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CTA plans L overpass at Belmont to eliminate bottleneck

A $1.7 billion plan to modernize the CTA’s Red and Purple lines would include a roughly two-block-long bypass starting at Belmont that could affect 16 buildings and remove a major rail bottleneck, CTA officials said Thursday.

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Wallenda says Willis Tower not suited for high-wire act

Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, who’s already walked across Niagra Falls, wants to do a walk in Chicago. He was in the city Thursday to scout sites but says the city’s two tallest buildings — the Willis Tower and the Trump International Hotel and Tower — likely aren’t suitable.

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