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The CTA plans on building a bypass north of the Belmont station to eliminate delays where the Red, Purple, and Brown lines intersect and trains must stand and wait for other trains to pass. CTA plans Belmont bypass A $1.7 billion plan to modernize the CTA’s Red and Purple lines would include a roughly two-block-long
Survivors, officials first responders and guests pause as the flag is raised at the finish line. | Charles Krupa/AP Photo Boston honors Marathon victims, survivors On the first anniversary of the horrific bombings, Vice President Joe Biden led a somber but uplifting ceremony to honor the victims and survivors. “You will send a resounding message
A day after one of the warmest and bloodiest weekends so far in 2014 where, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy again complained that “lax state and federal gun laws” are hampering his department’s ability to stem the violence.
So it begins . . . Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner shake hands on stage before their first appearance together to take questions from the Illinois Education Association. | Richard A. Chapman / Sun-Times Sparks fly as Quinn and Rauner share stage This governor race is going to be a bumpy ride. Gov. Pat
Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images Stephen Colbert will take over for Letterman Congratulations, Colbert Nation: CBS announced that the Comedy Central star will take over for David Letterman as host of “The Late Show.” The Northwestern grad who trained at Chicago’s Second City signed a five-year deal with CBS. [Voices | Colbert’s bumpy path to success
President Barack Obama pauses while speaking during a memorial ceremony for those killed in the Fort Hood shooting last week. | Eric Gay/AP Obama offers solace after Fort Hood shooting President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation’s comforter five years ago, mourning
M. Spencer Green/AP Illinois passes Rahm’s pension cuts Stripped of its property-tax provisions, a plan crafted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to cut city pension benefits is now headed to Gov. Pat Quinn after the House and Senate approved the measure Tuesday in votes supporters said were aimed at stopping Chicago from becoming “another Detroit.” [Early
During an appearance Monday on the Near West side, Gov. Pat Quinn made clear he’s not on board with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to hike property taxes as a way to solve a looming pension crisis in the City of Chicago.
Brian Jackson/Sun-Times Blue Line operator fired after O’Hare crash The CTA has fired Brittney Haywood — the train operator who admitted nodding off at the controls when a Blue Line train crashed — the same day it announced new procedures to increase the amount of time required between shifts. She had failed to appear at