Jury To Deliberate: How Much Do Chicago Panhandlers Make?Two panhandlers contend Cook County Sheriff's deputies improperly barred them from panhandling at Daley Plaza. Jurors must decide multiple issues. But the judge has already ruled deputies violated the men's free-speech rights to beg at least once. So no matter what, jurors will have to consider how much a day of begging is worth.
Free Rides For Some Government Workers Costing CTA MillionsFive months after ending free rides for all senior citizens, the CTA is still providing free rides to thousands of civil service employees -- a practice that dates back to 1945, when it was mainly a “courtesy” extended to police and firefighters.