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  • 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.
  • 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...

    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...

    CTA fires train operator in O'Hare Blue Line crash

    CTA fires train operator in O'Hare Blue Line crash
    The CTA operator who admitted dozing off at the controls of a train that plowed into the platform at O'Hare International Airport was fired Friday — the same day the agency said it was making rules for operators "more stringent." The CTA sent the...