Brown and Purple Line trains were delayed by about 25 minutes at the height of the morning rush when a fire was reported on the third rail near the Sedgwick station.
Those of you who were monitoring the Tattler's CTA Tweet feed on Twitter today knew about the problems right away, and some of you chose to take other routes.
Excellent. We're here for you. Check us out before heading out. You can find the feed on the right rail here, or follow us on Twitter.
Kudos to my brother Daniel X. O'Neil for running the service. And a special note of congratulation to Dan, who is a co-founder of EveryBlock, which today was purchased by MSNBC. And to think, I knew him when he was a baby! :-)