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A live performance of Blackstone Bicycle Works' fantastic safety video "Stay in Your Lane." Photo: Anne Evans

CDOT Presented Awards to Advocates at Today’s Soggy, Fun Bike to Work Rally

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This morning’s dismal weather didn’t seem to dampen people’s spirits at the annual Bike to Work Rally, the traditional kickoff for Chicago’s Bike Week.  The highlight of the event was a rain-soaked live rendition of youth education center Blackstone Bicycle Works’ awesome new Rhymefest-produced safety video “Stay in Your Lane,” featuring kids holding up colorful […]
An historic train car from 1924. Photo: Steven Vance

Chicago’s ‘L’ Train Turned 125 Years Old Yesterday — What’s Next for the System?

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The Chicago Transit Authority celebrated the 125th anniversary of the ‘L’ yesterday by bringing out rapid transit cars built in 1923 and in 1976. The Chicago & South Side Rapid Transit Railroad Company commenced “Alley L” service on June 6, 1892, in an alley east of State Street between Congress Parkway and 39th Street, according to […]