Busy CTA weekend starts with freaky Friday: Hawks parade, Cubs-Sox, etc.

A strange confluence of events this weekend will crowd Chicago Transit Authority buses and trains and cause countless reroutes. But the CTA is still the way to go. I mean really -- would you want to be driving in the Loop tomorrow morning during the Blackhawks victory parade?

Here are just a few events to mess up CTA buses and crowd trains and buses alike:

Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory parade.
More than 30 bus routes will be detoured from around 7 am till 1 pm. Details here.

North Center Ribfest, Chicago Blues Fest, 13.1  Marathon Chicago, Printers Row Book Fair, Andersonville Midsommarfest, and Metronome Celebration Event.
All these festivities are mentioned in the CTA weekend service alert. So if you're planning to get there by CTA, check out the alert for reroutes.

Cubs-Sox game at Wrigley Field. CTA staff will hand out free crosstown series posters at the Addison Red Line station while supplies last through the weekend. Here's how to get to Wrigley, for you CTA neophytes.

And speaking of the Cubs-Sox game and beer (they go hand-in-hand, you know), Bob from Evanston shares this photo of the latest Miller-Lite billboard across from Wrigley on Sheffield. As Bob notes: "Despite Miller-Coors moving their corporate headquarters to Chicago, it appears they still don't know how we spell "L" in Chicago."

Miller Lite Ad.jpg


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  • WGN showed Kane on a rooftop and asked why he didn't have a better seat. Of course, it was because he came late. I doubt that he took the Red Line or 151 bus, though.

  • In reply to jack:

    I'm sure he took a cab and was probably on his best behavior.

  • In reply to marthat3:

    I'm sure he gave the guy a big tip as well.

  • In reply to Cheryl:

    I bet the tip was "don't pick up hockey players again" or "don't drive a cab in Buffalo."

  • In reply to Cheryl:

    Hmm. I always spell it "el". It is short for "elevated" afterall. And if you're talking to someone from New York they might confuse taking the "L" for taking a specific subway route as it is in NYC.

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