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The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern


With tree-lined sidewalks, a protected bike path along Sheridan Road and three rail stops just blocks away from campus, the area adjacent to the University provides a spectrum of different options to explore.

The Chicago area has one of America’s most robust transportation networks. Here’s how NU students can use it

August 10, 2023

Northwestern sits about 12 miles from the skyscrapers of downtown Chicago. The transportation tentacles of the nation’s third-largest city stretch all the way to Evanston, giving NU students a plethora...

Because the Purple Line Express pilot failed to yield a large enough ridership to add an evening train permanently, express trains will continue to run from Linden station to the Loop between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

CTA will not add Purple Line Express run after pilot program fails

July 13, 2015

The Chicago Transit Authority will not add an extra evening Purple Line Express train after the six-week long pilot failed to demonstrate large enough ridership. The additional 8 p.m. express train...

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl stops by Dillo Day in 2014. The mayor called the annual Mayfest event pleasant even though she received a record number of complaints from Evanston residents.

In Focus: The mayor behind the myth

March 5, 2015
“I’ve become something of an urban legend,” the mayor said. “I don’t know that that will ever change.”

CTA to test evening Purple Line Express

February 10, 2015

The Chicago Transit Authority will test an evening Purple Line Express train in June, Evanston officials said. The additional express train will encourage those who live and work in Evanston to...

A Purple Line train pulls up to the Dempster CTA station. Evanston received the results of a transit poll for city residents and Northwestern students, which showed that many had problems with the hours of the Purple Line Express and the public bus routes.

Transit poll results show focus on CTA Purple Line, bus routes

October 22, 2014

City staff released Wednesday the results of its transit poll, which showed many of those polled wanted additional bus routes and extended hours for the Purple Line Express train. The poll, which...

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