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Major Red Line Reconstruction Begins Soon, Starting With Demolition Of 100-Year-Old Stations, Tracks

The Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations will close May 16 for demolition, but temporary stations will open that day at Argyle and Bryn Mawr.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

This Northwest Side Bus Stop Is Among The Worst In The Country. Congrats?

The Cicero and Elston stop is one of the worst in the country for its location and unsafe access, according to a nationwide competition from transportation site Streetsblog USA.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

After Hundreds Of Complaints, Rogers Park ‘Open Air Drug Market’ Near Howard ‘L’ Stop Busted By Police, Officials Say

Eighteen people were arrested under Operation End of the Line. Now, Ald. Maria Hadden is looking for holistic ways to end drug dealing in the area.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Electric CTA Buses Hit Chicago Streets — And More Coming In Years Ahead

The CTA has begun testing out electric buses on the No. 66 Chicago route. If testing goes well, the city agency will move forward with its plan of making the entire fleet electric by 2040.

Albany Park

Did You Wake Up To A Yard Sign On Your Lawn? It’s Part Of The CTA’s Effort To Boost Small Businesses Near Red Line Project

Yard signs saying "I Support ..." Uptown, Andersonville and Edgewater were placed in neighbors' yards, some without explanation, the CTA said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Affordable Housing Complex Pitched For City Lit Books Site, Old Home Of Logan Square Blue Line Terminal

Evergreen Real Estate Group wants to bring 64 affordable housing apartments to the CTA-owned site at 2525 N. Kedzie Blvd. to combat gentrification-fueled displacement.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Can Public Art Make A Busy West Side Street More Pedestrian-Friendly? Some Artists Think So

The art installation builds off a walkability study conducted by residents that suggested several improvements to make the area more pedestrian-friendly.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

With Uptown And Edgewater Red Line Stations To Be Torn Down This Spring, CTA To Update Neighbors At Online Meetings

This week's meetings will update residents on the construction timeline and impact as the CTA demolishes and rebuilds the stations at Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

As City Boosts Development Near Public Transit, South Siders Urge Investment In Green Line — Where A Shutdown Crippled A Community

The Racine Green Line station closed 27 years ago as part of a two-year plan to renovate the aging rail line. A temporary closure became permanent and now the community is working toward revival.

Englewood, Chatham

CTA Partners With CPS To Offer ‘Elevating Futures’ Scholarship, Chance To Work On Massive Red Line Overhaul

The scholarship is good for up to $5,500 a year for four years of college courses in engineering or construction.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Robbers Targeting CTA Train Riders At California And Logan Square Blue Line Stations, Police Say

Three robberies have been reported at the train stations since Sunday, police said in a community alert Wednesday.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

CTA Reveals New Red Line Station Designs In Uptown And Edgewater, Part Of $2 Billion ‘L’ Overhaul

Stations at Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr will be constructed as part of the $2 billion Red-Purple Modernization Project.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Logan Square Weed Dispensary Planned For Milwaukee Avenue Bank Goes Before Key City Panel

The Zoning Board of Appeals will also consider a new CTA substation in Avondale to speed up Blue Line service and a consignment shop/cafe on Diversey.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Plan Accordingly: Red Line Trains Between Belmont and Addison Will Be Replaced By Shuttle Buses This Weekend

The Red Line Service will be suspended between the two stops so crews can install steel framework for the Red-Purple Bypass project.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

After Surviving 9 Months Of Pandemic, Lakeview Businesses Now Face Huge CTA Construction Project

"It's already been hard enough with the roller coaster of the pandemic, and now we're going straight from one [crisis] into another," said Stephanie Cook, owner of the Houndstooth Saloon.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

Mother Of Man Fatally Shot Near Blue Line Station Wants To Honor Son With A Mural Nearby — But CTA Making It ‘Impossible’

The mother of Brandon McGhee, the 23-year-old who was killed, and Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) have been trying for weeks to get the mural painted, but the CTA won't approve the project until they meet certain requirements.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Forgot Your Mask And Hand Sanitizer? The CTA Is Rolling Out PPE Vending Machines At 6 Train Stations

The machines will be installed at the Belmont, Roosevelt and 79th Street Red Line stations; the Midway Orange Line station; the Jefferson Park Blue Line station and the Kedzie Green Line station.

Citywide

CTA Rolls Out Program To Help North Side Businesses Survive Massive Red Line Construction Project

The Open For Business campaign will seek to get customers to patronize businesses near the massive Red Line overhaul project.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CTA Bus Driver Who Moonlighted As Famous Blues Guitarist Is Getting Off The Bus After 28 Years

Toronzo Cannon drew on his CTA experiences for his internationally known blues music. Now he'll be a full-time blues man.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Want To Avoid Crowded Buses, Trains? CTA Has New Tool So You Can Look Up When They’re Busy

The tool is meant to help riders who want to practice social distancing and avoid crowded trains and buses amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Downtown
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