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Neighboring towns have disparate transit needs, options 2012-09-06 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 6, 2012 , p. 15 Lincolnwood, Skokie Swift, Transportation, Skokie, Marciani, Steve, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Village celebrates new station in grand style 2012-06-28 None Skokie Review, Thursday, June 28, 2012 , p. 5 Art, Schakowsky, Janice, Transportation, Everreal, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
History's twists and turns lead to new station 2012-05-03 None Skokie Review, Thursday, May 3, 2012 , p. 9 Skokie Swift, Transportation, History, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Downtown station begins long-awaited service 2012-05-03 None Skokie Review, Thursday, May 3, 2012 , p. 8 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Groh, Richard, U.S. House of Representatives 9th District, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Independent Merchants of Downtown Skokie, Miles, Randy, Schakowsky, Janice
All Aboard: Group rides historic first downtown train 2012-05-03 None Skokie Review, Thursday, May 3, 2012 , p. 5 Skokie Swift, Rubin, Rebecca, Gorman, Lucky, Collins, Mark, Scarpelli, Anthony, Independent Merchants of Downtown Skokie, Sweety Pies Bakery, Allen, Leslie, Brahos, Chuck, Transportation, Roberts, Randall, Morgen, Cary, Schattner, Fred, Allen, Walker R., Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Holtz, Scott, Miles, Randy
Zoned parking area formed near new CTA station 2012-04-05 None Skokie Review, Thursday, April 5, 2012 , p. 5 Schattner, Fred, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Parking, Rigoni, Al
Downtown station project is motoring toward finish line 2012-04-05 None Skokie Review, Thursday, April 5, 2012 , p. 5 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Crystal Ball: Skokie mayor sees projects advancing in 2012 2012-01-05 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 5, 2012 , p. 5 Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), Traffic signals, Eminent domain, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Skokie Hospital, Van Dusen, George, Oakton Street, Skokie Theater, Illinois Science and Technology Park, Oberweis Dairy, Skokie Rails to Trails Corridor, Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, Skokie, North Shore Electricity Aggregation Consortium, Westfield Shoppingtown Old Orchard, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Value Transmission Center
Sculpture approved for new downtown Skokie CTA station 2011-10-13 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 13, 2011 , p. 10 Art, Skokie Public Art Advisory Committee, Skokie Board of Trustees, Meyer, Barbara, Lewis, Evan, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Newly-named stations signal end of 'Skokie Swift' designation for stop 2011-06-16 None Skokie Review, Thursday, June 16, 2011 , p. 5 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA station, bike path projects move forward 2010-07-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 15, 2010 , p. 10 Aleksic, Michael, Slankard, Max, Skokie Swift, Skokie Board of Trustees, Sports - Cycling, Transportation, Sports - Walking, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Downtown Skokie station breaks ground 2010-06-24 None Skokie Review, Thursday, June 24, 2010 , p. 7 Schakowsky, Janice, Skokie Swift, Transportation, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Skokie Swift contracts awarded for downtown 2010-06-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, June 17, 2010 , p. 5 Skokie Swift, Skokie Board of Trustees, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Rigoni, Al
Path ahead still unclear for Swift's Niles North station 2010-05-06 None Skokie Review, Thursday, May 6, 2010 , p. 5 Skokie Swift, Dunsky, Marda, Skokie Reasonable Transit, Transportation, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Downtown station nears build phase 2010-05-06 None Skokie Review, Thursday, May 6, 2010 , p. 5 Slankard, Max, Commonwealth Edison, Skokie Swift, Skokie Board of Trustees, Transportation, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Next CTA report won't rule out Niles North station 2010-04-08 None Skokie Review, Thursday, April 8, 2010 , p. 7 Gatta, Nanciann, Skokie Reasonable Transit, Transportation, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA Skokie Swift report due on Niles North lot 2010-04-01 None Skokie Review, Thursday, April 1, 2010 , p. 7 Skokie Swift, Skokie Reasonable Transit, Dunsky, Marda, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Year Ahead: Economy, big projects should highlight 2010 2010-01-07 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 7, 2010 , p. 5 Skokie Swift, Ida Crown Jewish Academy, Taxation - Property tax, Eminent domain, Illinois Department of Transportation, Skokie Hospital, Van Dusen, George, Westfield Shoppingtown Old Orchard, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), West Dempster Street Business Redevelopment District, Skokie Board of Trustees, Transportation, Arie Crown Hebrew Day School
Downtown Swift project back on track 2009-11-19 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 19, 2009, p. 5 Slankard, Max, Skokie Swift, Skokie Board of Trustees, Illinois Department of Transportation, Transportation, Roberts, Randall, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Rigoni, Al
Residents, mayor clash on Swift bus option 2009-10-29 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 29, 2009, p. 5 Skokie Swift, Dunsky, Marda, Skokie Reasonable Transit, Transportation, Van Dusen, George, Silverman, Lisa, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Resident group opposes Swift's north expansion 2009-10-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 15, 2009, p. 7 Skokie Swift, Dunsky, Marda, Skokie Reasonable Transit, Transportation, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Residents protest Yellow Line extension 2009-10-01 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 1, 2009, p. 7 Skokie Swift, Dunsky, Marda, Katz, Irma, Dmori, Lisa, Van Dusen, George, Lipin, Lisa, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Gatta, Nanciann, Tidhar, Gabriela, Transportation, Lavengood, Karen, Yampol, Debra, Roberts, Randall
Residents raise concerns over Yellow Line extension 2009-08-20 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 20, 2009, p. 7 Freireich, David, Skokie Swift, Dunsky, Marda, Transportation, Naumiak, Julie, Marciani, Steve, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA to double Swift parking fee 2008-12-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 18, 2008, p. 6 McCabe, Frank, Parking, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Rigoni, Al
Skokie Swift to keep service on weekends 2008-10-09 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 9, 2008, p. 8 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Eminent domain case settled on property for CTA station 2008-09-11 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 11, 2008, p. 3 D and E Auto Service, Skokie Swift, Eminent domain, Lincoln Auto Sales, Hong, Myung, Business - Automobile service stations and gas stations, Business - Automobile dealerships, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Hanley, J. Patrick, Hong, Lena, Skokie Board of Trustees
Residents want say on Swift extension 2008-09-04 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 4, 2008, p. 6 Frank, Gail, Skokie Swift, Gross, Jerry, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Village's plan for future includes extended Swift 2008-09-04 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 4, 2008, p. 5 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA describes benefits of extending Yellow Line 2008-09-04 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 4, 2008, p. 5 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA holds meeting on Swift extension 2008-08-21 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 21, 2008, p. 5 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Busy Skokie streets to close for repairs 2007-11-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 15, 2007, p. 4 Skokie Swift, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Streets - Maintenance and repair
Skokie Blvd. project approved 2007-10-11 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 11, 2007, p. 16 Skokie Swift, Skokie Board of Trustees, Skokie Boulevard, Skokie - City planning, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Skokie Swift car derails, no one aboard 2007-08-23 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 23, 2007, p. 91 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Residents hear details of future Swift station 2007-08-09 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 9, 2007, p. 6 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Village seeks properties for CTA station project 2007-06-21 None Skokie Review, Thursday, June 21, 2007, p. 6 Skokie Swift, Eminent domain, Skokie Board of Trustees, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Hanley, J. Patrick
CTA threatens to cut Skokie Swift 2007-05-31 None Skokie Review, Thursday, May 31, 2007, p. 10 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Village, CTA pact OK'd for Skokie Swift project 2007-03-22 None Skokie Review, Thursday, March 22, 2007, p. 5 Skokie Swift, Skokie Board of Trustees, Transportation, Roberts, Randall, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Illinois Science and Technology Park
Major grant secured for Skokie Swift 2005-12-08 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 8, 2005, p. 13 Schoenberg, Jeffrey, Skokie Swift, Illinois Senate 9th District, Grants, Skokie - City planning, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
$1 million earmarked for Swift 2005-12-01 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 1, 2005, p. 5 Schakowsky, Janice, Skokie Swift, Transportation, Skokie - City planning, U.S. House of Representatives 9th District, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Road dollars now in state's hands 2005-08-04 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 4, 2005, p. 5 Government - U.S., Schakowsky, Janice, Skokie Swift, Transportation, U.S. House of Representatives 9th District, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Skokie beefs up security at Swift el 2005-07-14 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 14, 2005, p. 3 Terrorism, Matt Schmitz, Skokie Swift, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Silverberg, Barry, Skokie Police Department, Rigoni, Al
Village wins grant for el stop design 2005-03-10 None Skokie Review, Thursday, March 10, 2005, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Forest City Enterprises, Inc., Pfizer Inc., Grants, Schattner, Fred, Skokie - City planning, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA raises Skokie Swift parking fee 2005-01-27 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 27, 2005, p. 6 Skokie Swift, Parking, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Now's the time to speak out against cutting CTA service 2004-10-14 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 14, 2004, Sec. 1, p. 6 Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Editorial
CTA's proposed service cuts bite too deeply, critics say 2004-10-14 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 14, 2004, Sec. 1, p. 1 Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Preservers of Dempster Street Station to be honored 2004-10-07 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 7, 2004, Sec. 1, p. 5 Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois, Architecture, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Awards, prizes, etc.
Overhead lines being replaced by third rail on CTA Yellow Line 2004-09-02 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 2, 2004, p. 10 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA converting Swift to third-rail power 2004-08-05 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, August 5, 2004, Sec. 1, p. 4 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Wind driven track debris injures Swift operator 2004-04-22 None Skokie Review, Thursday, April 22, 2004, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Skokie Swift extension gets backing of mayor 2004-01-08 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 8, 2004, p. 5 Diamond, Ilene, Skokie Swift, Stamp, Sandi, Siegel, Jay, Parsons Brinkerhoff/DLK, Transportation, Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS), Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Board contemplates another Skokie Swift train station 2003-10-23 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 23, 2003, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie Swift, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Swift study is good idea 2003-10-02 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 2, 2003, p. 18 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Editorial
Swift study knocked by neighbors 2003-09-25 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 25, 2003, p. 5 Skokie Swift, Parsons Brinkerhoff/DLK, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Skokie Swift expansion to be studied 2003-09-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 18, 2003, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Skokie Swift fee for parking to rise 2003-08-07 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 7, 2003, p. 11 Skokie Swift, Parking, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
News briefs: Improvements, rate hike planned for Skokie Swift lot 2003-08-07 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, August 7, 2003, Sec. 1, p. 6 Skokie Swift, Parking, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Swift line extension draws input 2003-07-03 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 3, 2003, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Swift extension hearing set 2003-06-19 None Skokie Review, Thursday, June 19, 2003, p. 10 Skokie Swift, Parsons Brinkerhoff/DLK, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Station entrance closes, project work gears up 2002-10-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 17, 2002, p. 3 Renovation and repair, Dempster Street Train Station, Taxman, Seymour, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Gendell, Scott, Operation Greenlight, Rigoni, Al, Historic buildings, Gerber, Arthur U.
Station work to roll on despite fires, damage 2002-09-19 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 19, 2002, p. 3 Fires, Dempster Street Train Station, Taxman, Seymour, Skokie Fire Department, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Gendell, Scott, Walters, Jim, Historic buildings
Officials search for cause of second fire 2002-09-19 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 19, 2002, Sec. 1, p. 1 Taxman Corp., Fires, Terraco Inc., Dempster Street Train Station, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Walters, Jim, Historic buildings
Station sustains electrical fire 2002-09-12 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 12, 2002, p. 8 Fires, Dempster Street Train Station, Taxman, Seymour, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Gendell, Scott, Thompson, Tom
CTA inspector hurt on Skokie Swift line 2002-08-01 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 1, 2002, p. 13 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Accidents
Swift extension among proposals 2002-07-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 18, 2002, p. 5 Skokie Swift, Kruesi, Frank, Transportation, Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS), Damisch, Mark, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Village OKs Swift expansion study 2002-02-21 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 21, 2002, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Parsons Brinkerhoff/DLK, Transportation, Schattner, Fred, Surveys and studies, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Swift extension eyed; lines coming down 2002-01-24 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 24, 2002, p. 5 Skokie Swift, Kruesi, Frank, Transportation, McCarthy, Anne, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Changes ease commuting 2002-01-24 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 24, 2002, Sec. 1, p. 8 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Editorial, Metra
Victim in car-train crash dies 2001-09-13 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 13, 2001, p. 4 Skokie Swift, Traffic accidents, Rabens, Geraldine, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Death
Metra, CTA add trains to handle city exodus 2001-09-13 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 13, 2001, p. 12 Renteria, Audrey, Peters, Mark, Transportation, Graybill, Scott, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Konomidis, Frosso, Halter, Linda, Houston, Tony, Metra, Terrorism
Second car-train crash in two weeks for Swift 2001-09-06 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 6, 2001, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Traffic accidents, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Police probe cause of Swift crossing crash 2001-08-30 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 30, 2001, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Traffic accidents, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Gralen, Rosalie A., Death
Development deal will save historic Skokie Swift station 2001-03-29 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, March 29, 2001, Sec. 1, p. 1 Taxman Corp., Skokie Swift, Terraco Inc., Antunovich Associates, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Gendell, Scott, Historic buildings
Durbin tours, talks transit 2000-08-24 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 24, 2000, p. 14 Durbin, Richard 'Dick', Skokie Swift, Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Meyer, Barbara, Transportation, Van Dusen, George, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Rigoni, Al
Dempster Station still shows glimpses of past 2000-08-03 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 3, 2000, p. 5 Nees, Michael, Dempster Street Train Station, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Operation Greenlight, Historic buildings
Savior sought for shuttered CTA station 2000-07-27 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 27, 2000, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Dempster Street Train Station, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Historic buildings
Historic train station awaits a rescue 2000-02-03 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 3, 2000, p. 3 Dempster Street Train Station, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Operation Greenlight, Historic buildings
Skokie waiting to see impact of train horns 2000-02-03 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 3, 2000, p. 3 Railroads, Noise, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Laws and regulations
More trouble for CTA train-stopper 1999-12-02 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 2, 1999, p. 4 Schoenborn, Tony, Traffic accidents, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Man injured, ticketed in Swift collision 1999-11-25 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 25, 1999, p. 4 Skokie Swift, Traffic accidents, Schoenborn, Tony, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Skokie touts Swift growth 1999-04-08 None Skokie Review, Thursday, April 8, 1999, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Northwest Municipal Conference, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA proposes bargains, passes 1998-09-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 17, 1998, p. 11 Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Skokie Swift riders : Get ready to pucker up 1998-07-09 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 9, 1998, Sec. 1, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA, Pepsi ink vending pact 1998-05-28 None Skokie Review, Thursday, May 28, 1998, p. 11 Advertising, signs and sign boards, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Pepsi
Renumbering for confusion 1998-01-29 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 29, 1998, p. 16 Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
That hunk of bricks is a piece of history 1998-01-15 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 15, 1998, Sec. 1, p. 3 Dempster Street Train Station, Chicago Rapid Transit Company, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Historic buildings
Move the train station : IDOT 1998-01-08 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 8, 1998, p. 3 PACE, Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Dempster Street Train Station, Illinois Department of Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Operation Greenlight, Historic buildings
Monumental move : Skokie officials are examining ways to preserve efficiency, along with a 74-year-old piece of history 1998-01-08 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 8, 1998, Sec. 1, p. 1 PACE, Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Dempster Street Train Station, Illinois Department of Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Historic buildings
Senior cards: tough to get 1997-08-21 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 21, 1997, p. 18 Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Editorial
Dempster station still awaits rehab 1997-07-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 17, 1997, p. 9 Historic Preservation Agency of Illinois, Renovation and repair, Dempster Street Train Station, Illinois Department of Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Historic buildings
Hurry up and wait for Dempster CTA station 1996-12-12 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 12, 1996, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Dempster Street Train Station, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Historic buildings
Swift rail car fire slows 'rush' hour 1996-04-25 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, April 25, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 3 Fires, Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Register status an unexpected reversal 1996-03-14 None Skokie Review, Thursday, March 14, 1996, p. 3 Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois, National Park Service, Skokie Historical Society, National Register of Historic Places, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Operation Greenlight, Historic buildings
Skokie Swift extension depends on support 1996-02-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 15, 1996, p. 10 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS), Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA weighs next round of hikes 1995-11-09 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 9, 1995, p. 9 Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Belcaster, Robert
Addition under way at CTA yard 1995-09-28 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 28, 1995, p. 16 Construction, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Station denied National Register listing 1995-09-14 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 14, 1995, p. 5 PACE, Skokie Swift, Nees, Michael, Dempster Street Train Station, National Register of Historic Places, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Operation Greenlight, Rigoni, Al, Historic buildings
Historic label now throws wrench into Swift station work 1995-06-22 None Skokie Review, Thursday, June 22, 1995, p. 3 PACE, Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council, Skokie Swift, Skokie Board of Trustees, Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Wagner, Nancy, National Register of Historic Places, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Survey says : Save former train station 1994-12-01 The majority of Skokie Swift riders want to preserve the old station. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 1, 1994, Sec. 1, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Dempster Street Train Station, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Historic buildings
CTA project ends, new one begins 1994-09-22 The CTA plans to renovate the station at Oakton and Hamlin. Skokie Review, Thursday, September 22, 1994, p. 7 Buildings, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Skokie riders get "Swift" kick 1994-09-15 The new Skokie Swift station has opened. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 15, 1994, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie Swift, Buildings, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Woman loses legs, sues CTA, driver 1993-02-04 A 78-year-old woman who lost both her legs after being hit by a CTA bus is suing the CTA and the bus driver. Skokie Review, Thursday, February 4, 1993, p. 3 Traffic accidents, Litigation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Old station is a keeper, rail fans say 1993-01-07 Local preservationists believe the Dempster St. Station in Skokie should be preserved. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 7, 1993, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie Swift, Dempster Street Train Station, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Historic buildings
CTA yard rehab detailed 1992-09-17 The CTA plans an extensive rehab of the train yard at 3701 Oakton. Skokie Review, Thursday, September 17, 1992, p. 3 Renovation and repair, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA yard facelift planned 1992-06-18 The CTA train yard on Oakton will receive a massive facelift beginning in 1993. Skokie Review, Thursday, June 18, 1992, p. 3 Renovation and repair, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Hearing Tuesday on Swift depot rehab 1992-06-04 A CTA commercial building in front of the Dempster Street Swift station will be demolished to make room for a new station. Skokie Review, Thursday, June 4, 1992, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Buildings, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
For the Swift, the CTA giveth, then taketh 1991-11-28 At the re-opening of the Skokie Swift, Skokie trustee George Van Dusen criticized proposed CTA cuts in service . Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 28, 1991, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Skokie Swift line to open Monday 1991-11-21 The Skokie Swift will reopen Monday November 25, 1991. Skokie Review, Thursday, November 21, 1991, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA cuts fight not over yet, Skokie vows 1991-11-21 The CTA voted to cut Saturday service on both the Skokie Swift and the Skokie Boulevard Route 54A bus. Skokie Review, Thursday, November 21, 1991, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Don't cut Swift, buses Skokie implores CTA 1991-10-31 Skokie officials are worried about proposed CTA route and service cuts. Skokie Review, Thursday, October 31, 1991, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Riders sing blues over CTA cut plan 1991-10-17 Riders are upset over proposed CTA cuts which would include the elimination of Saturday Skokie Swift service. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 17, 1991, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA not so swift in reopening line 1991-10-03 CTA officials report that the Skokie Swift will not restart operation until late November. Skokie Review, Thursday, October 3, 1991, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Swift's halt tied to Evanston's permit denial 1991-06-20 The CTA announced plans to close the Skokie Swift for 11 weeks. The shutdown will begin on July 8. Skokie Review, Thursday, June 20, 1991, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Swift to stop for 11 weeks; CTA to offer free buses 1991-06-20 The CTA announced plans to close the Skokie Swift for 11 weeks. The shutdown will begin on July 8. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, June 20, 1991, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Skokie OKs pact for new Swift station 1990-02-22 The village board approved an agreement under which the Chicago Transit Authority will rebuild the Skokie Swift train station. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 22, 1990, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie Swift, Renovation and repair, Buildings, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Saturday Swift run spared 1990-02-08 Chicago Transit Authority officials voted to retain Saturday service on the Skokie Swift El train line. Skokie Review, Thursday, February 8, 1990, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Swift's Saturday run still could be spiked 1990-01-18 The Chicago Transit Authority still has not withdrawn a proposal to eliminate Saturday runs on the Skokie Swift. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 18, 1990, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA proposes ending Swift's Saturday hours 1989-12-21 The Skokie Swift has been targeted for proposed service cuts on Saturdays, although some 1,000 people use it each Saturday. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 21, 1989, p. 3 Budget and expenditures, Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Twenty-five years pass by Swift-ly 1989-04-20 The Skokie Swift is celebrating its 25th anniversary today. An average of 1,250 people use the Skokie Swift during the rush hours. Skokie Review, Thursday, April 20, 1989, p. 5 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Anniversaries and birthdays, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Chemical cleanup done at Skokie CTA facility 1989-02-02 A firm hired by the Chicago Transit Authority finished a major clean-up of more than 1,000 drums containing solvents and other chemicals from the Skokie rail maintenance facility at 3701 Oakton Street. Skokie Review, Thursday, February 2, 1989, p. 9 Public health, Environment, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Planners outline area's transportation needs 1989-02-02 Proposed changes to Chicagoland's transportation system, including Dempster Street, Touhy Avenue and the Skokie Swift, were debated last week at Morton Grove Village Hall. Skokie Review, Thursday, February 2, 1989, p. 8 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Touhy Avenue, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Dempster Street
No Title 1989-01-07 The Chicago Transit Authority's only repair facility for major repairs is located in Skokie. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Saturday, January 7, 1989, Sec. 1, p. 1 Renovation and repair, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
After 20 years, Swift operator's seen it all 1987-10-01 Gysbertus Mheenbeek is retiring after 20 years as a Skokie Swift motorman. Skokie Review, Thursday, October 1, 1987, p. 7 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Mheenbeck, Gysbertus, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Retirement
Future of Swift, other lines still uncertain 1987-07-30 The long-range planning committee of the Regional Transportation Authority has stated that unless new revenue sources are found, some routes, including the Skokie Swift line, would have to be eliminated. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 30, 1987, p. 14 Budget and expenditures, Skokie Swift, Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Skokie el bridges well maintained, CTA says 2012-08-02 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 2, 2012 , p. 5 Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Cook, Erik
Skokie shop helps keep CTA on track 1987-05-30 The Chicago Transit Authority's main repair shop is located in Skokie. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Saturday, May 30, 1987, Sec. 1, p. 3 Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Skokie Swift slated for renovation work 1986-09-25 Planning is underway for the complete renovation and modernization of the Skokie Swift. Skokie Review, Thursday, September 25, 1986, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Renovation and repair, Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
No more Skokie Swift? 1986-09-18 A consultant to the Regional Transportation Authority recommended huge cutbacks in suburban transit service including the elimination of the Skokie Swift rail service. Skokie Review, Thursday, September 18, 1986, p. 3 Skokie Swift, Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
L trains at swift yard vandalized 1986-07-17 Nine CTA trains were vandalized at the Skokie Swift train yard. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 17, 1986, Sec. 1, p. 2 Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Crime and criminals - Vandalism
Skokie Swift users react to latest CTA fare hike 1986-02-13 Skokie Swift riders are not pleased with the CTA fare hike that went into effect on February 10. Skokie Review, Thursday, February 13, 1986, p. 7 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Swift gets big grant 1986-01-02 $1.9 million in state and federal funds will be available for the renovation of the Skokie Swift. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 2, 1986, Sec. 1, p. 1 Skokie Swift, Renovation and repair, Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA agrees to mow railroad track DMZ 1985-09-12 The long running dispute between the Skokie Beautification Commission and residents along the Skokie Swift tracks has eased now that the CTA has agreed to mow weeds along the tracks. Skokie Review, Thursday, September 12, 1985, p. 3 Skokie Beautification and Improvement Commission, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Jaffe blasts CTA surcharge 1982-04-01 State Rep. Aaron Jaffe is "enraged" by the CTA's proposal to initiate new transportation surcharges for the suburbs. The News, Thursday, April 1, 1982, p. 4 Transportation, Jaffe, Aaron, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Commuters cringe at Swift kick in the pocketbook 1981-09-13 Commuters on the Skokie Swift are voicing their dissatisfaction with a proposal that a surcharge of 20-50 cents be tacked on to CTA fares from suburban locations. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, September 13, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 2 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Smith hits transit hike 1981-09-10 Mayor Albert J. Smith is opposed to a transit consultant's proposal that a surcharge of 20-25 cents be added to the round-trip fares on CTA trips taken from suburban locations. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 10, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Smith, Albert J., Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Transit shutdown hits area 1979-12-20 Strike by the employees of the CTA stranded thousands of north suburban residents. The News, Thursday, December 20, 1979, p. 3 Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Strikes
Sick transit: Commuters lamenting the loss of the Swift service to Howard L 1979-12-20 Hundreds of residents had to find alternative transportation as the CTA strike halted service. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 20, 1979, Sec. 1, p. 1 Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Strikes
Commuters at work despite strike 1979-12-20 Despite the CTA strike most area places of business reported normal attendance by workers. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 20, 1979, Sec. 1, p. 1 Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Strikes
CTA starts Skokie Blvd. bus route 1979-06-14 CTA is adding a bus route along Skokie Boulevard from Old Orchard Shopping Center to the 6-Corners shopping area in Chicago. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, June 14, 1979, Sec. 1, p. 1 Transportation, Skokie Boulevard, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA to repair Main rail crossing 1977-06-16 CTA and Skokie to improve five crossings of Skokie Swift. The News, Thursday, June 16, 1977, p. 7 Skokie Swift, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Streets - Maintenance and repair
CTA may take over Skokie route 1975-08-14 Possibility of allowing CTA to take complete control of bus route 13. The News, Thursday, August 14, 1975, p. 5 Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA cuts fares 1974-10-10 Fares on the CTA 97 bus reduced to 25 cents within Skokie. The News, Thursday, October 10, 1974, p. 5 Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA will cooperate: Pikarsky 1974-08-08 Village wants to reduce fare and expand service on CTA 97 bus. The News, Thursday, August 8, 1974, p. 5 Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Pikarsky, Milton
Skokie acts to salvage NSMTD 1973-08-30 CTA wants to expand services in Skokie, but Skokie officials favor Nortran. The News, Thursday, August 30, 1973, p. 2 Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), North Suburban Mass Transit District (NORTRAN)
Skokie rezones CTA, Sanitary Dist. land 1973-02-15 CTA and Sanitary District property rezoned from manufacturing to office. The News, Thursday, February 15, 1973, p. 3 Zoning, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Skokie, CTA at odds; enter Evanston bus 1972-08-24 Differences between Skokie officials and CTA are not resolved. The News, Thursday, August 24, 1972, p. 11 Transportation, Skokie, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA agrees to cut Swift gate down time 1972-03-23 Skokie and CTA reach agreement on length of time Swift gates at Oakton and Skokie Boulevard are down. The News, Thursday, March 23, 1972, p. 4 Skokie Swift, Traffic signals, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA begs merchants for money 1964-02-20 CTA asks local merchants for contribution to revitalize the Oakton street station. The News, Thursday, February 20, 1964, p. 1 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA car chugs down the track 1964-02-13 Article on the equipment and financing for the proposed Skokie Swift. The News, Thursday, February 13, 1964, p. 11 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA receives federal grant 1964-01-30 Article on Skokie Swift which will begin service next spring. The News, Thursday, January 30, 1964, p. 1 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Dempster - Howard Express: CTA service in 4 months? 1963-10-10 CTA Board approves purchase of track between Howard and Dempster. The News, Thursday, October 10, 1963, p. 1 Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Odds favor CTA route in Skokie 1963-01-31 CTA may establish an "L" line to Dempster. The News, Thursday, January 31, 1963, p. 1 Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Skokie offers dollar aid for new CTA route 1963-01-24 Skokie encourages CTA to establish new route to replace the North Shore Railway. The News, Thursday, January 24, 1963, p. 3 North Shore Railway, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA 'L' trains on track to Skokie 1963-01-10 CTA officials propose a one car "L" from Howard to Dempster Street. The News, Thursday, January 10, 1963, p. 1 Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)