Empty Classroom

CPS Won’t Offer 1-Year Extension To Teachers’ Contract

Thursday, April 30, was the last day the cash-strapped and shaken school district could offer the extension permitted in the teachers’ current contract


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Tollway Boss: Route 53 Extension Not A Done Deal

Kristi LaFleur acknowledges the original estimated price tag for the Northern extension of Route 53 is nearly $3 billion.


The CTA has rebuilt 10 miles of the Red Line, from 95th Street to Chinatown. (CBS)

Far South Side Residents Endorse Red Line Extension

The CTA has an ambitious proposal in the works: extending the Red Line from 95th Street south to 130th, with four stops along the way. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Still Examining Three Options To Extend Red Line South

The CTA says, contrary to published reports, it has NOT narrowed to two the list of potential routes for a Red Line extension to 130th Street. Nor is it in a position to move ahead with construction.


Northern Illinois head coach Rod Carey. (Courtesy NIU)

NIU Extends Contract Of Football Coach Rod Carey

NIU made the announcement Friday and said Rod Carey’s salary will be increased for 2014.


U.S. Supreme Court Building (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Madigan Seeks Extension On Concealed Carry Appeal

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday for more time to decide whether to appeal a court’s ruling that the state’s ban on the public possession of firearms is unconstitutional.


Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Mulls Extension To Oswego, Outside RTA Service Area

Metra doesn’t have enough money to fix what’s breaking, But that’s not stopping the commuter rail agency from studying a possible extension in the far southwest suburbs.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: Red Line Will Be Upgraded Now, Extended Later

If you’re wondering why the $1 billion plan to remake part of the CTA does not include Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s desire to extend the Red Line five miles south, officials say $1 billion is hardly enough for that project.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2011

Loyola Red Line Stop

Durbin Announces Federal Funds For CTA Red Line Upgrades

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Monday announced federal funds geared toward upgrading the Loyola CTA Red Line station in Rogers Park, as well as modernizing and extending the line in the future.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

Forrest Claypool

First Day For Claypool As CTA President

Not only is this the day Rahm Emanuel is sworn in as mayor – it is also the first day on the job for his hand-picked Chicago Transit Authority president, Forrest Claypool.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2011

Photo Of Spinning Wind Turbine. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Wind Turbine Prohibition Continues In Libertyville

North suburban Libertyville trustees have extended the moratorium on the construction, installation and operation of wind turbines for a fourth six-month extension.


Mass Transit Planned For Elgin-O’Hare Extension

Planning continues to extend the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway to the western edge of the expanded O’Hare International Airport, and mass transit is a component.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2011

Kenny Asserts His Power

There is rarely ambiguity from Kenny Williams.  Other MLB general managers say his phone calls are serious, purposeful and substantive, and that he is not one to mince words. So let’s look carefully at how he […]