The city’s Safe Passage program to protect Chicago Public Schools students on their way to and from school has been expanded to 133 schools, thanks to $10 million in new funding from the state.
The CTA hopes to attract more riders by speeding up its buses, and giving buses green light priority over other vehicles is a key part of that strategy, but it says it is encountering problems obtaining federal grant money that’s been in the hands of the Regional Transportation Authority since 2012.
The Republican from Highland Park, who suffered a stroke in January 2012, attended a round-table discussion at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with Chicago-area stroke researchers. He emphasized the importance of funding National Institutes of Health research.
Illinois, which was the first state to have a poison center, could soon become the only state without one. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.
(CBS) — The Illinois Poison Center, which runs a confidential hotline to dispense information about dangerous substances, is itself in need of revival. By June 30, the publicly and privately funded center could be closed […]
Accused of using immigrants as “pawns in a political battle” over same-sex marriage, Cardinal Francis George defended the decision to halt Catholic Church funding for immigrant rights groups that support gay marriage.
After a two-year reprieve, Illinois high school juniors will be tested on their writing skills again next spring during state standardized tests.
Chicago’s Field Museum is shrinking.
The Chicago City Council appointed its first internal watchdog just seven months ago, and he says he’s busy, but he’s out of money.
A state commission set up to investigate claims of police torture is about to close up shop.
The second day of intense talks is in progress at the NATO Summit, and the major focus remains how to deal with the war in Afghanistan.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reassuring Chicago taxpayers that they won’t be stuck with the bill for all the activity, security and disruptions that will occur around the NATO Summit the weekend of May 19.
Road and mass transit construction projects nationwide could begin grinding to a halt next week unless a deadlock over funding is broken in Congress, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is getting impatient.
The Chicago News Cooperative has suspended publication, after 2 1/2 years of providing local news articles online and content for the Midwest pages of the New York Times.
A pair of Illinois congressmen reached across the aisle to fight against ending gas tax funding for public transit.
Following a stinging backlash, The Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation will resume funding for cancer screenings through Planned Parenthood.
legislative maneuver made nearly three years ago is causing some state employee pension funds to appear less funded than they really are.
Those who help the homeless, drug addicted and mentally ill are celebrating funding restoration by Illinois lawmakers–and one major agency is already planning to rehire laid-off staffers.
A bipartisan push is underway from key lawmakers, who want to extend a federal highway bill and save jobs in Illinois.
The CTA won’t raise fares for the rest of 2011, but is making no promises beyond that.