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Ventra Deadline: It's About To Get 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.

    Beginning Monday, Oct. 7, new magnetic strip cards will not be available at any

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

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

      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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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      CTA changes procedures after runaway train crash

      Authorities inspect the wreckage of two Chicago Transit Authority trains that crashed Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Forest Park, Ill. (AP Photo / M. Spencer Green)

       

      CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Transit Authority has told employees to take a series of precautionary steps to keep out-of-service, unmanned trains from moving along the tracks.

      The guidance

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago