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Man charged with robbing teen on CTA train

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 Carol Stream man is charged with robbing a teenager aboard a CTA train in West Town.

Melvin Turner, 31, is facing one count of felony robbery, Chicago police said. He allegedly took a 17-year-old girl’s property on March 21 while aboard a CTA train in the 1000 block of West Lake Street.

Melvin Turner | Chicago police

Turner was arrested Sunday in the 1000 block of South Austin Boulevard in west suburban Oak Park after officers identified him as the alleged offender, police said. He is scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.

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