Security Details For Burke, Other City Officials To Be Reduced Or EliminatedChicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Friday announced plans to reduce or eliminate city-funded security for city officials, including powerful Ald. Ed Burke, the Sun-Times is reporting.
State Drops Writing Exam For Illinois StudentsThe state is expected to save nearly $2.5 million, now that Gov. Pat Quinn has eliminated writing exam for Illinois students.
Red, Purple Line Upgrades May Mean Cutting StopsFive CTA ā€˜Lā€™ stops between the Uptown neighborhood and Evanston may be eliminated under a new plan to modernize the Red and Purple lines.

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