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CTA Bringing Back 'Grand Theft Auto' Ads

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About six months after the Chicago Transit Authority pulled advertisements for the violent and popular gangland video game "Grand Theft Auto IV," ads for the game and its brooding, East European anti-hero have begun reappearing on the sides of CTA buses.

After the CTA took the ads down last spring, Take Two Interactive Software, Inc., filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan alleging that the CTA violated its contractual and Constitutional rights. The ads had been timed to appear around the game's April 29th release.

The lawsuit was settled in September, and as part of the agreement the ads will appear on buses for the next six weeks, according to CTA spokeswoman Noelle Gaffney.

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