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  • 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'...
  • 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......
  • A tragedy and a shame

     
    Developing story: Metra chief found dead hours before meeting on his fate: Metra executive director Phil Pagano was found dead this morning, the agency said in a release. Metra would not confirm reports that Pagano was struck by a Metra......
  • Change of Subject

     
    Here are the items published in Sunday's print version of Change of Subject. Click on the link to leave your comments. Time to rethink the `food' tax break and place a levy on the Chunky Monkey A tragedy and a......
  • Shying from `cowardly'

     
    This is a bit random, but this week's stories about the suicide letters from former Metra chief Phil Pagano prompts me to withdraw the hasty accusation I made a few weeks ago that his method of taking his own life......
  • Abuse of the idea of `abuse of policy'

     
    I trust that this story -- Three newly disclosed instances where former Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano awarded vacation pay and special 401(k) compensation to himself and several top executives without approval could be considered "an abuse of...
  • Weeks in review

     
    Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman (WTTW): Host Joel Weisman with Mike Mulligan (WSCR-AM 670 The Score and Chicago Sun-Times), Charles Thomas (ABC-7 News), David Greising (Chicago News Cooperative), Abdon Pallasch (Chicago Sun-Times)....
  • He runs these trains, and they're bleepin' golden

     
    Kudos to Natasha Julius at the Beachwood Reporter for spotting the uncanny resemblance between new Metra CEO Alex Clifford... and this guy:...
  • 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?...