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

  • Roadwork already slowing down over state budget impasse

    Roadwork already slowing down over state budget impasse

    From Bensenville to Carterville, from Lake Shore Drive to the Mississippi River, Illinois pavers and bridge builders are preparing for the worst — a June 30 shutdown if Illinois can't resolve its budget impasse and pay its contractors. Already, contractors have been told to hold off on needed "destructive"...

  • CTA giving No. 11 Lincoln bus up to 90 days to boost ridership

    CTA giving No. 11 Lincoln bus up to 90 days to boost ridership

    The No. 11 Lincoln bus route is getting another chance. The CTA board voted during its monthly meeting Wednesday to give the route up to 90 days to build ridership, before the agency decides whether to continue the run permanently. The agency wants about 1,500 riders per day on the route, but it...

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