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New Skokie Yellow Line Station Opens

It took more than a decade, but the new Yellow Line stop at Oakton Street and Skokie Boulevard is finally here. A celebration is planned later today, check the story for details.

The new Yellow Line stop at Oakton Street and Skokie Boulevard officially opened today. Chicago Transit Authority president Forrest Claypool will be joined by Village of Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen to celebrate the grand opening of the new station at 10 a.m., Monday.

The CTA stop cost more than $20 million to plan, design and construct, with $6 million coming from the village's TIF fund and the other $14 million coming from federal grants.

The last time a station opened on the Skokie Swift line, was April 18, 1964, when the CTA reestablished service the Yellow Line and first began offering non-stop rides between Dempster and Howard streets.

To read Skokie Patch's previous coverage regarding the Yellow Line,

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