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Metra increases fares to fund capital projects

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

‘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...

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...

Metra train fare increase 2 percent

Metra train fare increase 2 percent

October 26, 2015

Metra announced at an Oct. 15 board meeting that its fares would increase by 2 percent in February—significantly less than the previously proposed 5 percent hike by the company.The agency cut costs else...

The college should look to current students in seeking new ones

By Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2015

As my senior year at Columbia gets underway, it’s hard to believe it has already been four years since I wrote my essay and submitted my application to enroll at the college.Entirely uninterested in attending a state school, I had trouble, as high school came to a close, finding a college that seemed like it might be the right fit for me. What appealed to me most about Columbia—and what I still love today—was the coll...

Sixth Annual Zine Fest gives voice to independent publishers

Sixth Annual Zine Fest gives voice to independent publishers

By Arts & Culture Reporter

May 4, 2015

Following the recent festivities brought to Chicago by C2E2 and the NFL Draft, the Sixth Annual Chicago Zine Fest will come to the city May 8–9.The annual event celebrates independent zines produced th...

New Ventra app set for release by the beginning of summer

New Ventra app set for release by the beginning of summer

April 27, 2015

Metra, PACE and CTA riders in Chicago will soon be able to purchase tickets and reload Ventra cards through their smartphones.The app, which will debut as early as May or as late as June, includes a mob...

Proposed budget cuts will severely affect CTA

Proposed budget cuts will severely affect CTA

April 2, 2015

BUDGET CUTS TO Chicago Transit Authority finances of more than $130 million proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner may further stifle CTA construction, take away CTA station improvements, inconvenience riders even...

Graduate students mentor teen artists

Graduate students mentor teen artists

March 16, 2015

Through a partnership with the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., graduate students in the Photography Department are serving as mentors for ArtShop, one of the center’s arts education enrichm...

Metra goes mobile with app payment method

Metra goes mobile with app payment method

March 2, 2015

Metra is scheduled to release a mobile ticket-purchasing system early this summer, allowing riders to pay from their smartphones and other mobile devices. To promote the upcoming app, Metra is increa...

Petition may allow pets on board Metra

Petition may allow pets on board Metra

February 2, 2015

After a petition uploaded to Change.org, Metra is considering allowing train passengers to travel with small animals.Metra will be conducting a three-month trial period on the Rock Island Line between the LaSalle Street...

Metra to increase fare in 2015

Metra to increase fare in 2015

November 24, 2014

Metra’s board of directors approved a 2015 budget on Nov. 14 to improve and modernize its railroad service, which will include a 10.8 percent increase in all fares beginning Feb. 1, 2015.“We are conti...

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