I was on the Red Line returning home from work on Thursday, just about an hour after the news broke that both the state House and Senate had OK'ed Rod's change to the transit bill to give seniors free rides.
The wind was picking up as the jet stream dove south in the first hint of below-zero wind chills blowing in for the weekend.
As the doors opened at Loyola, a huge gust of wind whipped through the train car and tore from its frame this ad with this headline:
"The CTA is fighting for funding. We do not want to make these cuts."
Eerie, ominous and strangely apropos.