| 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...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 10:43 AM
The Chicago Transit Authority has started installing electronic signs at bus shelters to inform riders when the next bus will arrive.
The CTA hopes to have the LED signs in place at 150 of the busiest bus shelters by March. The work is being done under a...
| 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...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 7:36 PM
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel may have picked an outsider to run Chicago Public Schools, but he stuck with City Hall insiders to ensure the city's trains and buses run on time.
New CTA President Forrest Claypool, who has known Emanuel for decades, will...
| May 6, 2012
City officials are describing a lengthy list of roadway closings, parking bans and mass transit reroutes during the upcoming NATO summit weekend as "minor inconveniences," but independent transportation experts cautioned that the scope of the security-...
| May 10, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Extending the Red Line, developing a bus rapid transit program and encouraging businesses to invest in transit upgrades are among Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's top transit priorities, according to a 72-page transition report he released today.
| Oct 4, 2011
The odds of experiencing a bad commute on the CTA are greater on Mondays and Fridays and during the run-up to rush periods, all because of canceled buses and trains, a Tribune examination of performance data has found.
The worst month for canceled runs...
| 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...
| Nov 1, 2010
| 4:32 PM
This ad from Democratic Cook County Assesor candidate Joe Berrios is insulting to the voter and assumes an utter lack of knowledge about the function of the office for which he is running. Under incumbent assessor (James) Houlihan, your home......
| Feb 10, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Former Chicago inspector general David Hoffman and former Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool (left), both well regarded figures in the political reform community on the left, endorsed Rahm Emanuel for mayor today (via Cap Fax). The momentum here is...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Wednesday's print column expands on an earlier post here Robert Kelly was indignant: “Mr. Claypool says when we work our birthday, we get 21/2 times rate,” he said. “We don’t!” Kelly is president of Amalgamated Transit...