| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:52 AM
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a resounding blow to questionable tax strategies that allow businesses to minimize their sales tax burden in the state.
In an unanimous opinion, the court found that the widespread corporate practice of...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:38 AM
Rena Church isn't asking to take a slobbering Saint Bernard on a Metra train to Chicago. She simply wants to bring Rula, a 12-pound Chihuahua mix that fits inside a backpack, along for the ride from Aurora to Union Station.
"She's so portable," said...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:28 PM
From the City of Evanston Web site, an announcement about the Public Leadership Award:
"On November 19, 2013, the Active Transportation Alliance presented a Public Leadership Award to the City of Evanston for designing vibrant, livable streets and...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Metra monthly pass customers who also buy passes on CTA and Pace will receive new types of cards starting in December that are compatible with the Ventra fare payment system, officials said Thursday.
Unlike CTA and Pace, Metra is not yet participating...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:17 PM
The Regional Transportation Authority will investigate the repeated snafus that have marred the CTA's launch of its Ventra fare card, officials said Wednesday.
RTA Chairman John Gates Jr. called the problems a "systemic failure" and directed the RTA's...
| Nov 21, 2013
The Regional Transportation Authority will investigate the repeated problems that have marred the CTA's launch of its Ventra fare card, officials said Wednesday.
RTA Chairman John Gates Jr. called the problems a "systemic failure" and directed the RTA'...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Metra's plans to build a $20 million station on the South Side — the first new commuter rail facility in that part of the city since 2011 — prompted an unusually candid explanation of the political back-scratching behind the project.
| Nov 18, 2013
As the nation's second-largest transit system struggles to debug the unruly Ventra fare-payment system, another apparent Ventra glitch is also testing the patience of some customers.
The culprit this time is the Chicago Transit Authority's Ventra...
| Nov 18, 2013
News briefs from Lake Forest, Libertyville and Vernon Hills.
Election officials are accepting candidate petitions for alderman positions through Wednesday during regular business hours. Petitions will also be...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:36 PM
Metra's board members need to be armed with new guidelines after the controversial ouster of former CEO Alex Clifford, including guidance on how to deal with patronage issues, a new report recommends.
One of those policies needs to spell out how Metra...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:22 AM
Stetson Siler of Oak Park went out to his mailbox one day last week, saw an envelope for a new Ventra card and wondered who would be getting one first, him or his wife.
Turns out, neither.
The disabled Air Force veteran, who was eagerly awaiting his...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:38 AM
The following items were taken from police reports.
On Sept. 22 at Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. a loss prevention agent observed a female subject enter the fitting room with a dress. A few minutes later she emerged without the dress and...