November 29th, 2005

good songs

Perhaps this is not relevant, but I wondered if anyone knew of any good songs that mention Chicago, the el, Illinois, etc. I'm making a "Chicago" compilation for a friend and didn't want to use stuff that would be really obvious (like anything from the movie/play "Chicago"); I wanted, instead, to make it diverse.

Any suggestions?
Me: California

It's official...

Did anyone else receive this in their email?

CTA Fare Change

The Chicago Transit Board recently approved some changes to CTA fares that will take effect on January 1, 2006.

Customers who pay with cash or use Transit Cards at rail stations will pay $2 full fares and cash transfers will no longer be available. There is no fare increase for customers who use the Chicago Card or Chicago Card Plus.

Furthermore, the current Chicago Card/Chicago Card Plus bonus structure provides a $1 bonus for every $10 of added value. This will change to $2 for every $20 of added value beginning on January 1, 2006. Finally, the $5 purchase fee for Chicago Card and Chicago Card Plus has been waived from December 1, 2005 through March 31, 2006. Please encourage your friends and family members who use the CTA and Pace systems to take advantage of this promotion.

You can learn more about CTA's 2006 fare changes by visiting Click on the Finance/Budget page and download the PDF file.

Thank you for choosing Chicago Card or Chicago Card Plus as your fare payment option.