It's that time of year and like many other websites, tv stations, newspapers and blogs, we're going to take a look back at some of the most important and biggest stories of 2011.
#4 - New Green Line Cermak Station Announcement
While it's clear that the Roosevelt El station is the primary hub for public transportation in the South Loop, as the neighborhood has continued to grow to the South many have been calling for a new El station South of Roosevelt (since there is no stop between Roosevelt and 35th street).
This has been a debate for a long time, but in mid-October of 2011 the CTA announced plans to open up a new Green Line Stop at Cermak between Wabash and State. While the stop isn't planned to open until 2014, this news should be a shot in the arm for the area and Alderman Fioretti's push to make Motor Row into an entertainment district. It also makes a ton of sense since it will provide another public transportation option for people/conventions at McCormick Place.