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Boy charged with robbing CTA Blue Line passenger in Near West Side attack: cops

A Chicago resident has started an online petition asking Metra and the Chicago Transit Authority to install calming blue lights at all train stations as a way to prevent train suicides.

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A teenage boy was charged with robbing someone of a cell phone Saturday morning at the CTA Blue Line’s Illinois Medical District station in the Near West Side neighborhood.

At 5 a.m., the 15-year-old was arrested after the alleged victim told officers the boy landed multiple punches before stealing the cell phone in the 400 block of South Damen, according to a statement from Chicago police.

The 15-year-old was charged with one felony count of robbery, police said. He was scheduled to appear in juvenile court on Monday.