Metra Budget Hearings Draw Very Low TurnoutDespite a looming 11 percent fare increase for 10-ride ticketholders, few riders bothered to turn out for Metra’s only public hearings on its 2013 budget.
O'Hare To Get New Runway In 2013; People Mover To Be ExtendedA new runway and an extension of the people mover are coming to O’Hare International Airport next year.
Mayor Resisting Call From Aldermen To Hire 1,000 Cops Next YearAs City Council budget hearings continued Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was trying to deflect aldermanic calls for more police officers than already planned.
City Council 'Progressive Caucus' To Host 3 Public Hearings On BudgetMembers of the Chicago City Council’s self-described “progressive caucus” said the mayor’s office isn’t giving residents enough of a chance to discuss the city budget, so they’ll hold more budget hearings of their own.
Aldermen Express Concern About Higher Fees In Budget PlanCity budget hearings got underway Wednesday morning at City Hall, as aldermen questioned Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget team about the spending plan for 2012.