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CTA, Metra, Pace Gang Up On RTA Over Consolidations

When 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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/31/2012

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RTA To Weigh Money-Saving Consolidations Of CTA, Metra, Pace Operations

The chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority is floating a proposal he says could save taxpayers as much as $150 million a year.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Mental Health Protest

Police Shut Down Another Protest At Mental Health Clinic

The 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.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Emanuel Taxis

Emanuel: City Has Exceeded Pledge To Save $75 Million

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city has exceeded its pledge to save taxpayers $75 million for this year.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2011

Beidler Students

CPS Scraps Plans To Close Another School

Another plan to consolidate some Chicago Public Schools students has been scrapped, thanks to an outpouring of outrage from parents.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011

Empty Classroom

West Side’s Tilton School Escapes Consolidation

Community input has helped save a Chicago public school from consolidation.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn Budget Address

Governor Pushing For Merger Of School Districts

Gov. 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.


Gov. Pat Quinn Budget Address

Quinn Wants To Borrow Billions, Consolidate School Districts

With 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.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2011