| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ran for the job as a reformer, but on Tuesday she found herself defending a decision to put two former southwest suburban state lawmakers on the county payroll.
Michael Carberry and John O’Sullivan...
| 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.
| Jul 20, 2011
| 5:57 AM
The CTA has ordered 300 additional 5000-series rail cars for $331 million, the car manufacturer Bombardier Transportation announced today.
The CTA has now ordered 706 of these rail cars, which feature aisle-facing seats, electronic signs and smooth...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 11:43 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to hire 50 full-time police officers to patrol rail and bus stations around the city.
The officers will come from the fall class of the Chicago Police Academy and will be detailed to public transportation by the spring of 2012....
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Like some Chicago Catholics, Aidan Gillespie of Pilsen performed the Stations of the Cross last week to prepare for Easter—except he did it using CTA stations.
Gillespie, 24, said he traveled the length of the CTA rail system to visit 10 churches...
| Jan 15, 2012
Working for a public agency with a runaway overtime problem, CTA veteran Jackie Hubbard logged an average of 34 hours of OT on top of each 40-hour week, according to payroll records.
"Some people at CTA are picky about the type of work they do and the...
| Jan 18, 2012
After months of wrangling over data, it wasn't until Dec. 23 that CTA officials dropped a bombshell to finally explain why their figure for overtime paid to employees was millions of dollars lower than the number the Tribune arrived at by analyzing the...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:25 PM
Seven of the most shabby, leaky and all-around deplorable rail stations on the CTA Red Line north branch are in store for a “$57.4 million face lift’’ starting this summer and running through early next year, under a contract the CTA...