Rauner Seeking More Government ConsolidationGov. Bruce Rauner announced Friday he’s backing four pieces of legislation that would allow local governments to consolidate services in order to save money for taxpayers.
CTA, Metra, Pace Gang Up On RTA Over ConsolidationsWhen Regional Transportation Authority Chairman John Gates wrote last week urging the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace to work more closely together, he wasn't anticipating the collaboration that resulted.
RTA To Weigh Money-Saving Consolidations Of CTA, Metra, Pace OperationsThe chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority is floating a proposal he says could save taxpayers as much as $150 million a year.
Police Shut Down Another Protest At Mental Health ClinicThe fight is escalating to save a mental health clinic in the Woodlawn neighborhood, as protesters camp outside in the second high-profile demonstration in a week.
Emanuel: City Has Exceeded Pledge To Save $75 MillionMayor Rahm Emanuel says the city has exceeded its pledge to save taxpayers $75 million for this year.
CPS Scraps Plans To Close Another SchoolAnother plan to consolidate some Chicago Public Schools students has been scrapped, thanks to an outpouring of outrage from parents.
West Side's Tilton School Escapes ConsolidationCommunity input has helped save a Chicago public school from consolidation.
Governor Pushing For Merger Of School DistrictsGov. Pat Quinn has proposed a plan to merge the state's current 868 school districts into no more than 300, a move aimed at saving $100 million.
Quinn Wants To Borrow Billions, Consolidate School DistrictsWith an income tax hike already in effect, Gov. Pat Quinn has presented a budget plan that would not raise any new taxes or fees, but would still cut state aide to the poor, reduce a number of services and borrow billions of dollars to pay overdue bills.