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Chicago is normal an underground Blue Line Station with a single arched ceiling island platform with the cream colored I-beam pillars under Milwaukee Road. An escalator (going up) and staircase lead up to small mezzanine with fare control in the middle of the platform. Fare control is here, one side has high exit turnstiles because their exits on three sides. Small black lettering at the top of the mezzanine walls direct passengers to the station's three street stairs at the complicated intersections and plazas above the station. One is on the north side of Chicago Avenue between May Street and Ogden Avenue, another is across the street in a small traffic island formed by Milwaukee Avenue, Ogden Aveune and Chicago Avenue all crossing each other. This one isn't the normal blue beams but has a more modern marble-looking cinderblocks with silver railings The final one is on the south side of Chicago Avenue between Milwaukee and May Streets.
All photos taken on 4 July, 2013

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Chicago signs line the track walls
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The escalator off the platform with blue columns
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Going up the the mezzanine and exit from the deep-bore station
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The top of the stairway and only way down to the staircase
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A high exit turnstile
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Little black original text for S. Side - Chicago Ave.
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Top of one of the streetstairs
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A simple unrenovated station street stair
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A rebuilt streetstair that is a little different with unique cinderblock marble looking walls
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A profile view of the third street stair
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An entrance staircase
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W. Side - Ogden Ave. or E. Side - Milwaukee Ave.
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Murals next to the escalator in the narrow mezzanine
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The Public Telephones are blocked by a mural
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Plaques for the Initial (and really only) System of Subways started in the 1930s as a WPA project, not completed until the 1950s because of the war
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