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  • Gov. Quinn's budget address as delivered

     
    Now, if you don’t agree with our debt restructuring plan, tell us which payments (sic) you would eliminate to pay $8.7 billion in overdue bills today. Which programs? Put it out there for all of us to see. Saying "no"......
  • Airline stowaway suspect once arrested for not paying train fare

     
    The Nigerian national arrested after allegedly sneaking aboard a New York-to-Los Angeles flight has a history of not paying for his transportation, court records show. Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, 24, was arrested in Chicago in 2008 after he allegedly refused...
  • We ask: How crazy was that hailstorm?

     
    Chicago took a pounding from a hailstorm last week, and Lincoln Park got its fair share of abuse. Where were you when the storm hit?...
  • Dealbreaker: living in the ‘burbs

     
    On my online dating profile, one of my listed dealbreakers is that I refuse to date anyone who lives in the ‘burbs. Recently, I got a heated message from a Napervillean telling me how he would be the one for me but I'm such a closed minded twit...
  • Where the #$@! can I park?! Or: surviving Wrigleyville on game days 101

     
    Even if you don't know the joy of living in the best ‘hood in town, you've probably experienced one of the most painful prices we residents have to pay: finding a parking space in a 2-mile radius when the Cubbies are at home. For those of you who...
  • 5 tips for the frugal twenty-something

     
    Since moving out from under the oh-so-comfortable roof of my parents' home in May, I've definitely had a few expense blunders that I've learned from. You know, like when your landlord decides it's a bright idea to cash two rent checks on the same day or...
  • Your transit dollars at work

     
    Hill & Knowlton will provide consulting services for the RTA "to build on its foundation of priority initiatives by developing innovative ways of reaching budget goals and defining more specific objectives within the priority initiatives.''... from today'...
  • What the RTA survey is asking

     
    I cut and pasted all the questions as I clicked through the RTA survey we're discussing here. Though I can see where customer answers to some of these questions could guide strategic decisions in the future (about quiet cars, wi-fi,......
  • Memo to RTA: This is why we have the Internet

     
    Story: RTA asks transit users: How's the ride? Agency says $500,000 survey is worth the cost In recent weeks, thousands of CTA and Metra riders on selected buses and trains have received brochure-like surveys and emails asking how satisfied they......
  • Packin' on buses and trains?

     
    Our story The CTA, Metra and Pace are urging the General Assembly to prohibit firearms on mass transit if a "concealed carry" bill is brought up for a vote this year. The transit agencies said they have "significant concerns that......
  • Would Cubs fortunes blossom in Rosemont?

     
    NBC-5 is among the media outlets reporting that the village of Rosemont is offering the Cubs free land on which to build a new stadium, one free from all the pesky annoyances (and benefits) of being tucked into a neighborhood......