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  • Ventra boss 'can't guess' when new fare system will work

    Ventra boss 'can't guess' when new fare system will work
    The top corporate official representing the publicly maligned Ventra fare-collection system traveled to Chicago on Tuesday to apologize for “unacceptable’’ technical and customer service problems that have cost CTA riders time and money....
  • Emanuel defends Ventra CTA rollout despite problems

    Emanuel defends Ventra CTA rollout despite problems
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday defended the switch to the CTA's new Ventra fare card system despite major problems with the program's rollout. Difficulties have abounded, from riders having trouble obtaining Ventra cards to getting overcharged for...
  • Alvarez, it's time: Set Daniel Taylor free

     
    I’d like to wish Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez a happy first anniversary on the announcement of her Conviction Integrity Unit, a task force created to re-examine controversial cases where plausible claims of wrongful conviction...
  • August 17

    August 17
    The third Friday in August should be a good day to get a tee time in Illinois. Gov. Pat Quinn just called Illinois lawmakers off the golf course and back to work that day to save the state from a fiscal collapse. The governor said Monday he has called...
  • CTU's Lewis rips Emanuel's 'elite' advisers

    CTU's Lewis rips Emanuel's 'elite' advisers
    In the wake of recent school closings and teacher layoffs, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis took aim Tuesday at the two R’s of her education reform effort — racism and revenue. Lewis, speaking to the City Club of Chicago, did not...
  • Fatal highway crashes dip in second half of 2012

    Fatal highway crashes dip in second half of 2012
    Crash fatalities declined slightly on Illinois roads in the second half of 2012 after the state began running a tally of the deaths on highway message boards, in response to an increase in deadly accidents in the previous months, the state's...
  • Quinn: No new casinos without pension reform

    Quinn: No new casinos without pension reform
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday put a finer point on a notion he's been pushing this spring: no gambling expansion will happen without comprehensive changes to fix a greatly underfunded government worker pension system. The Democratic governor also insisted...
  • Ryan, Gutierrez say immigration reform work not deterred by Boston bombings

    Ryan, Gutierrez say immigration reform work not deterred by Boston bombings
    Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, appearing today alongside Chicago Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez, said the terrorism events at the Boston Marathon last week have not and should not deter work on immigration reform. After an appearance at the City...
  • Emanuel unsure on fate of Prentice

    Emanuel unsure on fate of Prentice
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he still hasn't decided whether to endorse the demolition of the old Prentice Women's Hospital, even though the alderman who represents the area that includes the building said he's leaning toward supporting knocking it down....
  • Rutherford edges toward Republican governor run

    Rutherford edges toward Republican governor run
    Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford said Monday a decision on whether to run for the 2014 Republican nomination for governor is more a matter of when than if. Speaking to reporters after appearing at the City Club of Chicago, the first-term treasurer said...
  • My moment of G-L-O-R-Y

     
    Today at the City Club of Chicago's Public Policy Luncheon featuring the 2012 election insights of my colleagues, Clarence Page, Rick Pearson and Bruce Dold, moderator Paul Green made an offhand reference to "beating the goddamn drum." Into the silence......
  • Alderman outlines budget cuts, says mayoral bid unlikely

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 6:10 p.m. Ald. Brendan Reilly sounded a bit like a mayoral candidate Monday, offering ways to cut city spending as Chicago faces a record budget deficit. But Reilly, whose 42nd Ward includes most of downtown,......