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Northwest Herald
Gov. Bruce Rauner signs David McSweeney bill to curb government travel expensescross-country travel and Coach purses for retiring staff, according to reports.
Gov. Bruce Rauner signs David McSweeney bill to curb government travel expenses
Northwest Herald / Posted 17 hours ago
cross-country travel and Coach purses for retiring staff, according to reports. Other high-profile expenses include the Chicago Transit Authority spending more than $600,000 since 2010 to send people to Hawaii and Las Vegas for pension-related... Read more
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express
Incredible moment lightning strikes and DERAILS train as station explodestold NBC Chicago: "The train stopped to let the people off and that's when we s
Incredible moment lightning strikes and DERAILS train as station explodes
express / Posted yesterday
told NBC Chicago: "The train stopped to let the people off and that's when we saw the sparks come flying." But, the Chicago Transit Authority clarified that the lightning was not to blame for the derailment. Erin PiotrowskiThe conductor... Read more
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CBS News
Chicago public bus hits mom, her 3 kidsCHICAGO -- Four people, including three children, were hit by a Chicago Transit
Chicago public bus hits mom, her 3 kids
CBS News / Posted yesterday
CHICAGO -- Four people, including three children, were hit by a Chicago Transit Authority bus Monday morning in the Lakeview neighborhood. Police said a bus headed north on Halsted Street hit a mother and three children - a 6-year-old, a 2-year-old,... Read more
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NBC Chicago
CTA Bus Hits 4 Pedestrians, Including 3 ChildrenA Chicago Transit Authority bus accident hit four pedestrians, including three
CTA Bus Hits 4 Pedestrians, Including 3 Children
NBC Chicago / Posted yesterday
A Chicago Transit Authority bus accident hit four pedestrians, including three children, on the city's North Side Monday morning. The bus heading northbound in the 3600 block of North Halsted in the Lakeview neighborhood hit a woman, a 6-year-old... Read more
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Daily Herald
Chicago train service restored after damage from stormsCHICAGO -- Chicago Transit Authority trains were back up and running after seve
Chicago train service restored after damage from storms
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
CHICAGO -- Chicago Transit Authority trains were back up and running after severe storms temporarily halted service and damaged stations. The storms that moved through the Chicago area late Sunday knocked an aluminum pedestrian ramp canopy onto the... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Chicago Transit Station Collapses After Lightning StrikesBlue Line trains were halted Sunday evening due to a possible lightning strike
Chicago Transit Station Collapses After Lightning Strikes
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 2 days ago
Blue Line trains were halted Sunday evening due to a possible lightning strike hitting the tracks, according to the Chicago Transit Authority and fire officials. Shortly before 7 p.m., the Illinois Medical District station located at 430 S. Damen... Read more
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Market Watch
Lightning strike causes damage to Chicago subway structurewas suspended on sections of the Blue Line, as well as on the Brown and Red Lin
Lightning strike causes damage to Chicago subway structure
Market Watch / Posted 2 days ago
was suspended on sections of the Blue Line, as well as on the Brown and Red Lines, due to other storm-related damage. A Chicago Transit Authority spokesman told the Chicago Tribune that the structure did not collapse. Those pieces apparently... Read more
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Daily Herald
Severe storms knock out power, snarl trains in Chicago-- Severe storms have knocked out power to thousands of people and snarled publ
Severe storms knock out power, snarl trains in Chicago
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
-- Severe storms have knocked out power to thousands of people and snarled public transit in the Chicago area. The Chicago Transit Authority said service along parts of three train lines was temporarily suspended Sunday evening. CTA... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
CTA, Metra are unworthy 'social engineering,' GOP saysDid you realize that, when you took Metra, Pace or the Chicago Transit Authorit
CTA, Metra are unworthy 'social engineering,' GOP says
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 5 days ago
Did you realize that, when you took Metra, Pace or the Chicago Transit Authority to work or school today, you were engaged in "social engineering?" Well, you were, according to a section of the 2016 Republican Platform that was adopted this week and... Read more
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The Mercury News
BART: Agency needs to fill 62 jobs by Novemberthe job. Once employees sign on to a transit agency, they often stay where the
BART: Agency needs to fill 62 jobs by November
The Mercury News / Posted 5 days ago
the job. Once employees sign on to a transit agency, they often stay where they are, said Jim Kinahan, who worked for the Chicago Transit Authority for 33 years and taught a maintenance course at Loyola University Chicago for 20 years. "I'm a... Read more
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Boston Globe
MBTA details ‘poorly and inefficiently run’ cash-counting operationare no longer doing cash-collecting on their own, shifting that responsibility
MBTA details ‘poorly and inefficiently run’ cash-counting operation
Boston Globe / Posted 16 days ago
are no longer doing cash-collecting on their own, shifting that responsibility to other companies. Bank of America and the Chicago Transit Authority have both outsourced their cash collection operations, she noted. Pollack said the agency could... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Taste of Chicago Closures and Reroutes Begin WednesdayA list of street closures and Chicago Transit Authority reroutes begin Wednesda
Taste of Chicago Closures and Reroutes Begin Wednesday
