buyer]
  • Unauthorized Person On Tracks Halts CTA Blue Line Trains Near Rosemont [March 29: CBS Chicago]
  • COVID-19 relief will give $1.5B to transit. How much will go to Metra, Pace, CTA? [March 29: Daily Herald]
  • CTA Increasing Capacity Limits For Buses And Trains [March 29: Chicago Patch]
  • CTA Increasing Maximum Capacity On Buses, Trains [March 28: CBS Chicago]
  • CTA Increases Capacity Limits on Buses and Trains [March 28: NBC Chicago]
  • Teen fatally struck by CTA Yellow Line train [March 27: The Daily Northwestern]
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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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