Minority Contracts

Ed Gardner with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

South Side Businessman Vows To Keep Up Minority Contract Fight

The South Side businessman who on Monday shut down two construction sites over the lack of black workers is vowing to keep up the pressure.


Much of the steel track, wooden rail ties, and ballast -- stones used to hold the rails and ties firmly in place -- are badly deteriorated along the Dan Ryan branch of the CTA Red Line, after 43 years of use. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Going All Out To Ensure South Side Residents Get Work On Red Line Rebuild

The Chicago Transit Authority is taking extraordinary steps to make sure that South Side residents have a good shot at the jobs to be created the Red Line’s tracks are rebuilt through that area.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012


CTA, Mayor’s Office: Local Community Will Work On 95th Street Red Line Station Rehab

The Emanuel Administration says the $20 million project to rebuild and expand the CTA Red Line’s 95th Street station will have local community participation from beginning to end.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

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