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A Litany Of Mishaps Marks The Morning

By Chuck Sudo in News on Nov 18, 2014 3:00PM

It's been an event-filled Tuesday morning before we even had our cappuccino and steel cut oats. Brown Line service was halted between Fullerton and Merchandise Mart and Purple Line express service suspended between Howard and the Loop when a three-alarm fire broke out at 1863 N. Sheffield Ave. The blaze at the former James Mulligan Public School was first reported around 2 a.m. According to the Sun-Times, the building, which first opened for students in 1890, was being considered for landmark status.

There is no ETA on when service will be restored as of post time, but riders can use the No. 151 Sheridan, No. 22 Clark or No. 37 Sedgwick buses to get from Fullerton to the Merchandise Mart.

Traffic on southbound Lake Shore Drive is returning to normal after a CTA bus caught fire around 5:45 a.m. As of post time, two of the southbound lanes are re-opened.

WGN Radio was knocked off the air this morning when some pipes burst in Tribune Tower.

We'd brace for a plague of locusts but it's just too damn cold.