Today’s Headlines

  • Check Out Active Trans‘ 2015 Voter Guide to See Where Candidates Stand on Transportation
  • At Debate, Emanuel Attacked Over Cams, Wilson Only Candidate to Oppose “Dibs” (Tribune)
  • Feds Award $120 Million to Your New Blue, Including Jeff Park Station Overhaul (CBS)
  • Man Killed After Jumping in Front of Blue Line Train Near Division Street (DNA)
  • Police: Senior on Crack Threatened to Run Over Woman During Parking Dispute (DNA)
  • What? Pickup Driver Speeded Onto Empty Car Carrier on Bishop Ford Expressway (Tribune)
  • City Issues Warnings to Snow Shoveling Scofflaws, But No Tickets Yet (RedEye)
  • Etiquette Tips For Folks Who Only Ride the ‘L’ When It’s Too Snowy to Drive (Tribune)
  • Remembering the 1979 Blizzard That Brought Chicago to a Standstill (Chicago Magazine)
  • Gallery: Interesting Junk People Are Using as Parking Placeholders (Chicago Dibs)
  • …And Then There’s This “Dibs”-Themed Cupcake (DNA)

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  • jeff wegerson

    I admit to being a “foul weather friend” of the CTA. But, yes I ride at other times too, like when I have a meeting in the loop.

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