Transformation of CTA Wilson Station Transports Uptown
Sep17

Transformation of CTA Wilson Station Transports Uptown

The CTA Wilson Station has long been a poster child for dirty, smelly, nasty train stops. So in 2014, the Chicago Transit Authority embarked on a $203-million overhaul of the facility, as well as the parallel tracks that carry the Purple Line trains through the Uptown corridor. At present, the Wilson station is not accessible to persons with disabilities. That will change when the new stationhouse adds two elevators for vertical...

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Emanuel To Propose Streamlined Ordinances For Transit Oriented Developments
Jul27

Emanuel To Propose Streamlined Ordinances For Transit Oriented Developments

Chicago is arguably one of the most public transit-friendly cities in the country. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will take action this week to encourage developers to place even more emphasis on transit. Emanuel plans to introduce a transit oriented development (TOD) reform ordinance at the July 29 City Council meeting. The reform would create incentives for more development near CTA and Metra stations. The move could generate significant new...

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Seeing Chicago Reality in Hollywood’s Fiction

There are several iconic films which showcase Chicago’s buildings, streets, and urban life.  The next time you hit Netflix looking for a bit of Windy City flavor, skip Ferris and the Blues Brothers and check out Stranger Than Fiction. The 2006 Will Ferrel / Emma Thompson / Maggie Gyllenhaal flick was filmed in Chicago, and while the city isn’t specifically mentioned by name, it’s easily recognizable to people who...

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