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John Owens

Construction Of Chicago’s New Neighborhood ‘The 78’ Pushes Through Pandemic

That neighborhood is slowly emerging on a 62-acre former railroad yard adjacent to the Chicago River, sandwiched between the South Loop and Chinatown.

South Loop

CTA, Metra See Sharp Drop In Riders, Considering Service Reductions

“We have to keep the public transit system going," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday.


CTA’s Red And Purple Line Contractor Kicks In $250K For Scholarship Fund For Low-Income CPS Students

The CTA Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund will provide four years of college funding and mentorship to qualified CPS students.


Police Boost Presence At Belmont ‘L’ Stop, Add More Cops To Transit Unit

Police announced the added patrols at a community policing meeting packed with residents concerned about an increase in crime.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Crews Are Digging 70-Foot Holes Along The Future CTA Belmont Bypass In Lakeview. Here’s Why

One of the many obstacles faced to date on the Red-Purple Line Modernization Projects is avoiding underground utilities that are almost a century old.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted