Yellow Line Service Remains Suspended

CTA Yellow Line service remains suspended after the recent failure of an earth retention system on property owned by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) at Howard Street and McCormick Boulevard. The CTA has shuttle bus service in operation for Skokie Swift commuters and provides service updates at http://www.transitchicago.com/alerts/.

The MWRD issued the following statement on May 20, 2015:

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago met with the CTA, village of Skokie, ComEd and our contractor on Monday to discuss short-term and long-term plans regarding the failure of the earth retention system. The immediate plan is to stabilize the area and build the bank back up to allow ComEd to make repairs and to ensure no further deterioration of the site. Our engineering team and our contractor will be taking borings and working on a long-term solution and schedule. Our highest priority is to return the CTA Yellow Line back to service.  It is extremely important that the work proceeds in a manner that ensures the safety and integrity of the track system. It will take several weeks to complete this work properly. We should have a better idea of the long-term schedule toward the end of the week.

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Skokie Memorial Day Observance

The Village of Skokie 2015 Memorial Day observance ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 25.  The ceremony takes place at Veterans Park at the intersection of Lincoln and Cleveland Avenues. Local Veterans posts will be present at the ceremony and Taps will be performed.

Village Hall offices will be closed and refuse and recycling will not be collected on Monday, May 25. Monday collection will occur on Tuesday, Tuesday collection will occur on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday collections are unchanged.

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