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Midday News Links: O'Hare Blue Line Station Closed 'For The Foreseeable Future'

By Chuck Sudo in News on Mar 24, 2014 7:00PM

  • The National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating this morning's crash involving a Blue Line train at the O'Hare Airport station. Investigator Tim DePaepe said the train is going nowhere (pun not intended) until they complete their investigation, at least another 24 hours from now. The station will not reopen until the train is removed and repairs are made. [Tribune]
  • A woman died MOnday morning in a crash on the Dan Ryan expressway that sent debris on the Red Line tracks and halted service there for a spell. [ABC 7]
  • Sen. Mark Kirk said he will not campaign for Jim Oberweis and instead will "protect" his relationship with senior Sen. Dick Durbin. That's a passive way of saying Oberweis has no chance in Hell of beating Durbin this November. [Sun-Times]
  • When the Ukrainian Village Mariano's location opens Thursday it will be the first store in the chain to offer wild game. for sale. #firstworldproblems [DNAInfo Chicago]
  • White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana, who has been one of the ballclub's bright spots the past two seasons, signed a five-year deal to stay at 35th and Shields. [CBS Chicago]