I was ready to head to the CTA Addison Red Line station Saturday morning, just to see 100 Northwestern University football players in full gear exit a chartered train from their Evanston campus. But the coach has called it off, so now I have some free time.
State watchdog may keep an eye on transit agencies. After Metra's Phil Pagano fiasco, the state Senate voted Wednesday to give Illinois' inspector general authority to look into any shenanigans at Metra, CTA, or Pace.
No, really? CTA commuters are happier when they are checking Facebook, listening to music, or texting friends, according to a survey by Northwestern University researchers. Yep, that's one of those "why did you need a survey to tell us that" stories.