Mary Wisniewski

Columnist Chicago TribuneWriter

Mary Wisniewski is the transportation reporter and Getting Around columnist for the Chicago Tribune. She joined the Tribune in 2016 after stints as a general news reporter at Reuters and transportation reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. She has won numerous journalism awards, including a 2010 Lisagor for a story on the city’s cab business. A Chicago-area native, she played with model trains as a kid. Her biography of writer Nelson Algren is scheduled to be published in October by Chicago Review Press.

Recent Articles

  • CTA OKs 25-cent fare hikes as watchdog group gives thumbs down to budget

    CTA OKs 25-cent fare hikes as watchdog group gives thumbs down to budget

    The CTA board on Wednesday unanimously approved raising bus and train fares by 25 cents next year, following the region's two other transit agencies, which also hiked their prices in response to state budget cuts. The 2018 fare increase — the first across-the-board increase in nine years — is intended...

  • State expands plan to add toll lanes on I-55

    State expands plan to add toll lanes on I-55

    Interstate 55 at rush hour is a great place to listen to an audiobook of “War and Peace.” But it’s not so great if you want to get home on time. I-55 offers one of the worst commutes in the Midwest and sees 12 hours of daily congestion, with four crashes a day, according to the Illinois Department...

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