| May 17, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Sometime in the next few weeks, if you're walking down Fullerton Avenue around DePaul University and have 15 minutes to spare, duck into the tidy brick building alongside the CTA station. Here you will find the DePaul Art Museum, an institution so...
| Dec 31, 2012
Public transportation became an absolute necessity for Chicago around 1860, when the city's population had ballooned to more than 112,000 from about 30,000 only 10 years earlier.
About 7,000 horses were pulling transit vehicles in the city by the 1880s....
| Jan 7, 2013
When it comes to CTA train sizes, which range from two to eight cars, riders forced to squeeze their way aboard even during non-rush hours are wondering about the long and short of it all.
The transit agency started reshuffling its resources last...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 5:38 PM
The last time the trio of Si Osborne, Lia D. Mortensen and Brad Armacost performed Brian Friel's "Faith Healer" in Chicago, they all were 18 years younger and working in a short-lived venue, the Turnaround Theatre, named, with a note of optimism, for...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 6:38 AM
Every year I dread New Year's Eve--the crazy cover charges, the pressure, the indecision, etc. I want this year to be different, and I don't want to end it alone. Isn't this the biggest party night of the year? Aren't people happy the world didn't end...
| Dec 10, 2012
If you are a CTA or Metra rider who is miffed about paying more to ride buses and trains next year, those higher fares represent only one relatively minor worry for Chicago-area transit customers, according to a new study by DePaul University.
| Dec 17, 2012
"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work." — Daniel Hudson Burnham (1846-1912)
Those inspired words by the architect who created urban...
| May 20, 2013
As South Side and south suburban Chicago Transit Authority riders figure out the best way to get to work and other activities Monday without Red Line Dan Ryan service, a new analysis shows that the CTA's fare increases for one-day and seven-day passes...
| May 20, 2013
Looking back, I have to admit it was well-played.
He was a young guy, mildly scruffy but not remarkably so. He approached almost apologetically on the "L" platform, holding out a train schedule and handwritten directions about transportation to Indiana....
| Mar 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Sauganash resident John Blaha candidly admits his guilt and carelessness.
In mid-January he was pulled over in the North Michigan Avenue shopping district by a Chicago police officer and written up for driving while talking on a mobile without using...
| May 12, 2013
JPMorgan Chase, one of the nation's largest banks, survived the financial crisis better than most — only to have the $6 billion "London Whale" trading loss last year expose embarrassing flaws in its accounting and risk controls.