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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Funding has been cut for a massive bridge that would have eased rail congestion in the South Side’s Englewood neighborhood.
A proposed project to ease rail congestion is now in jeopardy.