NBC Chicago / Posted 21 days ago
A list of street closures and Chicago Transit Authority reroutes begin Wednesday ahead of the 36th annual Taste of Chicago. The five-day food festival kicks off Friday in Grant Park and will be held between Lake Shore Drive, Monroe Street, Michigan... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Emanuel gets broad powers for transit TIF districts, gives few detailsdiscretion to create the so-called tax-increment finance districts within a one
Emanuel gets broad powers for transit TIF districts, gives few details
Chicago Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
discretion to create the so-called tax-increment finance districts within a one-mile-wide swath of land along 46 miles of Chicago Transit Authority rail lines throughout the city. The districts, which could remain in place for up to 35 years,... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Witnesses Save Man Stabbed After Protecting Woman on BusA man who was stabbed after protecting a woman with a child on a Chicago Transi
Witnesses Save Man Stabbed After Protecting Woman on Bus
NBC Chicago / Posted 26 days ago
A man who was stabbed after protecting a woman with a child on a Chicago Transit Authority bus earlier this week says it was the kindness of strangers that saved his life in return. “I could’ve lost my life,” Jose Santiago said. “I was just trying... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
A renewed Chatham? $1.5 million drive begins to bring back its gloryCommonwealth Edison. "Greater Chatham has been underperforming recently," said
A renewed Chatham? $1.5 million drive begins to bring back its glory
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 27 days ago
Commonwealth Edison. "Greater Chatham has been underperforming recently," said Rush University Medical Center Vice President Terry Peterson, a former alderman who chairs the Chicago Transit Authority board. "The time is right to set a new co... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CPS cliffhanger: Will Springfield act? Will City Hall invest?or other types of debt from CPS — and other agencies such as the Chicago Housin
CPS cliffhanger: Will Springfield act? Will City Hall invest?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 28 days ago
or other types of debt from CPS — and other agencies such as the Chicago Housing Authority, the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Transit Authority and City Colleges. Currently, Summers — who requested the changed rules as part of a broader... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner: Dems Holding Up Education Funding for CPS 'Bailout'rules that would allow the city to buy debt from its sister agencies, like CPS,
Rauner: Dems Holding Up Education Funding for CPS 'Bailout'
NBC Chicago / Posted 29 days ago
rules that would allow the city to buy debt from its sister agencies, like CPS, the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Transit Authority, among others. The plan looks to give the treasurer the option of investing in bonds, short-term... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Family of Stabbing Victim Said They Found Out Via FacebookAfter a woman was stabbed to death on a Chicago Transit Authority train in broa
Family of Stabbing Victim Said They Found Out Via Facebook
NBC Chicago / Posted 1 months ago
After a woman was stabbed to death on a Chicago Transit Authority train in broad daylight on Thursday, family members of the victim said they found out about the murder of their loved one through gruesome images posted on Facebook. "We're asking you... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Woman Stabbed to Death on Red Line Identifiedon Red Line Identified as 25-Year-Old From West Englewood A man has been arres
Woman Stabbed to Death on Red Line Identified
NBC Chicago / Posted 1 months ago
on Red Line Identified as 25-Year-Old From West Englewood A man has been arrested after a woman was stabbed to death on a Chicago Transit Authority Red Line train Thursday afternoon in what police believe to be a domestic violence incident. Trina... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Ex-Durbin aide Kotarac to head rail retirement agency herehere. But he's better known as the Durbin aide who worked on writing federal tr
Ex-Durbin aide Kotarac to head rail retirement agency here
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 1 months ago
here. But he's better known as the Durbin aide who worked on writing federal transportation bills, getting aid for the Chicago Transit Authority and related tasks between 2007 and 2015. Kotarac earlier worked for Rep. Luis Gutierrez,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Things turn up roses for Pink Line essay winner, now a teacherEleni Vrettos surprised herself by composing the essay that won the CTA's "Name
Things turn up roses for Pink Line essay winner, now a teacher
Daily Herald / Posted 1 months ago
Eleni Vrettos surprised herself by composing the essay that won the CTA's "Name the Line" contest. On Saturday, the Chicago Transit Authority marks the 10th anniversary of the Pink Line. On Thursday, Vrettos recalled the award as a turning... Read more
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CBS News
Cops: Woman fatally stabbed on Chicago transitattacked on the train near 47th street. Investigators are speaking with a perso
Cops: Woman fatally stabbed on Chicago transit
CBS News / Posted 1 months ago
attacked on the train near 47th street. Investigators are speaking with a person of interest. Catherine Hosinski of the Chicago Transit Authority confirmed a report of an attack on the system's Red Line at 12:33, but couldn't provide details... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Woman in critical condition after Red Line stabbingin her late teens or early 20s, was on a southbound train when she was stabbed.
Woman in critical condition after Red Line stabbing
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
in her late teens or early 20s, was on a southbound train when she was stabbed. The CTA is also setting up a bus shuttle between those two stops, Catherine Hosinski, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Transit Authority. Check back for more informa... Read more
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