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1 hr ago | Chicago Tribune
Commuters use their Ventra cards at the CTA station in the Thompson Center this month. A new study by an international economic organization paints an uncomplimentary portrait of the Chicago area's transportation system, saying it suffers from too many transit agencies and fragmented local governments.
8 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging
Given its rampant crime, corruption and money issues, a lot of residents of Illinois publicly wish they could give Chicago away. They almost never had it at all.
11 hrs ago | KWQC-TV Davenport
Some of Illinois' top political leaders and candidates for office were set to participate Sunday in a Chicago's annual Mexican Independence Day Parade. Organizers estimate roughly 500,000 have attended previously in the city's Little Village neighborhood, making it among the largest parades in the country.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicago's 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will be going up by a whopping 40 percent - in spite of a pending lawsuit and a precedent-setting Illinois Supreme Court ruling. Last year, Emanuel announced plans to save $108.7 million a year by phasing out the city's 55 percent subsidy for retiree health care and forcing retirees to make the switch to Obamacare.
United Van Lines Survey Revealed Most Moves Were for New Jobs or Corporate Transfers; 27 Companies Have Located New Headquarters in Chicago Since 2011 Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that Chicago has been named the most popular metro area for U.S. families to move to, based on data collected from United Van Lines in its Summer Long-Distance Moving Trends Study. Summer is considered the peak season for family moves in the U.S. and in the survey of customers moving to the top destination cities, over 70 percent moved for a new job or corporate transfer.
If you spy Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the Brown line, and you take a surreptitious photo on your smartphone, warning: The flash may go off. Twenty-five-year-old Chicago commuter Ben Albers learned this lesson the hard way last February when an attempt to secretly snap Emanuel backfired, his camera flashing in the mayor's face.
CBS 2's Susanna Song reports construction has been slated to begin this fall on two new pedestrian and bicycle bridges over Lake Shore Drive at 41st and 43rd streets. They will replace an outdated bridge at 43rd Street that has no ramp for bicycle or wheelchair access.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin this morning to tout federal funding for two pedestrian bridges over Lake Shore Drive. The bridges being built at 41st Street and 43rd Street will cross Lake Shore Drive to the lakefront from the Bronzeville neighborhood.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Governor Pat Quinn and Congressman Mike Quigley today announced the long-planned twin lakefront pedestrian bridges at 41st and 43rd Streets will be built as the result of recently approved federal funding. The project will create more than 420 jobs, while also providing safer and better access to the Lakefront for Bronzeville residents.
A horrific machete attack by an illegal alien gang on two innocent young men waiting on a platform for a Chicago El train has been caught on surveillance camera, and is making big news in Chicago. Chicago is, of course, a sanctuary city for illegal aliens under the policies of Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Chicago motorists 65 and older who drive Ford F-150's, Chevrolet Silverado's, Toyota Tacoma's and other small trucks could be in line for a big break when it comes time to purchase their city vehicle stickers. Ald. Anthony Beale , chairman of the City Council's Transportation Committee, wants to give them a nearly seven-fold reduction in their annual city sticker fees - from $202.28 to $30.34.
Gable Klein, former head of transportation for Chicago and Washington D.C., has joined Bridj, a Boston-based startup building dynamically generated bus routes. As TechCrunch 's Ryan Lawler reports, the Boston-based startup Bridj recently hired Gabe Klein to join their team.
Chicago teens would be subject to the city's nighttime curfew laws until their 18th birthdays - a year longer than they currently are - in a move Mayor Rahm Emanuel says is all about keeping kids safe. The mayor on Wednesday introduced an ordinance to the City Council that would increase the age of people the city curfew applies to from 16 to 17. Chicago aldermen and Mayor Rahm Emanuel took an opportunity Wednesday to link themselves to Chicago's feel-good story of the summer, welcoming the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Little League team to City Hall to congratulate them for their U.S. championship.
Chicago aldermen have taken a step towards getting rid of their own, controversial, inspector general and handing oversight over to the City Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. Alderman Pat O'Connor, Mayor Emanuel's floor leader, says a majority of council members are signed on to a proposed ordinance giving the city inspector general authority to investigate them and their staffs.
Chicago has banned smoking in public parks and watersides as the number of places that permit public smoking continues to dwindle. The Chicago Park District board on Wednesday evening passed new rules that apply the city's smoking ban to public parks and harbors.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:38 pm
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