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  • Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait

    Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait
    The CTA said Wednesday it is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the Red Line’s aging north branch tracks and stations, just hours after South Siders aired complaints to the agency’s board that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s promised southern extension of the same rail line was moving too slowly.
  • Emanuel defends Claypool's controversial CTA hires

    Emanuel defends Claypool's controversial CTA hires
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday defended CTA head Forrest Claypool's hiring of two men who gave up their Cook County jobs amid allegations of unethical conduct related to patronage, saying he wasn't concerned because Claypool knew the pair from the county....

    Illinois' friends-and-family hiring plan

    Illinois' friends-and-family hiring plan
    In 2005, Forrest Claypool was a Cook County commissioner running for board president, and Gerald Nichols was a top aide — "patronage chief" was how Claypool put it — for John Stroger, the man Claypool was trying to unseat. Today, Claypool...

    Claypool hires ex-county staffers with past ethics problems

    Claypool hires ex-county staffers with past ethics problems
    For years, Forrest Claypool railed against "the friends and family hiring practices" of Cook County Board presidents John and Todd Stroger, accusing the father and son of running a county government that was rendered bloated, costly and ineffective by...

    Free transfer boosts station ridership

    Free transfer boosts station ridership
    After eliminating the charge to transfer to the Red Line in the Loop pedway, the CTA is seeing increased ridership at the Washington station. The Blue Line stop saw a 13 percent jump in ridership, from 2.8 million entries in 2012 to nearly 3.2 million...