Englewood Flyover

Rep. Bobby Rush

Rep. Bobby Rush Denies Allegations Made By Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford

Congressman Bobby Rush is trying to counter what he calls innuendo and lies concerning his dealings with the embattled Metra commuter rail agency, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


Metra Protest

Rep. Rush, Activists March On Metra Over Project’s Lack Of Minority Contracts

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) is leading a protest march Thursday, asking Metra to restart the bidding process on the Englewood Flyover project on the city’s South Side.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Photo Of Cong. Bobby Rush. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel, Quinn, Durbin: Rush Is Right To Take Issue With Diversity On Metra Project

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) says he has been told there are virtually no minority firms being considered in a massive Metra construction project in the Englewood neighborhood, and he’s prepared to shut Metra down.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

Rep. Dan Lipinski

Lipinski Pushes For Six-Year Transportation Funding Bill

Even as Congress prepares to debate and vote on President Barack Obama’s jobs bill, behind the scenes, some lawmakers are talking about multi-year legislation to fund major transportation projects.

WBBM Newsradio–10/11/2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood with Rep. Bobby Rush and Gov. Pat Quinn.

Englewood Railroad Flyover Project To Create 1,500 Local Jobs

The Chicago economy is getting a bit of good news Monday morning, as the huge Englewood Flyover railroad project stands to bring hundreds of jobs.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

New Railroad Bridge To Ease Commute, Create Jobs

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski says 1,400 construction jobs are heading for Chicago’s South Side to build a massive railroad bridge at 63rd and State streets.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

Englewood Flyover

Plans Finalized For Englewood Railroad Flyover Bridge

Relief may be around the bend for thousands of Metra’s Rock Island line commuters accustomed to big delays caused by the railroad traffic bottleneck on Chicago’s South Side.

WBBM Newsradio–06/23/2011

Englewood Flyover

Congress Cuts Funding For Railroad Flyover Bridge

Funding has been cut for a massive bridge that would have eased rail congestion in the South Side’s Englewood neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2011

Englewood Flyover

Cuts Would Eliminate Railroad Flyover Project

A proposed project to ease rail congestion is now in jeopardy.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2011