Despite 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.
A new runway and an extension of the people mover are coming to O’Hare International Airport next year.
As City Council budget hearings continued Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was trying to deflect aldermanic calls for more police officers than already planned.
Members 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.
City budget hearings got underway Wednesday morning at City Hall, as aldermen questioned Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget team about the spending plan for 2012.