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On Chicago's West Side, shareable e-scooters, or electric scooters, can be found lined up in neat rows near CTA stations.

E-scooters have e-normous issues, Chicagoans say

October 3, 2019

Throughout parts of Chicago’s West Side this summer, shareable electric scooters, or e-scooters, were seen zipping up and down city streets or in some cases tossed haphazardly onto sidewalks, dr...

Associate professor to create artwork for new Green Line stop

Associate professor to create artwork for new Green Line stop

June 6, 2019

Associate Professor of Art and Art History and Co-Director of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Folayemi Wilson was chosen to create the art for the new West Side CTA Damen Green Line stop, to be comp...

After receiving positive customer feedback, the CTA plans to continue its initiative to replace cloth seats with hardback seats on el trains and buses. 

‘Why is my seat wet?’ CTA continues major seating overhaul

October 23, 2017

Chicagoans’ daily commute is getting a little less cushy but a lot cleaner with a change to the often heavily stained cloth seats.The Chicago Transit Authority will be replacing fabric seats with har...

Countries need to strive toward elimination of nuclear weapons

Countries need to strive toward elimination of nuclear weapons

By Alexa Rixon

October 16, 2017

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Oct. 6. ICAN succeeded in shepherding the first legally binding international tre...

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,...

Grocery chains acquire vacant Dominick’s stores

By Sarah Madera

February 24, 2014

After major grocer Dominick’s left Chicago and its suburbs in January, neighborhoods have welcomed announcements that grocers such as Whole Foods and Mariano’s Fresh markets will take over many of vacated stores once occupied.Dominick’s parent company, Safeway Inc., announced Oct. 10 that it would exit the Chicagoland market, leaving 72 empty stores, 15 located in the city of Chicago, for grocery chains such as Cermak Fr...

CTA fare hikes cause unrest

By Kaley Fowler

December 3, 2012

Public transit customers may soon find themselves paying 16 to 75 percent more for bus and rail passes under the proposed 2013 Chicago Transit Authority budget.The budget, introduced Nov. 20, would increase the cost of transit passes in an effort to shave $50 million from the CTA’s $165 million deficit.“These changes put the ‘doomsday’ budgets of the past behind us,” said CTA President Forrest Claypool in a writt...

Last listening forums for prioritization

By Heather Scroering

April 16, 2012

The last forums before President Warrick L. Carter and the Board of Trustees decide the fate of Columbia’s programs were held April 9–10. While the college has historically been known for its open admissions policy, the Academic Team discussed in depth its recommendation that admissions become more selective.The Academic and Support & Operations teams hosted assemblies open to the college community at Film Row Cinem...

Chicago does not deserve title of 6th most miserable city

By Editorial Board

February 13, 2012

Midwesterners often ask me why I decided to move from the paradise of sunny Southern California to Illinois’ frozen tundra. Why leave a state with virtually everything—beaches, mountains, deserts, good Mexican food—for Chicago, one of the coldest, most crime-ridden cities in America? To be frank, it’s an irritating question, and the less people bring it up to me, the better.But much to my chagrin, Forbes magazine rec...

Chicago still separate, unequal

By Editorial Board

March 7, 2011

Chicago has a long history of racially and ethnically segregated neighborhoods. The U.S. Civil Rights Commission declared us the most segregated city in the country in 1959, and the situation has not improved much since.Residents were steered into the city’s different neighborhoods in the 19th and 20th centuries through corrupt lending and real estate practices, forcing different groups to live in specific parts of the cit...

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