The Daily Northwestern

8-year-old Evanston boy hit by CTA Purple Line train

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 30, 2016

Filed under City, Local

An 8-year-old boy was hit by a Chicago Transit Authority Purple Line train Saturday afternoon and remains in critical condition, police said. Evanston police officers responded to the report of a juvenile struck by a CTA train at a...

CTA’s proposed budget keeps fares stagnant despite major projects ahead

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

October 22, 2015

Filed under City

The Chicago Transit Authority will not raise fares in 2016 based on its proposed budget, despite major investments in infrastructure improvements and new technology launches, the CTA announced Thursday. In its nearly $1.5 billion ...

CTA begins program to increase Red, Purple Line efficiency

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

May 19, 2015

Filed under City

The Chicago Transit Authority announced Tuesday it has begun a program to rebuild stations and expand passenger capacity of the northernmost part of the Red and Purple Lines. CTA launched its Red and Purple Modernization program...

Police Blotter: Jan. 13

Julian Gerez, Reporter

January 12, 2015

Filed under City, Crime

Woman forcefully robbed of phone A woman was robbed in south Evanston by two other women early Saturday. The woman exited the Purple Line train at the Chicago Transit Authority Main Street Station, 836 Chicago Ave., w...

CTA considers adding a bypass feature to speed service on Purple and other lines

Bailey Williams, Assistant City Editor

April 28, 2014

Filed under City

The CTA is considering adding a bypass to a busy rail intersection that would expedite service on several lines, including the Purple Line, as early as 2017. Ridership has increased by 40 percent in the last 5 years in the n...

How to get home for the holidays

Sabrina Rodriguez, Reporter

December 6, 2013

Filed under 2013 Holiday Guide

With holiday travel at an all-time high in December, find the easiest ways to get to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport so you can fly home for Winter Break. The El To get to O’Hare ...