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Riders capture a view of the Loop from the vintage train's front facing windows on the train Oct. 1.

Vintage CTA trains allow passengers to take a ride back in time

October 2, 2019

Vintage 6000-series trains took passengers for a historic ride through the Loop in honor of Customer Appreciation Day, Oct. 1. Built between 1950 and 1959, the vintage trains have not hosted the publi...

President of the Asian Student Organization Tina-Kim Nguyen led a discussion with members of the Black Student Union on anti-blackness in the Asian-American community, held at 618 S. Michigan Ave. 

Students tackle anti-blackness in Asian-American culture

February 21, 2019

Editor's Note: The term “N-word” is used in this article, referring to a student’s personal experience discussed during an on-campus event. The Chronicle does not condone or promote the use of ...

Here comes Santa Claus right down CTA lane

Here comes Santa Claus right down CTA lane

December 4, 2018

Twinkling lights, joyous sounds, tasty treats and even Santa Claus himself can be found aboard one of the famous CTA holiday transportation services.Most people do not know the CTA Allstate Holiday Trai...

Dorothy Tucker from CBS 2 levied audience questions for mayoral candidate Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia at the National Association of Black Journalists-sponsored forum Feb. 11 at Film Row Cinema in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building.

Mayoral candidates get candid about Chicago

February 16, 2015

With little more than a week before the election, the only thing Chicago’s mayoral candidates seem to agree on is that stripping Little League team Jackie Robinson West of their national title was a trav...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new tool Nov. 14 that will help residents track snowplows and volunteer to shovel snow through the city website.

Enhanced online tool tracks snowplows

December 1, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Department of Innovation and Technology and the Department of Streets and Sanitation announced Nov. 14 enhancements made to ChicagoShovels.org.The tool, a division of the City o...

California Blue Line stop set to open after facelift

California Blue Line stop set to open after facelift

September 29, 2014

The California Blue Line station, 2211 N. California Ave., will reopen Oct. 16 after 42 days of renovations. Chicago Transit Authority crews are currently working on a project called “Your New Blue,” which is set to...

Players on the 2010 Renegades lacrosse team practice in Grant Park The Renegades are trying to revive the now-defunct lacrosse club, holding interest meetings Feb. 19 and 22.

Renegades hopeful about lacrosse venture

January 27, 2014

Almost 10 years ago, the Columbia Renegades had an active, competitive lacrosse team that played in a club league against schools such as Northwestern, DePaul, Northern Illinois universities and the univ...

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...

CTA restructures routes as part of de-crowding initiative

By Kaley Fowler

September 4, 2012

In an effort to accommodate growing ridership, the Chicago Transit Authority plans to restructure its bus and rail services as part of a de-crowding initiative.The CTA announced its intention to alter 48 bus routes and eliminate 12 in an Aug. 22 press release. CTA officials anticipate that the route restructure will accrue $16 million in savings that will be allocated toward increasing bus and rail service during rush per...

Senate bill poses transportation consequences

By Contributing Writer

March 19, 2012

By Brandon Smith, contributing writerThe heads of the Chicago Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority have predicted dire consequences for public transportation if serious changes are not made to the House Transportation Bill that is currently stalled in Congress.Entire sections of the CTA’s bus and rail systems may face drastic spending cutbacks unless the bill H.R. 7, which would authorize funds for fe...

CTA railcars should stay in spotlight

By Editorial Board

January 30, 2012

New Chicago Transit Authority train cars, paid for with $1.14 billion of taxpayer money, were pulled from the Pink Line in December 2011 after CTA authorities found quality defects in a crucial part provided by the parts supplier to the new cars’ manufacturer.The CTA is making the mistake of concealing aspects of the quality testing process from the public. If Chicago is truly striving for transparency and an improved e...

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