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Past articles by Kye:

2022 Chicago Marathon: Street Closures, Streaming, Schedule and More

Whether you’re running, watching, cheering or just trying to get around Chicago, there’s a lot to take in ahead of this weekend’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon. → Read More

A Spectator's Guide to Getting to the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Your Insider’s guide to being a fan during the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon → Read More

Commuters Could See Traffic Woes as Fire Causes Closure of Dan Ryan, Stevenson Ramp

Thousands of commuters who use a major Chicago ramp connecting to expressways may run into traffic problems the next few days — or possibly weeks. → Read More

How a Potential Rail Strike Will Affect You Even if You Don't Take the Train

Even for those who do not commute via Metra, the shutdowns are expected to significantly increase traffic on area expressways, with many suburban residents using the commuter rail service on a daily basis for work. → Read More

What Riders Should Know as Metra, Amtrak Cancel Trains Ahead of Possible Rail Strike

As Metra and Amtrak brace for a potential freight rail worker strike this week, both railway companies have announced cancellations on several popular Chicago-area routes as they navigate closures that could impact thousands of area commuters on railroads and elsewhere. → Read More

Metra Cancels Thursday Evening Train Schedules on 4 Chicago-Area Lines Ahead of Potential Rail Worker Strike

In preparation for a potential freight rail worker strike Friday, Metra on Wednesday said it will curtail service for several Chicago-area train lines beginning Thursday night. → Read More

An Insider's Guide to Transportation and Parking at Soldier Field

Traffic reporter Kye Martin shares some of ‘Da best ways to get to Soldier Field and avoid parking headaches → Read More

Metra Extends $100 ‘Super Saver' Monthly Pass Through December

Though gas prices may be going down, rush hour traffic into and out of Chicago isn’t getting any lighter. However, Metra may have a solution for some commuters through the fall and into the holiday season. → Read More

CPS Says There's Enough COVID Vaccine Doses for All Teachers and Staff

Chicago Public Schools announced Wednesday that the district has accessed enough doses of the available COVID-19 vaccines to offer appointments or sign-ups to all 52,000 employees. → Read More

On Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Birthday, a Musical Tribute to ‘Notorious RBG'

As the country pays tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on her first birthday since her death last fall, her son and daughter-in-law in Chicago marked the occasion with music. → Read More

See Inside Illinois' Largest Marijuana Dispensary in Skokie

The Greenhouse marijuana dispensary in Skokie, currently the largest pot store in Illinois, opened Thursday in a redesigned bank. The owner of Greenhouse said... → Read More

Chicago Teachers Union Holds Car Caravan To Protest CPS' Fall School Plan

The Chicago Teachers Union held a car caravan Wednesday morning to protest the hybrid learning model proposed by Chicago Public Schools in the fall. That plan... → Read More

Childcare Centers Prepare to Reopen in Chicago on Monday

As part of phase three of the city’s reopening plan, childcare facilities announced preparations to reopen Monday. Most childcare facilities have been closed... → Read More

More Cook County Forest Preserve Parking Lots to Close for Memorial Day Weekend

Additional parking lots at popular Cook County forest preserves will be closed over Memorial Day weekend to prevent overcrowding and violations of Illinois’... → Read More

Weekend Parking Lot Closure Begins Saturday at 6 Popular Cook County Forest Preserves

Parking lots at six popular Cook County forest preserves will be closed on weekends to prevent overcrowding and violations of Illinois’ stay-at-home order... → Read More

Gas Prices Drop for 8 Consecutive Weeks, Trend Could Continue

The lower gas prices Chicagoans have been seeing over the past two months are likely part of a larger downward trend. According to GasBuddy, a company that... → Read More

Drone Footage Captures ‘Breathtaking’ View of Deserted Chicago

During Illinois’ stay-at-home order, Chicago streets have been emptier than ever. A new film using drone footage captures the eerie feeling of the... → Read More

Salvation Army Expands Mobile Food Pantries, Leads Mass Response During Coronavirus Crisis

The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division has been designated as the lead agency for mass care in response to the coronavirus crisis. Its Emergency Disaster... → Read More

Commuting and Coronavirus: How Transportation is Adapting in Illinois

Transit and transportation officials are trying to adapt, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact every aspect of our lives. The Illinois Tollway... → Read More

How Chicago-Area Transit Agencies Are Cleaning Train Cars

CTA, Metra, and South Shore Line commuters can find information here on deep cleaning and spot cleaning practices over coronavirus concerns. → Read More