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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Seen the new 7000 series L cars on the Red Line yet


[VIDEO] It appears they're in service on the CTA Red Line as of Monday. Chicagoland Transit on YouTube is showing these newest train sets in action either on the north side and as far south as 63rd Street. Perhaps I'll finally see these trains in action and certainly ride on one.

If you're tired of facing the aisles when you ride this train doesn't have aisle facing seating. Aside from of course priority seating for the elderly or passengers with disabilities.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

CBS Chicago: Man shoots at bus after being denied a ride


[VIDEO] Reported this morning presumably. A CTA bus was shot at near 119th & Princeton. Thankfully no one was hurt and the shooter was in custody. The shooter got mad because he wasn't allowed a ride on the bus without a face mask.

Although the state & city will open up further on Friday wearing a face mask on public transit is a federal mandate.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

#Ward09 Summer clean out fair

 Will be taking place June 17, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Pullman Community Center located at 10355 S. Woodlawn. Also from the email from the Ald. Anthony Beale's office

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and we've prepared the 9th Ward Summer Clearout Event to kick it off.

Join us for residential shredding, electronic recycling, prescription pill disposal, and general junk removal services. For more information on acceptable items contact the Service Office at 773-785-1100.

You can find more info from the flyer below

I just hate to hear about expressway shootings


[VIDEO] This incident occurred near 120th Street on the Bishop Ford (and I still call it the Calumet) Expressway last night at about 10:30 PM. The victim had the wherewithal to drive himself to Roseland Hospital on 111th Street to get treated. As you see in this footage the Illinois State Police scoured the scene looking for evidence.

I've seen too many stories like this especially on fb of shootings on our expressways whether I-57, the Dan Ryan or even the Eisenhower on the way to the West Side.... What can we do about this?