| Nov 1, 2010
| 4:32 PM
This ad from Democratic Cook County Assesor candidate Joe Berrios is insulting to the voter and assumes an utter lack of knowledge about the function of the office for which he is running. Under incumbent assessor (James) Houlihan, your home......
| Oct 27, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Hal Dardick at 6:04 p.m. Cook County assessor candidate Forrest Claypool on Wednesday accused Democratic opponent Joe Berrios of engineering a record number of property tax breaks this year for clients of tax appeal lawyers who donated heavily.....
| Apr 19, 2011
| 7:36 PM
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel may have picked an outsider to run Chicago Public Schools, but he stuck with City Hall insiders to ensure the city's trains and buses run on time.
New CTA President Forrest Claypool, who has known Emanuel for decades, will...
| May 10, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Extending the Red Line, developing a bus rapid transit program and encouraging businesses to invest in transit upgrades are among Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's top transit priorities, according to a 72-page transition report he released today.
| Jun 20, 2011
| 3:23 PM
Responding to a spree of brazen crimes that has spooked the public, Chicago authorities announced today that there will soon be many more eyes -- police officers and surveillance cameras -- focused across the CTA system.
Technology will play a leading...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 3:12 PM
The CTA has eliminated 54 top white-collar jobs, all except three already vacant, in a cost-cutting move ordered by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for city agencies to slash 10 percent of senior management positions, transit officials said today.
| Aug 24, 2011
| 8:36 PM
The city's top internal watchdog gave new Mayor Rahm Emanuel points for transparency tonight, but warned that government oversight remains too diffuse in Chicago.
Inspector General Joseph Ferguson's comments came at a forum hosted by Chicago Public Radio...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:33 PM
As free rides on CTA, Metra and Pace end for most senior citizens in less than a week, transit officials today offered help, apologies and encouragement about how to use new reduced-fare cards.
The new process will be a chore to get started, but resuming...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 2:50 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel found common ground Thursday, talking up an additional $646 million in state funding for work on the CTA Red Line, the system’s busiest train route.
The money will be spent largely on rebuilding the tracks on...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan today that he says will allow the city to more efficiently clean and repair Chicago Transit Authority train stations.
Teams of city workers and private contractors will work together, moving from station to station...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 6:07 PM
With scarcely any discussion, the CTA board on Tuesday approved a $1.24 billion budget for 2012 that presumes no fare hikes, service cuts or employee layoffs based on management achieving unprecedented work-rule concessions from labor unions.
| Nov 21, 2011
| 1:37 PM
Surveillance cameras are now deployed at all 143 CTA rail stations to fight crime and give transit riders an added sense of security, officials announced Monday.
Almost 1,800 cameras were recently installed at 78 stations that previously did not have...