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  • Jubilant Garcia ready for runoff against Emanuel

    Jubilant Garcia ready for runoff against Emanuel
    A jubilant Jesus “Chuy” Garcia greeted commuters Wednesday at the Merchandise Mart ‘L’ stop the morning after he garnered enough votes to force Mayor Rahm Emanuel to an April 7 runoff election. “We’re headed to...
  • At least 7 hurt when CTA bus is rear-ended on West Side

    At least seven people have been hurt when a vehicle rear-ended a Chicago Transit Authority on the city's West Side. CTA officials tell the Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/1ErYhYY ) the collision occurred Tuesday afternoon in the East Garfield Park...
  • City Treasurer Kurt Summers thinks he's got $50 million in pension savings

    City Treasurer Kurt Summers thinks he's got $50 million in pension savings
    Four of 11 Chicago and Cook County employee pension funds have signed on to a plan pushed by City Treasurer Kurt Summers to jointly bargain money manager fees. Summers cites an example, first reported in Crain's, where an investment company owned by a...
  • 6 injured after CTA bus rear-ended on West Side

    6 injured after CTA bus rear-ended on West Side
    Six people were taken to area hospitals with injuries after an SUV ran into the back of a CTA bus on the West Side about 1 p.m. on Tuesday, according to authorities.  The northbound 52 Kedzie / California bus was stopped on Kedzie Avenue at the...
  • Mayoral candidates make last-ditch bid for support

    Mayoral candidates make last-ditch bid for support
    Mayoral candidates were out Monday in 11th-hour bids to win over voters before Election Day. Chicago voters can cast in-person absentee ballots downtown Monday before conventional voting takes place Tuesday around the city in an election headlined by...
  • City to break ground on Loop express bus system in March

    City to break ground on Loop express bus system in March
    After months of delays, the city will break ground next month on an express bus system in the Loop that is expected to reduce bus commute times and improve bus reliability, according to Mayor Emanuel’s office. With March only days away and on...
  • CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts

    CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts
    The CTA, Metra and Pace would lose almost $130 million in state funding under the 2016 budget plan that Gov. Bruce Rauner presented Wednesday, potentially threatening transit services provided to disabled riders and opening the door to deep service cuts...
  • Aurora dog lover not derailed by Metra's hesitancy on new pet policy

    Aurora dog lover not derailed by Metra's hesitancy on new pet policy
    To dog lover Rena Church, the numbers don't add up. The Aurora woman has gathered 4,500 signatures on a petition requesting a new policy to allow small pets on trains. The Metra board, on the other hand, got a measly 30-40 emails from folks aghast...
  • Rauner proposes cuts to Chicago transit, more road funding

    Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget would trim nearly $128 million from Chicago-area transit agencies, while increasing funding by a similar amount for road construction. The Republican's proposal says the reduction would amount to 4.4 percent of the...
  • CTA: Serious crimes down 26 percent

    CTA: Serious crimes down 26 percent
    For the first time in three years, serious crimes on the CTA—including thefts and robberies—declined, the transit agency and Mayor Emanuel announced in a news release Tuesday, just one week before the mayoral election. There were 2,021...
  • Metra fare hike may add up to more CTA riders

    Metra fare hike may add up to more CTA riders
    The difference is 25 cents but Joseph Lifsics is ready for change. After more than two years as a regular Metra rider, Lifsics said he soon will switch to the CTA after the Metra hiked his monthly pass from $85.50 to $99.75 as part of systemwide fare...