Those who expected long lines of angry riders to pound on podiums and demand that the 10.8 percent fare increase and yearly fare hikes for 10 years be dropped were wrong. It didn’t happen, at least during the hearing at Mundelein village hall, one of four that occurred Wednesday.
Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd), a member of the council’s Progressive Caucus, wants a closer look at the numbers, and he and six members of the caucus have asked Ald. James Balcer (11th), who chairs the Public Safety Committee, to hold hearings into the city’s crime statistics.
Comments were overwhelmingly favorable Thursday at the final public hearing on the $475 million plan to rebuild the 50-year-old Circle interchange.
Relief could be on the way for commuters frustrated by the consistent gridlock they face on the Circle Interchange just west of downtown.
The CTA’s plan to ease crowding at the cost of all or portions of 26 bus routes ran into heavy opposition Tuesday night at the only public hearing on the proposed changes.
Now that Felony Franks has shut down on Chicago’s West Side, its owner wants to take the store to the gritty West Side of Evanston.
The Chicago Public Schools’ chief operating officer heard a litany of complaints and accusations Wednesday night, during a 2-1/2 hour hearing on the board’s proposed $5.16 billion budget.
The Chicago Transit Authority on Monday night will hold the first in a series of public meetings about a bold plan to rebuild part of the CTA Red Line in a matter of months.
Chicagoans next week will get to see the plans for log-awaited the Bloomingdale Trail, the liner park that will be developed along an old and defunct rail line on the Near Northwest Side.
Chicago Transit Authority bus and train riders have one final chance to weigh in on the new budget for the agency.
Businesspeople, county employees and the public lined up Thursday night for the chance to voice opinions on next year’s Cook County budget.
A few people say they will go along with higher tolls if it puts them back to work.
Teachers and parents jammed a meeting Wednesday night, for the first public hearing on the budget for Chicago Public Schools.