| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The news that plans to expand Chicago's Divvy bike program were back on track has excited officials and residents in Oak Park, where 12 bike rental stations are set to be installed next year.
Last month, the state approved funding the expansion of the...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:15 PM
The coming year could produce a sales tax increase in La Grange, a decision on a new pool for Oak Park and River Forest High School and permission for bars to open in Oak Park.
Also ahead in 2015, ground is expected to be broken for a new development on...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched his re-election bid with a new campaign website Tuesday and will start airing his first TV ad Wednesday, all before either of his two major challengers have even filed paperwork to get on the Feb. 24 ballot.
The moves reflect...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:19 PM
The rapidly expanding rides-for-hire industry in Chicago is undergoing more change Monday.
Customers will no longer be able to arrange a regular taxi or a black-car pickup using Hailo, one of a number of transportation smartphone apps that have...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:21 PM
The company that operates the Divvy bicycle-sharing program in Chicago is being sold, the new owner announced Tuesday.
Bikeshare Holdings said it has reached an agreement to acquire Alta Bicycle Share. Alta manages Divvy and bike-share programs in...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 10:55 AM
A union seeking to represent workers of Chicago's Divvy bike-sharing program filed an election petition last week with the National Labor Relations Board.
John Samuelsen, Transport Workers Union executive vice president, said the union seeks to represent...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Election hangover edition of five things for you today in Central Florida.
1. Governor Rick Scott won a second term as governor defeating Democratic candidate Charlie Crist. Scott said at his speech last night, "It's time to put all the division...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Whenever civic leaders set out to tackle a problem, they first create a plan.
"The problem is, we've got lots of plans," LISC Chicago executive director Susana Vasquez told a City Club of Chicago audience recently. "It takes more than a plan to...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:48 AM
New York has Citibike, Chicago has Divvy and now Seattle joins other cities in the U.S. and around the world in launching an official bike-sharing program. On Monday, the city rolled out Pronto bicycles at 50 stations around the city.
Each city has...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Stephanie Kemen was in a car with her boyfriend on the Dan Ryan Expressway when she spotted the unmistakable -- and unbelievable -- blue of a Divvy bike. "I felt so bad for her," Kemen said. "I think at first we were laughing ... but her legs looked...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Six Chicago area colleges and universities are participating in a new program to lower the cost of a Divvy bike-share membership for some college and graduate students.
The Divvy Student Membership program, announced Monday by the mayor's office, will...