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July 2010 Archives

Chicago's first electrically powered L -- which had a third rail and ran for three miles -- was torn down within a year of opening to the public. Why?

The line was built for the 1893 World's Fair, and torn down when the fair was over. Len Marcus was the first with the right answer. If Len can send me his mailing address, I can send him his prize.

WBBM-AM 780's Bob Roberts and I question Metra Chair Carole Doris on "At Issue," which airs at 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Doris has been the embattled agency's public face since former executive director Philip Pagano killed himself May 7, following disclosures of his financial wrongdoing. Doris responds to a Sun-Times and Better Government Association investigation on Metra pay, and other issues.

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