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A proposed extension route to the CTA red line will extend the southbound ending from 95th/Dan Ryan to 130th.

CTA proposes route for transportation desert

February 5, 2018

The anticipated Red Line Extension project route  proposed by the Chicago Transit Authority promises minimal community damage during construction and thousands of new jobs. But questions about how it will...

A proposed ordinance would charge citizens up to $500 for “distracted walking.”

Aldermen: Put phone away before crossing the street

November 20, 2017

Sending a text or tweet while in a crosswalk may soon cost Chicagoans up to $500. Aldermen Ed Burke (14th Ward) and Anthony Beale (9th Ward) proposed an ordinance Nov. 8 that would fine pedestrians caught using “mobile electronic dev...

The Quincy train station will be remodeled to allow access to  people with disabilities. The $1.2 million project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. 

CTA stations on long path to total ADA accessibility

May 1, 2017

City officials  announced plans to renovate the 120-year-old Quincy train station to make it accessible to people with disabilities, but lack of funding has hindered progress at other stations. According to...

Ticket booths at Union Station on Feb. 10.

Metra increases fares to fund capital projects

February 13, 2017

Facing ongoing financial constraints, Metra has raised fare prices for the third year in a row. Effective Feb. 1, customers will pay 25 cents more for a one-way ticket, $2.75 more for a 10-Ride ticket and $11....


‘LOVE IS LOVE’: Powerful Graphic novel supports Pulse victims

February 13, 2017

“So their love is different. It has to be, to fight so much hate. It’s super love,” says a small boy depicted outside the Orlando nightclub Pulse, honoring its victims.“Yeah,” his dad replies, in...

Federal funding speeds up transit line project

Federal funding speeds up transit line project

By Jacqueline Murray

January 23, 2017

Plans for renovating the Red and Purple Line stations north of the Belmont stop have been in the works since April 2015, but a proposed $1 billion to come from federal funding will now help to put the...

Center for Black Music Research to  receive new hip-hop collection

Center for Black Music Research to receive new hip-hop collection

December 12, 2016

The Center for Black Music Research will be receiving a large archive of materials from Chicago’s past and present hip-hop scene, which is being collected for a documentary film currently in production. The Two Seven Eight Media Company has been working on  “Midway: The Stor...

Housing Forward to host mysterious fundraising event

Housing Forward to host mysterious fundraising event

By Kendrah Villiesse

October 17, 2016

A '20s-themed dinner event filled with flapper dresses and pinstriped suits will help celebrate Housing Forward's 25th anniversary and raise money for the social service organization."Mystery & Mayhe...

Transit Transitioning: City Envisions Future Public Transit System

By Metro Editor

May 12, 2014

For some far South Side residents, a trip downtown is a rare event that must be planned well in advance. Their plight highlights one of Chicago’s most prevalent social concerns: the accessibility of public transportation.Most South Side residents must take several buses before they can reach the nearest El station. Because access to public transportation is so limited, most people do not venture far from their neighborhoods,...

Car-free streets not worth the hassle

February 24, 2014

As Chicago’s downtown population continues to grow, community groups have raised questions about how to balance city planning with residential life. The Active Transportation Alliance, an organization that lobbies for bicycle and pedestrian resources, has proposed shutting down portions of major streets to make way for car-free, bike- and pedestrian-friendly areas.While the ATA may have residents’ best interests at heart...

Art of storytelling

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 29, 2012

He claps, snaps, hits his chest and widens his eyes, and the crowd bursts into laughter. He goes on with his story, unfazed by the sudden response from the audience.This was a scene from the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Lecture series featuring Peter Cook, a performance artist who is also an associate professor in the ASL–English Interpretation Department.During his Oct. 25 presentation, “Performance N...

The Meta

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 15, 2012

By Spencer Allan Readchronicle@colum.eduSpencer Allan Read, 19, grew up in a suburb of Austin, Texas. He is a fiction/playwriting student in his junior year at Columbia. He enjoys video games, punk music, reading and playing bass. Read’s work “The Meta”  is a structural parody of Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis.” In class, his teacher told him to make sure humans transform, but Read decided to turn the idea of a human ...

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