As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Wednesday, April 26
The CTA added SMS service to its Train Tracker -- starting today you can text "ctatrain" and the station code (here's a list) to 41411 and it'll text you back an estimate of when the next train will arrive.