CTA Blue Line Illinois Medical District stop to get $23M renovation

January 7, 2014 10:55:52 AM PST
The CTA Blue Line will undergo a $23 million renovation to its Illinois Medical District train station.

The CTA will make all three entrances at the Illinois Medical District train station accessible to customers with disabilities and additional upgrades. The $23 million will come from TIF funds from the city's Chicago Neighborhoods Now program.

The Illinois Medical District is near four major health systems: the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Rush University Medical Center and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. The station was built in 1958 and has seen an increase in ridership of 53-percent in the last five years, according to the CTA. It's the third busiest station on the Lake Forest branch of the Blue Line.