How the Loop gained the ‘L’ tracks

Bob Sirott

392806 02: An elevated Chicago Transit Authority train is parked on the tracks where a similar train struck another CTA train earlier in the day August 3, 2001 in Chicago. An elevated Chicago Transit Authority train struck another CTA train just north of the city”s downtown Loop area, injuring more than 100 people. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Patrick T. Reardon, author of ‘The Loop: The ‘L’ Tracks That Shaped and Saved Chicago,’ joined Bob Sirott to talk about the history of the Loop and the decisions that allowed the train system to exist in Chicago.

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Bob Sirott's acclaimed broadcasting career has spanned nearly five decades and has included stints at WMAQ, WBBM-FM, WLS, WGN and various television stations. (Click for more.)
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