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Midday News Links: Police To Screen CTA Passengers' Bags For Explosives

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 24, 2014 6:30PM

Photo credit: Eva O'Brien

  • Passengers on CTA trains will have their bags randomly screened starting next month as part of a federally funded counterterrorism effort by the Chicago Police Department. [NBC Chicago]
  • Ten people were shot, one of them fatally, in overnight violence. [Tribune]
  • Federal prosecutors want former City Comptroller Amer Ahmad to serve 15 years in prison on corruption charges. [Sun-Times]
  • The Jackie Robinson West Little League team will receive their commemorative Frosted Flakes cereal boxes. [CBS Chicago]
  • CTA will bypass the Jarvis, Morse, Loyola, Granville, Thorndale and Bryn Mawr stations for much of the weekend. [DNAInfo Chicago]