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Ventra Card Registration Leaves Customers Frustrated As CTA Says Wait Times 'Unacceptable'

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If Ventra were a train line, it would be called the Hot Mess Express.

Monday marked a crucial day in the rollout of the Chicago Transit Authority's new fare payment system but the ride for customers was anything but smooth.

 

Common complaints Monday included patience-testing wait times to the Ventra call center to register new cards or calls that

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Chicago Marathon Security Will Include Bomb-Sniffing Dogs, Bag Restrictions For Sunday's Race

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    With just days until the 36th Chicago Marathon, both runners and spectators are gearing up for heightened security at Sunday's race.

    Though race officials don't specifically reference the Boston Marathon bombings in the 2013 updates to race security, the April tragedy that killed three people is still fresh in the minds of police, organizers and

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    Ventra Deadline: It's Now A Lot Harder For CTA Riders To Avoid New Payment System

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      Still holding out on signing up for Ventra, the CTA and Pace's new payment system, amid reports of its clunky rollout? Registered but still waiting for your card (perhaps because this guy has all of them)? Well, your commute is about to get more complicated.

      Monday, Oct. 7 marks the day new magnetic strip cards will cease

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      Fire cancels classes at South Side school


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      Pat Quinn: ADM Tax Breaks Off The Table Until Pension Deal Reached

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        In this July 10, 2013 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks during a news conference in Chicago. On Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, Cook County Judge Neil Cohen ruled that Quinn's decision to halt lawmaker pay over the pension crisis is unconstitutional and has ordered Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka to pay them immediately. Quinn used his line-item

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