Posts in category "CTA"

Planes, Trains and Alligators

Planes, Trains and Alligators
As if I didn’t have enough to worry about, now this: Alligators. Not only alligators on the train. Alligators on a plane. Because weather, fuel and snakes weren’t enough. You probably heard the story about the woman who flaunted, not her alligator messenger bag, but her actual alligator on the Blue Line. Seriously. I can’t... Read more »

Sometimes, you need more than a smile. You need an umbrella.

Sometimes, you need more than a smile. You need an umbrella.
If last week’s rainstorms taught me anything, it’s how often we lose things around here. On Saturday I had to buy three umbrellas at Jewel, because we were down to our last one and, naturally, I was worried that if it rained again anytime soon, everyone else in my family would get wet. Our umbrellas... Read more »

A City Mom Defends her Thesis (Well, something like that-her choice to raise kids in the city)

A City Mom Defends her Thesis (Well, something like that-her choice to raise kids in the city)
Last week a lovely graduate student from Virginia Commonwealth University contacted me in regards to her research project on the topic of city moms. I know! She wanted to know why we chose to raise our kids in the city and what a typical day might be like (do I dare tell this young woman... Read more »
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CTA is planning more security cameras. What difference will it make?

CTA is planning more security cameras. What difference will it make?
So the CTA is planning on adding more security cameras on older El cars, and all I can say is “Why?” Because the Chicago Police Department just changed its response plan to 911 calls. According to CBS News Chicago, no longer will CPD respond to reports “like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries,... Read more »