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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...

The Chicago Transit Authority has plans to restructure the Red and Purple lines in the near future in response to an increased number of riders during rush hour. 

CTA Red and Purple lines may start reconstruction by 2017

May 11, 2015

The northern section of the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red and Purple lines may see major reconstruction in the near future. The CTA has proposed a plan to make improvements to the old Red and Purple line...

A Madison, Wis. native, Cook brings a small-town charm to her music, often devoted to God. 

Change, one listener at a time

January 27, 2014

Jazz: Some think prohibition, seedy nightclubs and “cool cats” with their horns blowing away into the early morning hours—the countercultural sound of urban expression with a hint of whiskey. Fe...

Columbia program cuts require cautious approach

By Editorial Board

February 13, 2012

Columbia is often lauded by its own administration as the best arts and media college in the country. But according to the academic rankings published in The Chronicle on Feb. 6, Columbia will be downsizing its degree programs in the near future by eliminating portions of several departments. While discontinuing certain degree programs is the most logical course of action for our cash-strapped college, administrators must u...

Synchronized Skating in Chicago

By Lindsey Woods

January 30, 2012

After hockey players congratulate each other on their games while filing out of the ice rink at 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night, the sound of skates scratching the ice can still be heard.As the janitor cleans the bleachers, a core group of athletes stay on the ice to practice. They have no pads and no helmets, just trust in each other’s abilities. There is no puck and no net. Just eight Northwestern University women skating to the ...

Blue days for city transit lines

By Kristen Franzen

January 31, 2011

After nearly a century of service, the northern portions of the Red and Purple lines have outlived their predictable useful service life, according to the Chicago Transit Authority.The CTA proposes to make improvements on both lines, which together provide an average of 128,000 rail trips per weekday to neighborhoods along the north lake shore.The Red and Purple lines were constructed from 1900 to 1922 and, according to the CTA...

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