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CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Free Rides For Some Government Workers Costing CTA Millions

Five 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.

CBS 2–01/31/2012

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Joliet Considering Privatizing Crossing Guards

The City of Joliet is considering farming out the jobs of school crossing guards in order to save some money.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

School Crossing

Carpentersville Wonders How To Handle Drivers After Cutting Crossing Guards

The crossing guards are gone in Carpentersville, and village officials are trying to figure out how to get children safely to and from school.

WBBM Newsradio–07/25/2011