Carrie Austin

Aldermen Call For Answers On Possible Rape Kit Backlog Two Chicago aldermen plan to ask a City Council committee to investigate if there is a backlog of unprocessed rape kits involving Chicago sexual assaults.
Aldermen Want $1 Cab Surcharge To Help BudgetChicago taxicab riders would pay a $1-a-ride surcharge, but the $70 million raised from the fee would go to the city budget, under a surprise plan proposed Wednesday by a pair of influential aldermen.